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NEWS: UK watchdog fines Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust bank Stg£7.6M for serious AML failings

A man walks toward a Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank building in the central business district in Abuja, Nigeria

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined the UK subsidiary of Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank Stg£7.6M ($9.3M) for what it said were further serious failures in its anti-money laundering systems and controls.

“These weaknesses were repeatedly highlighted to GT Bank by internal and external sources, including the FCA, but despite this, GT Bank failed to take appropriate action to fix them,” the Financial Conduct Authority said in a statement on Tuesday.

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