The World Bank is to act on reports that tighter anti-money laundering (AML) rules are blocking the remittance and transfer services used by millions of the world's poor. Concerns over so-called "de-risking" – closing accounts of higher-risk category clients, such as money transfer operators, in bulk – are growing significantly, and the World Bank is conducting a global survey as a first step towards addressing the problem.
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