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new Anti-Money Laundering Rules

One of the most notable aspects of these regulations is the introduction of a 'harmonized approach.' This approach signifies a unified and consistent regulatory framework, which is particularly critical in enhancing the effectiveness of anti-money laundering efforts across diverse jurisdictions.

In the sphere of the crypto industry, these regulations bring about a notable shift. Crypto-Asset Service Providers (CASPs) are now required to adhere to stringent due diligence measures, reflecting the increasing focus on the financial activities within this rapidly evolving sector.

Another key facet of these regulations is the extended scope of entities now classified as obliged entities. This expansion includes football clubs and luxury goods traders, broadening the accountability and oversight within sectors previously less scrutinized.

Financial institutions are also facing more rigorous requirements, particularly in their dealings with high net-worth individuals. These measures are designed to provide a more in-depth examination of financial transactions and potential risks associated with these high-value accounts.

Furthermore, an EU-wide cash payment limit of €10,000 has been established, serving as a measure to curb money laundering activities. Additionally, transactions ranging from €3,000 to €10,000 are subject to mandatory identification, ensuring enhanced transparency and monitoring.

Lastly, as part of AMLD6, there is a consensus on the criteria for identifying beneficial owners. This is based on parameters of ownership and significant control, aimed at unveiling the real individuals behind complex corporate structures.

This agreement represents a comprehensive effort to bolster anti-money laundering defenses across the EU, with a keen focus on various sectors.

Gizem Tansu

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