Congress passes historic anti-corruption provision, culminating decade-long fight to end anonymous companies in the US
This beneficial ownership provision, known as the Corporate Transparency Act, is the major step in closing the loopholes allowing financial crime to thrive in the US.
Huge win for anti-corruption campaigners as BVI pledges company ownership transparency
The British Virgin Islands has committed to make information on the people who own and control companies in the tax haven public by 2023, a major step forward in the fight against the UK’s tax havens being used in global money laundering
US real estate key vehicle for money laundering, and as the ‘FinCEN files’ reveal, anonymous companies are at the heart of it
Without swift reform, America will continue to hurdle towards a housing crisis, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns and layoffs.
Global Witness response to the ‘FinCEN files’ leaks
The FinCEN leaks show how the world’s biggest banks have been moving billions of dollars of dirty cash
Isle of Man tax regime allows super-rich to avoid up to £1 billion in VAT on private jets
The global super-rich have avoided paying up to £1 billion in VAT on the purchase of private jets by using advantages including financial secrecy in the Isle of Man
Only a handful of EU countries meet key money laundering deadline
New Global Witness analysis finds EU must speed up AML reforms
New bank levy must be used effectively in fight against dirty money
The money raised must be used to bring the real owners of UK properties, companies and trusts into the light
EU takes legal action against eight Member States over anti-money laundering failings
EU to take action on states over 5AMLD
Luanda Leaks expose role of financial secrecy and western professionals in moving tainted money
New revelations about how Isobel dos Santos amassed her fortune, allegedly at the expense of the Angolan state, once again reveal a global system of financial secrecy complicit in her schemes
NCA £190m settlement underlines need for transparency in UK property market
£190m settlement underlines the need for a public register revealing the real owners of companies purchasing UK property.
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