CBA cops record $700m hit

Original article by Michael Roddan, Pamela Williams
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 5-Jun-18

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has admitted to 53,750 breaches of the nation’s anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. CBA has agreed to pay a record fine of $A700m after reaching a settlement with Austrac. The civil penalty equates to about seven per cent of the bank’s profit for fiscal 2017. ­Austrac CEO Nicole Rose says the fine is "appropriate", while she adds that CBA needs to revamp its compliance systems more quickly than the five-year timeframe it has outlined. She has also warned that organised crime gangs are still actively targeting Australian banks.

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COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT. AUSTRALIAN TRANSACTION REPORTS AND ANALYSIS CENTRE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, REGAL FUNDS MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, CLSA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

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