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    Good News – UK Regulator FCA finally acts against Robert Courtneidge and ePayments Systems!

    On February 11, the FCA-licensed e-money institution ePayments System has been ordered by the FCA to suspend all activity for “an indefinite period.” The regulator found “a number of weaknesses” in its anti-money-laundering (AML) controls. ePayments Systems is one of the big e-money institutions in the UK with over a million private accounts and more than 1,000 business accounts. Allegedly, the company has issued more than 75,000 prepaid cards as a principal issuer of Mastercard. It booked profits of more than £18m on revenues of almost £28m in the year up to the end of April 2019, with a whopping 66% gross profit margin according to Alphaville. Its director Robert Courtneidge resigned on February 17, 2020.