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Deutsche Bank Fined $186 million for Slow Progress in Anti Money Laundering Compliance Programs

Deutsche Bank has had a troubled past regarding anti money laundering compliance. 

The Federal Reserve has stated that it fined Deutsche bank $186 million for failing to address money laundering control problems and other shortcomings that were previously identified by the US Central Bank. The Federal Reserve had identified issues in 2015 and 2017, which resulted from deficiencies in controls with Deutsche Bank’s relationship with the Estonian branch of Danske Bank.

The Federal Reserve Board has stated that, “The Board found that Deutsche Bank made insufficient remedial progress under the 2015 and 2017 consent orders and had deficient anti-money laundering internal controls and governance processes relating to its prior relationship with the Estonian branch of Danske Bank.”

Deutsche Bank is required to meet the requirements set forth by regulators or it may face additional, greater fines and penalties.

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