A lack of funds in the amount of €1.9 billion dragged Wirecard into insolvency, thus causing problems for the company’s auditor EY as well as the German regulatory authority BaFin. The first question to be asked in the first place is whether the funds were ever in Wirecard at all. Most likely not! Another question pops up in this context: Why the Philippines?
Felix Holtermann and Christian Schnell of the German Handelsblatt reported on the money-laundering report filed against Wirecard by the European Funds Recovery Initiative (EFRI). In a detailed article titled “The past catches up with Wirecard” the background of the global scam industry and the respective involvement of payment processors is explained.