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10 January 2020
The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) comes into force today and introduces the requirement for 'obliged entities', including the Association of International Accountants (AIA) Members in Practice, to report certain information discrepancies to Companies House.
 
From 10 January 2020, all obliged entities must tell Companies House if there’s a discrepancy between the information that they hold about a beneficial owner and information on the Companies House people with significant control (PSC) register.

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03 July 2019

Dr William Ho re-elected as Hong Kong branch President for another term during the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Commenting upon his re-election, Dr William Ho said: "With the support of the Executive Committee of the branch, I feel privileged to be re-elected the President of the AIA Hong Kong branch for another term.  

21 June 2019

A record number of people have graduated from the AIA Diploma programmes this year with the qualification fast becoming the first choice for aspiring accountants and business experts in Greece.

AIA has a long history of providing high quality and in-demand qualifications which are relevant to a fast paced, ever changing finance profession. Designed to meet the needs of a dynamic European financial sector, the AIA diploma equips graduates with the skills and practical knowledge to distinguish them from peers and professional rivals and are highly sought after by employers.

18 June 2019

The Duke of Sussex in his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador presented the newly launched innovators in international development awards at a garden party attended by AIA to celebrate the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

As a Commonwealth Accredited Organisation AIA recognise the importance of the newly launched innovators in international development awards which build upon the Commonwealth’s existing principles of promoting democracy and good governance, human rights and the rule of law, gender equality and sustainable economic and social development.

11 June 2019

The new website for the Registry of Beneficial Ownership has now launched.

The RBO is the central repository of statutory information required to be held by relevant entities in respect of the natural persons who are their beneficial owners/controllers, including details of the beneficial interests held by them.

11 June 2019

The new AIA Regulatory Oversight Committee is charged with ensuring that the AIA maintains its compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and adding a level of oversight and scrutiny in line with best practice. The Committee will report directly to Council, taking responsibility for the appropriateness of the framework for AIA’s internal regulation of Members in Practice.

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