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Strong push to regulate crypto markets

17 Jun 2021 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

Legalbrief Forensic Issue 765 Global crypto trading values have soared over the past few years and are currently averaging in excess of $200bn a day. Understandably, SA authorities are keen to establish the identities of local investors. At the same ...

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Digital transformation of AML/CFT

17 Jun 2021 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

The FATF is exploring the opportunities that technology can offer to improve anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) efforts. Technology is transforming the way we work and live. In many fields, it offers considerable efficiencies and cost savings. The ...

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High-risk cryptocurrency scheme to be liquidated

17 Jun 2021 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

Legalbrief Today Issue 5193 The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has ruled that the Rawlins Trust, which received about R300m from 991 individuals to invest in high-risk cryptocurrency – and reportedly lost up to R120m in the process – ...

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SCA case summary involving Discovery Life Limited v ...

17 Jun 2021 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

SCA case summary involving Discovery Life Limited v Hogan and Another By Shamaa Sheik The following judgment was handed down in the Supreme Court of Appeal on 11 June 2021: Discovery Life Limited (Appellant); and Michael William Hogan (1st Respondent), ...

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Strong push to regulate crypto markets

Legalbrief Forensic Issue 765

Global crypto trading values have soared over the past few years and are currently averaging in excess of $200bn a day. Understandably, SA authorities are keen to establish the identities of local investors. At the same time, notes Legalbrief, SARS is engaging with cryptocurrency exchanges to ...

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Digital transformation of AML/CFT

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is exploring the opportunities that technology can offer to improve anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) efforts.

Technology is transforming the way we work and live. In many fields, it offers considerable efficiencies and cost savings. The FATF is exploring the opportunities that ...

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High-risk cryptocurrency scheme to be liquidated

Legalbrief Today Issue 5193

The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has ruled that the Rawlins Trust, which received about R300m from 991 individuals to invest in high-risk cryptocurrency – and reportedly lost up to R120m in the process – must be finally sequestrated. A Daily Dispatch report says Judge Bantubonke ...

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By Lee Rossini

At the heart of the client-adviser relationship is trust. For a client to take a financial adviser into their trust is a sensitive and delicate process. Building trust always requires the same basic elements: truth, sincerity, perceived value, and the client’s confidence in the adviser. There are several principles that should assist in building trust between a financial adviser and client.

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