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Standard Chartered fined US$ 1,1bn for helping Iran and £102m to Britain's Financial Conduct Authority

Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 09:39 UTC
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The bank will also pay £102m to Britain's FCA, which found “serious and sustained shortcomings” in Standard Chartered's anti-money laundering controls The bank will also pay £102m to Britain's FCA, which found “serious and sustained shortcomings” in Standard Chartered's anti-money laundering controls

Standard Chartered bank is being fined US$1.1bn for violating US sanctions against Iran and over inadequate financial crime controls The penalties, imposed in connection with a range of different investigations in the US and the UK, all date back to before 2014.

The London-based banking firm set aside US$ 900m in February in preparation for the settlements. Standard Chartered has also undertaken to improve its compliance procedures.

The bulk of the settlement, US$ 639m, relates to breaches of US sanctions against Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

The bank will also pay £102m to Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The FCA found “serious and sustained shortcomings” in Standard Chartered's anti-money laundering controls.

Bill Winters, the bank's chief executive, said: “The circumstances that led to today's resolutions are completely unacceptable and not representative of the Standard Chartered I am proud to lead today.

”Fighting financial crime is central to what we do and who we are; we do not tolerate misconduct or lax controls and we will continue to root out any issues that threaten the trust we have built over more than 160 years.”

US authorities said a former banker at Standard Chartered's Dubai branch had pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy to violate sanctions.

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