As Brexit looms, France’s top three banks are now pressing ahead with plans to cut their staffing in the UK. BNP Paribas SA, Credit Agricole SA and Societe Generale SA […]
The Federal Reserve on Monday slapped BNP Paribas S.A. and some of its U.S. subsidiaries with a $246 million fine for what it said were the firm’s unsafe and unsound practices in foreign exchange markets.
The Board levied the fine after finding deficiencies in BNP Paribas’s oversight of, and internal controls over, FX traders who buy and sell U.S. dollars and foreign currencies for the firm’s own accounts and for customers.
French bank watchdog ACPR said it had fined BNP Paribas â‚¬10 million for inadequate anti-money laundering controls.
Reuters reports that the penalty followed a 2015 inspection of the bank which revealed a number of shortcomings in its provisions for preventing money laundering and financing of terrorism, ACPR said in a statement. And it found that the bank dragged its feet in implementing an overhaul of its operations that it had officially decided to implement in 2013.