Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit is a government agency established under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (Cap. 373 of the Laws of Malta). It is the entity responsible for the collection, collation, processing, analysis and dissemination of information to combat money laundering and the funding of terrorism. The Unit is also responsible for monitoring compliance with the relevant legislative provisions.

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FATF Public Statements – 25 February 2021

March 5, 2021

5th March 2021 The FIAU would like to bring to your attention the latest FATF ‘High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action‘ (previously known as ‘Public Statement’) and ‘Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring‘ (previously known as ‘Improving global AML/CFT compliance: on-going process’) documents issued by the FATF on 25 February 2021. A copy of these […]

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Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (REQs)

March 1, 2021

01st March 2021 The FIAU would like to inform subject persons that the 2021 REQs are now available on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk (CASPAR) System for completion by subject persons. Subject Persons are hereby reminded that REQs can only be submitted through the CASPAR System. Moreover, the FIAU has issued sector […]

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AML/CFT Training Material

March 1, 2021

01st March 2021 The FIAU has created a bundle of documents containing training material relevant to different sectors of subject persons. These documents include guidance documents issued by the FIAU and FATF, as well as webinars delivered by the FIAU. The sectors for whom these training material factsheets were issued include lawyers, notaries, CSPs, real […]

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2021 Risk Evaluation Questionnaires

February 9, 2021

9th February 2021 REQ 2021 Submission The 2021 Risk Evaluation Questionnaires (“REQs”) will be available on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk (CASPAR) System for completion by subject persons as from 1st March 2021. Notwithstanding this, a copy of the revised 2021 REQs per sector is available by clicking on the button below. […]

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Communication on Reporting: Monitoring Quality, Deletion of Draft Reports after 14 days, and Automatic Rejection Rules

February 3, 2021

3rd February 2021 Collecting Information on Quality of suspicious reports submitted The FIAU started collecting information about the main reasons for rejection of suspicious reports submitted by reporting entities from 1 January 2021, in order to assess the quality of reporting. This will assist the Unit in analysing the main reasons for the report rejection, […]

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Guidance Document on Reporting through goAML

February 1, 2021

29th January 2021 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is issuing the following communication to subject persons to clarify and assist with the reporting through the goAML platform, covering the following: Reporting transactions connected through Iran through goAML; The difference in report types; Submitting reports via goAML in line with Regulation 15(4) of the Prevention […]

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