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Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments

Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments
21/10/2019

The European Commission has underlined the importance for companies to publish sufficient, reliable and comparable sustainability-related information to effectively direct capital towards sustainable investments.

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American Belgians risk losing their Belgian bank account in 2020

American Belgians risk losing their Belgian bank account in 2020
26/08/2019

As recently communicated in the Belgian media, Belgians with the American nationality risk losing their Belgian bank accounts because of the strict application of the U.S. FATCA-legislation. In application of the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which is also applicable in relation to U.S. citizens residing in Belgium, financial institutions outside the U.S. (such as Belgian banks), must provide specific data to the U.S. Tax Authorities (IRS) about the bank accounts of these American nationals

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Bankierseed en bancair tuchtrecht

Bankierseed en bancair tuchtrecht
11/07/2019

Een wet van 22 april 2019 wijzigt de wet van 25 april 2014 op het statuut van en het toezicht op kredietinstellingen en beursvennootschappen, om een bankierseed en een tuchtrecht in te voeren.

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2019, the year of truth for open banking (RTS - SCA)

2019, the year of truth for open banking (RTS - SCA)
29/01/2019

In the world of Payments and FinTech, PSD2 has been a hot topic for several years now. Last year was already a crucial year with the transposition deadline of this directive scheduled for 13 January 2018.

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Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019

Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019
28/01/2019

Given the latest political developments in the UK, a hard Brexit is becoming a more tangible reality. Belgian financial institutions doing business in the UK will be severely affected in a no-deal scenario

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Mr. Jan Peeters
Mr. Jan Peeters

Ultimate Beneficial Owners Register operational as of today – Compliance required by 31 March 2019
27/09/2018

he Anti-Money Laundering Act of 18 September 2017 (the “AML Act”) set up a central register at the Treasury Administration(the “UBO Register[1]”) to which all Belgian companies (and certain other legal entities) have to provide information on their Ultimate Beneficial Owner (“UBO”).

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Mr. Luc Germonpré

Het UBO-register - Een stand van zaken
14/09/2018

De wet van 18 september 2017 tot voorkoming van het witwassen van geld en de financiering van terrorisme en tot beperking van het gebruik van contanten zet de Vierde Europese witwasrichtlijn 2015/849 om in het Belgische recht. 

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Belgian Entities Required to Disclose their UBOs before 30 November 2018

Belgian Entities Required to Disclose their UBOs before 30 November 2018
28/08/2018

This newsletter gives a brief overview of the practical aspects of a new obligation for Belgian entities to gather information about their ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) and enter it in a central UBO register.

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The upcoming UBO register : summary of the obligations of Belgian companies

The upcoming UBO register : summary of the obligations of Belgian companies
22/08/2018

As a result of the implementation of the 4th (and already, in part, 5th) EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive(s) into Belgian law, companies incorporated in Belgium and other legal entities are required to identify

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Virtual Currencies: No longer a Game without Frontiers

Virtual Currencies: No longer a Game without Frontiers
13/07/2018

On 19 April 2018, the European Parliament adopted the proposal for the fifth Anti-money Laundering (AML) Directive, which will make a number of changes to the fourth AML Directive, implemented in Belgium by the Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act and in effect since 16 October 2017.

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