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422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better resultshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/EMMA6-global-crackdown-on-money-laundering.aspx422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better results2.12.2020 9:10:00<div class="ExternalClass74DA4C0CE4234FEC8CB1B12BE5405E6D"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Today, law enforcement authorities from 26 countries and Europol announced the results of the European Money Mule Action EMMA 6, a worldwide operation against money mule schemes. During the span of the operation, 1,529 criminal investigations were initiated. With the support of the private sector including more than 500 banks and financial institutions, 4,942 fraudulent money mule transactions were identified, preventing a total loss estimated at €33.5 million.</span><br></p></div>1

 

 

All online purchases may soon require strong identificationhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/All-online-purchases-may-soon-require-strong-identification.aspxAll online purchases may soon require strong identification25.11.2020 9:24:00<div class="ExternalClass2D9B01759C9F45C28FD1D3518FEA49C3"><p><span style="font-size:18.2px;">As of the end of the year, you will want to keep your means of strong identification close at hand. The transition period to the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) ends by January 2021, after which the requirement of strong customer authentication will apply to all electronic payments. This includes even small amounts and cases such as refuelling a car using a mobile app. The purpose of PSD2 is to improve payment security and consumer protection. </span><br></p></div>2

 

 

Companies making progress with climate riskshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Companies-making-progress-with-climate-risks.aspxCompanies making progress with climate risks13.11.2020 11:02:00<div class="ExternalClass31B258048778456DA36C48E8551837ED"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Companies are making progress in awareness and reporting of climate risks, according to The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Established in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board, the TCFD has published a framework of recommendations to help the financial more effectively disclose and prepare for climate-related risks. More information on climate risks helps companies raise their level of preparedness.</span><br></p></div>3

 

 

Finnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecutionhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finnish-government-proposes-making-illegal-threats-subject-to-public-prosecution.aspxFinnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecution25.11.2020 7:04:00<div class="ExternalClassE287683F01A344B894C2CBCA0CEA2157"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Employees at banks and insurance companies face threats, online shaming and even persecution on a daily basis. The recent government proposal to make illegal threats subject to public prosecution is highly valuable: it gives employers more power to help and support their employees against harassment.</span><br></p></div>4

 

 

Economic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universitieshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Economic-Guru-is-only-a-short-test-but-it-can-open-doors.aspxEconomic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universities19.11.2020 11:39:00<div class="ExternalClass530A58A2F61245F594F6597CAF0D4A5A"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Finnish upper secondary school students’ Economic Guru 2021 competition offers the chance to win a place of study in eight different universities. There are more universities taking part than before and the number of places is the largest to date. Previous years’ Economic Guru finalists applaud the opportunities that the competition offers: participation takes little effort, but the payoff can be great.</span><br></p></div>5

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Finnish financial services in the UK partially cut off at the end of the year

Amanda Aalto, 2 Dec 2020

Although the looming Brexit deadline of 31 December will go by unnoticed by most Finns, it may have dramatic effects on permanent UK residents who use Finnish financial services. After the British exit from the European Union, Finnish financial sector entities must obtain a licence to provide services in the UK.

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Finnish financial services in the UK partially cut off at the end of the yearhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finnish-financial-services-in-the-UK-partially-cut-off-at-the-end-of-the-year.aspxFinnish financial services in the UK partially cut off at the end of the year4.12.2020 8:44:052.12.2020 13:57:00
422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better resultshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/EMMA6-global-crackdown-on-money-laundering.aspx422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better results2.12.2020 9:29:032.12.2020 9:10:00
All online purchases may soon require strong identificationhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/All-online-purchases-may-soon-require-strong-identification.aspxAll online purchases may soon require strong identification25.11.2020 15:22:1825.11.2020 9:24:00
Finnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecutionhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finnish-government-proposes-making-illegal-threats-subject-to-public-prosecution.aspxFinnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecution25.11.2020 7:42:1025.11.2020 7:04:00
Economic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universitieshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Economic-Guru-is-only-a-short-test-but-it-can-open-doors.aspxEconomic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universities2.12.2020 9:12:4619.11.2020 11:39:00
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