Gibraltar Gambling Regulator Agrees £850,000 Settlement with Onisac Ltd
The Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner has agreed a regulatory settlement with Onisac Ltd, a part of the Mansion Group.
This settlement is in respect of historical anti-money laundering (AML) deficiencies within the business in relation to non-EU/non-UK customers where significant control failings were identified in respect of various AML requirements. The licence holder accepts that, in relation to several accounts reviewed during an onsite assessment for the purposes of assessing the adequacy of the due diligence and ongoing monitoring carried out, its internal controls fell below the required regulatory standards.
An aggravating feature in this case was a failure by previous senior management to respond adequately to regulatory advice or to deliver on an agreed action plan.
The Regulatory settlement was agreed because current senior management have been fully cooperative during the onsite visit which led to this action and subsequent enquiry. Management commitment has extended to agreeing to improved governance arrangements (including non executive oversight), a third party review and an enhanced period of monitoring by the Gambling Division working together with the current senior management team.
The financial element of the regulatory settlement is £850,000 which will be paid to the Consolidated Fund. In arriving at this figure due consideration has been given to the additional management time and costs (including payments to professional advisers) that will be incurred as part of the remediation programme.
Onisac Ltd continues to hold a licence from the Government of Gibraltar and the Gambling Commissioner contemplates no further continued action in respect of the company and will be making no further comment on this matter.