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Global AML Fines Research Report 2023

Global AML Fines Research Report

Global Crypto AML & Regulatory Fines surge in 2023

Over $6.6 billion in enforcement actions were issued to financial institutions across the globe. The value of penalties imposed by regulators worldwide increased by 57% in 2023.

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Our annual research examines the most stringent jurisdictions issuing fines to financial institutions across the globe, ranking which countries are enforcing AML regulations with the most punitive fine values and their totals.

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Our annual research reveals which countries have received the most punitive fines and where their headquarters are located. The data highlights which jurisdictions are being identified as having financial institutions that suffer from issues with their AML compliance frameworks.

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AML Fines by Industry

A year of continuous research yields many data insights into the state of AML enforcement actions across the world. We examined which industries are falling foul of regulations according to jurisdiction and globally.

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Global AML Regulatory Fines Escalate in 2023

2023 saw fines for non-compliance with anti-money laundering regulations total $6.6 billion, an increase of 57% globally.

Fines increased in every region except for EMEA where they plummeted by 93% of the fine total in 2022.

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North America

Issued regulatory fines of over $5 billion in 2023, including seven of the largest enforcement actions



Enforcement action soared to $1.4 billion thanks to renewed focus on the payments industry



Fine values dwindled across the region, reaching just $76 million compared to $1.1 billion in 2022

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Understand the Numbers

AML enforcement surged in 2023. Our expert panel examines dives into the data.


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AML fines surged 57% in 2023 when compared to the previous year, reaching a total of $6.6 billion.


Look Back at Fines in '22

In 2022, fines for non-compliance with financial services regulations totalled $4.17 billion.