24 December 2015
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all clients, businesspartners, collegaues and friends!
20 May 2015
The EU fourth Money laundering directive was adopted and enters into force 2015-06-25. The Directive shall be in incorporated in national legislation by the member states 2017-06-26 at the latest.
6 May 2015
The Government Bill 2014/15:80 was adopted by the Parliament and enters into force 2015-08-01.
17 March 2015
The Government Bill 2014/15:80 "Inclusion of certain international standards in the Act on measures against Money laundering and the financing of terrorism" was submitted to the Parliament
12 February 2015
A Government Proposal for Inclusion of certain international standards in the Act on measures against Money laundering and the financing of terrorism was submitted to the Legal Council (Lagrådet)
12 January 2015
A "final draft" from the EU Presidency on the fourth Money laundering directive was published and is supposed be submitted to the EU Parliament during the Spring 2015.
During 2015 we can expect new and amended Swedish legislation and regulations on measures against money laundering as well as the adoption of the Fourth EU money laundering directive. AML Consulting follows closely the further work and actions within this area.
1 July 2014
New Swedish penal legislation on Money laundering offences etc. enters into force. A draft from the Ministry of Finance is published regarding the inclusion of certain international standards on Money laundering
18 December 2013
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all collegaues, businesspartners, clients, and friends!
18 November 2013
AML Consulting closely follows the ongoing work with the EU fourth Money Laundering Directive and will provide tailored consulting services for financial institutions and non-financial companies, service providers and professionals that are covered by the Fourth Directive. The scope of the Fourth Directive is proposed to be widened to include providers of gambling services. According to recent news from the EU Finance ministers meeting in Nov 2013 the Fourth Directive is likely to be adopted by May 2014. A draft report from the European Parliament has also been published during Nov 2013.
Autumn of 2013
AML is now providing further "Package offers" within the AML area and for issues related to payment services and payment service providers etc. including risk assessments, drafting of internal instructions/manuals and tailored AML training. AML has also a long time experience in providing assistance to applicants to the Regulator (FI) who intend to launch business as registered payment service providers or Bureau de change and other similar types of financial businesses under the AML scope. Within the payment services area AML Consulting also provides advice and assistance with applications to the FI regarding the virtual currencies payment services area.
24 December 2012
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013 to all collegaues, businesspartners, clients and friends!
6 February 2012
Thomas Grahn, AML Consulting, contributes with an article in the publication "Money Laundering" issued by the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (publication no 16). The articles in the publication are mainly built from various speches held at an international AML conference organised by the Centre.
24 December 2011
A Happy New Year 2012 to all collegaues, businesspartners, clients and friends!
2 November 2010
Thomas Grahn is a co-author of a new book on "Measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism - a practical guidance and legal commentary" which will be published by Norstedts Juridik, www.nj.se in November 2010 (in Swedish only).
4 March 2010
The Swedish government has issued a Bill for a new Act on Payment Services for consideration of the so called Legal Council. The Bill will implement the EC payment directive 2007/64/EC. Thomas Grahn AML Consulting is offering consultancy services for companies that will now be under the new act on payment services incl the amended AML legislation
26 December 2009
All the best for the new year 2010 to collegaues, businesspartners and friends!
15 May 2009
The Swedish financial supervisory authority, Finansinspektionen, has issued new Regulations and general guidelines (FFFS 2009:1) against money laundering and the financing of terrorism which enter into force 15 May 2009.
6 March 2009
The Goverment bill 2008/09:70 with a proposal for a new legislation against money laundering and the financing of terrorism was adopted with minor modifications by the Parliament 11th February 2009. The new legislation will enter into force 15th March 2009.
19 January 2009
The Government Bill 2008/09:70 with a proposal for a new legislation against money laundering and the financing of terrorism is currently processed in the Parliament, Justice Committee and is expected to be adopted 11 February 2009 with entering into force 15 March 2009. Further information at www.riksdagen.se
1 January 2009
All the best for the new year 2009 to collegaues, businesspartners and friends!
14 October 2008
The Swedish Government has 14 October 2008 issued a bill for hearing at the Legal Council, with a proposal for an amended legislation on measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The proposed legislation is a further step in the Swedish implementation of the EU third money laundering directive. More information at http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/10163/a/113463
19 August 2008
Take the opportunity and sign up now for the Tonbeller Compliance Forum "3rd EU Money Laundering Directive - Ready or Not? which takes place 9th September 2008 at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica, Oslo, Norway
Programme and online registration at www.tonbeller.com/en/complianceforum
The registration is free of charge
1 January 2008
AML Consulting wishes a happy new year to all collegaues, businesspartners and friends!
30 March 2007
The Swedish Government Commission on AML, which was appointed last year, has 30 March 2007 issued a report with a proposal for implementation of the EU third money laundering directive and relevant FATF issues. The amended legislation is proposed to enter into force 15 December 2007.
2 January 2007
A happy new 2007 to all colleagues and friends!
Since the launching of Thomas Grahn AML Consulting in July 2006 the outcome has been most satisfactory. The international work took the lionpart of this initial period but also a couple of domestic seminars and streamlined assignments were carried out.
Thanks everybody who I had the privilege to work with and I look forward to a great co-operation during 2007!
1 July 2006
AML Consulting has been launched as the only consultant firm in Sweden devoted solely to advise and assistance on measures against money laundering and terrorist financing on international and national level. Since the launching of AML Consulting Thomas Grahn has been assigned for an EU funded task to develop, in co-operation with other experts, a comprehensive distanslearning tool (e-learning) regarding measures against money laundering. Thomas Grahn has also been assigned as leader and speaker at a number of seminars and workshops in Sweden, China and Nigeria.