UAE Bank Faces $100 Million Compliance Penalty


New York, NY -- (SBWire) -- 11/30/2021 --We continue to see many examples of action being taken against organizations and institutions that fall short where regulatory compliance is concerned. One of the most recent is Mashreqbank, which is based in the United Arab Emirates. The bank was fined $100 million by the New York State Department of Financial Services for violating sanctions regulations and also for not having an adequate compliance program in place. Thousands of payments were flagged by the New York State Department of Financial Services as being problematic. Despite the bank's own compliance and risk management department also flagging issues much earlier on, no action was taken. It took several years for the bank to make any actual changes to its operating procedures and, as a result, the $100 million penalty is being applied, as well as a requirement to report on the status and sustainability of the bank's compliance program.

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