Fubon bank fined for violating money laundering act

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/13
By: Tsai Yi-chu and Ko Lin

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank (台北富邦) has been fined NT$1 million

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(US$33,200) for failing to file reports on large cash transactions as required by the Money Laundering Control Act, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said Tuesday.

The incident is the second time the FSC has fined a local bank over such violations following a NT$1.8 million fine that was imposed on Chang Hwa Commercial Bank (彰銀) earlier this year.

Under the Act, financial institutions are required to report to relevant authorities each cash transaction or withdrawal by their clients that exceeds NT$500,000.

A recent investigation led by the FSC found that Fubon has failed to report some 20 suspicious financial transactions carried out by its clients last year, according to Chen Yen-yi (陳妍沂), chief secretary of the FSC’s Banking Bureau.    [FULL  STORY]

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