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Money laundering is concealing or disguising the identity of illegally obtained proceeds so that they appear to have originated from legitimate sources. It is frequently a component of other, much more serious, crimes such as drug trafficking, robbery or extortion. Money laundering is omnipresent and found in areas where it might least be expected, such as environmental crimes. The advent of cryptocurrency, such as bitcoins, has exacerbated this phenomenon.

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Download pdf 1,kb. Hawalas and other similar service providers HOSSPs arrange for transfer and receipt of funds or equivalent value and settle through trade, cash, and net settlement over a long period of time. What makes them distinct from other money transmitters is their use of non-bank settlement methods.

This typology seeks to provide a facts-based review of the extent of their vulnerability to money laundering and terrorist financing. These include:. While the settlement through value or trade that masks the individual fund transfers is a source of vulnerability, the most significant reason for concern is lack of supervisory resources and commitment to effective regulation. Home Countries The role of Hawala and other similar service providers in money laundering and terrorist financing. Home Publications Documents The role of Hawala and other similar service providers in money laundering and terrorist financing.

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The role of Hawala and other similar service providers in money laundering and terrorist financing. These include: a lack of supervisory will or resources settlement across multiple jurisdictions through value or cash outside of the banking system in some cases the use of businesses that are not regulated financial institutions the use of net settlement and the commingling of licit and illicit proceeds While the settlement through value or trade that masks the individual fund transfers is a source of vulnerability, the most significant reason for concern is lack of supervisory resources and commitment to effective regulation.

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In other countries, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, for example, is helping to coordinate the tracking of terrorist funds through the global banking system and cracking down on countries that fail to improve transparency and regulation. These efforts are already proving useful in uncovering large-scale drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations. They have also helped reveal important information on terrorist groups, particularly those operating in the West. Financial investigators tracking al-Qaeda assets rely heavily on data and paper trails from commercial banks and financial regulators in pursuing and investigating leads.

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The role of Hawala and other similar service providers in money laundering and terrorist financing

While hawaladars are spread throughout the world, they are primarily located in the Middle East , North Africa , the Horn of Africa , and the Indian subcontinent , operating outside of, or parallel to, traditional banking, financial channels, and remittance systems. Hawala follows Islamic traditions but its use is not limited to Muslims. The hawala system originated in India [4]. It has existed since the 8th century between Indian, Arabic and Muslim traders alongside the Silk Road and beyond as a protection against theft. It is believed to have arisen in the financing of long-distance trade around the emerging capital trade centers in the early medieval period.

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