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$27 billion issued globally
$27 billion levied in fines against financial institutions for AML/KYC sanctions violations since 2008.
$11.52 billion levied in 2015 alone, the most punitive year for fines.
$8.9 billion was the highest fine ever issued (levied by the US DoJ against a French Bank in 2015).
$90 million is the average global fine issued.
Of all three fine types, fines for sanctions violations account for 73% of all violations in the US (by $).This differs from APAC and Europe where AML fines outweigh fines for sanctions violations.
The US has issued 91% of the total amount (by $) of fines globally, followed by the Netherlands (3%), Australia (2%) and UK (1.5%).
The US Department of Justice is the most active regulator when it comes to imposing financial penalties for non-compliance.
Europe recorded their highest regional fine of $900 million in 2018 against a Dutch bank.
The Nordics is the only region that fines their own domestic banks more than international banks. Majority of financial institutions get fined by international regulators rather than their own regulators.
The last 4 years in APAC has seen regulators flex their enforcement muscles with tougher penalties.
US$ Amount of Global Fines by Region
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