Posts tagged with beneficial-ownership

New support for UK Overseas Territories to publish beneficial ownership data

news Open Ownership · Nov 2020

In recent months, nine of the UK Overseas Territories (OTs) have announced their intention to build publicly accessible registers of beneficial owners for companies registered in their territories. Open Ownership (OO) will be working with the OTs as they enact...

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Beneficial Ownership reform in Africa: analysing progress in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria

blogs Karabo Rajuili · Nov 2020

Ghana and Kenya recently launched Africa’s newest online central beneficial ownership (BO) registers in October of this year. In August, the much anticipated legislative basis for Nigeria’s central register of persons of significant control (PSC) was enacted through the Companies...

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FinCEN files reveal beneficial ownership weakness at heart of financial system

press Open Ownership · Sep 2020

The FinCEN files are the latest leak confirming that anonymous companies are the vehicle of choice for hiding illicit activities and money. More than USD 2 trillion in suspicious transactions have been revealed and investigated by BuzzFeed and the International...

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