FSA Fines Royal Bank of Scotland Group £5.6m for UK Sanctions Controls Failings

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On August 13, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had fined RBS Plc, NatWest, Ulster Bank and Coutts and Co (RBSG) £5.6 million (approximately $8.9 million) for failing to have in place adequate systems and controls to prevent breaches of UK financial sanctions. This is the biggest fine imposed by the FSA to date in pursuit of its financial crime objective. It is also the first fine imposed by the FSA under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

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