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Banks have to pull together in the fight against criminal money

the Five banks in the Netherlands start co-operation in order to witwaszaken, and the financing of terrorism, the better to combat it. That is, the Nederlandse

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Banks have to pull together in the fight against criminal money

the Five banks in the Netherlands start co-operation in order to witwaszaken, and the financing of terrorism, the better to combat it. That is, the Nederlandse Vereniging van banken (Dutch banking association (NVB) on Wednesday announced the.

It's going to be, ING, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, Triodos Bank, and the bank "Volksbank", which includes the SNS and ASN Bank are. Together, they Transactiemonitoring, the Netherlands (TMNL), which is complementary to the activities of the banks are already doing in the fight against criminal money.

In the Netherlands, it is estimated that each year about 16 billion euros of criminal money laundering. This money is coming from, for example, drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, child pornography, or extortion. Criminals often use multiple banks.

Through the agreement, the banks will be better able to make unusual patterns in payments to discover, that is, without the co-operation be kept secret.

the relationship with the banks, ahead of previously announced amendments to the anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

with The construction and development of the TMNL will be phased in place, the report of the Dutch banking association (NVB. In the long term, other banks would join the initiative.

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