Financial watchdog orders Afterpay to hire external auditor
Financial watchdog AUSTRAC has ordered Afterpay to hire an external auditor after the layby provider came under scrutiny.
Afterpay released a statement at the beginning of the month about AUSTRAC engaging in talks with the agency over potential breaches to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
Afterpay said it did not know of AUSTRAC’s decision before it was served with a notice on Thursday.
AML Solutions CEO and former manager at AUSTRAC Todd Harland discusses with Ross Greenwood what the notice means for the layby provider.
“They’ve got over 4 million customers and that’s grown very quickly, so they have a need be able to keep up with that sort of pace and I wonder whether that has caused some of the problems.”
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