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.

News & Events

CBAR – Technical Workshop for the demonstration of registration and reporting portal

July 8, 2020

8th July 2020 Recently the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) had held a technical workshop with both credit and financial institutions on the development and deployment of a centralised registry to hold data on determinate bank and payment accounts as well as on safe custody services.  Notwithstanding the current situation, the FIAU is pleased to […]

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July 2, 2020

2nd July 2020 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”), in cooperation with the Malta Gaming Authority, has today published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures Part II for the Remote Gaming Sector. The changes carried out were rendered necessary to address amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) […]

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FATF Public Statements 30th June

July 2, 2020

30th June 2020 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 the 30 June 2020. A copy of […]

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Malta Financial Services Oversight newsletter – June 2020

June 25, 2020

25th June 2020 Link to the Malta Financial Services Oversight Website

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Publication of Interpretative Note

June 23, 2020

23rd June 2020 Relevant Activity for Notaries In terms of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (S.L. 373.01) (‘PMLFTR’), Notaries are deemed to be subject persons with AML/CFT obligations when they carry out ‘relevant activity’. This term is defined under Regulation 2(1) of the PMLFTR, however not all the services provided […]

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Going live with goAML

June 17, 2020

17th June 2020 Extension of deadline for the XML integration with goAML The FIAU is granting all reporting entities an extension of the deadline for the XML integration with goAML till the 22nd August 2020. This deadline is ONLY in relation to the use of XML and NOT in relation to the goAML web forms […]

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