The FATF announces updated VASP guidance
At the end of February the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) outlined a range of new measures and updates aimed at strengthening its Strategic Initiatives, with particular attention paid to VASPs.
As promised following its plenary session in February, the FATF has now released its draft guidance for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) for public consultation. In this article, we take a look at some of the key updates and suggestions.
Arguably one of the biggest drivers of innovation in the regtech industry has been the movement to accelerate adoption of the FATF’s Recommendation 16 – commonly referred to as the Travel Rule. That expansion has sparked a wide range of new developments, initiatives and solutions, which we cover in this article.
In June 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) updated its Travel Rule to include VASPs. A year on, VASPs and national regulators still face many challenges in implementing the Recommendation. However, positive steps have been taken to help bring the growing sector into the regulatory fold of the broader financial industry.