Global Financial Institution Fines 2008 - 2019


$36 billion issued globally

  • $36 billion issued in financial institution fines globally since 2008

In 2019

  • $8.4 billion in fines issued for non-compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions regulations
  • Amid global trade tensions, sanctions violations make up almost 30% of 2019 fines (by $)
  • $5.1 billion was second highest fine ever issued by French Criminal Court at a Swiss bank
  • India (12), Chinese Taipei (10) and Pakistan (8) were most active in fining financial institutions in APAC
  • US regulators fined foreign financial institutions more than domestic banks
  • $86.1 million was average 2019 fine value issued
  • France issued 61% of total amount (by $) in fines, followed by US (31%), Belgium (4%), UK (2.5%)

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US$ Amount of Global Fines by Type
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