From SEAT Wiki
- Three big problems hobble the fight against financial crime: a lack of transparency; a lack of collaboration; and a lack of resources. 
- The value of information coming from a network of banks is thousands of times higher than the information any one bank 
- Banks can spend all they like on AML, but the criminals won’t end up in court 
- Blaming banks for not ‘properly’ implementing anti-money-laundering laws is a convenient fiction 
Most tax treaties with the US have a saving clause that enables America to tax its citizens and treaty residents as if no tax treaty were in effect.