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Briefing: AML 6

What it means for compliance

The sixth European Union anti-money laundering directive (AML 6) includes ‘predicate’ offenses. These are crimes that could be a component of a larger and more serious crime – the crimes that give rise to the financial proceeds that are then ‘laundered’. The list of 22 predicate offenses covers a broad range of crimes, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling and sexual exploitation, environmental crime and cybercrime. Under the new regulations, which come into force in the EU in June 2021, aiding, abetting, inciting and attempting an offense of money laundering will also constitute a crime. Find out more about mitigating the risks associated with the new regulations and how data and technology can help.