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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Notice – CBAR System – Pilot Testing to Reopen on 24 September

September 22, 2020

22nd September 2020 Pilot Testing The FIAU would like to inform all the reporting entities that are obliged to report to CBAR, that the pilot testing period will resume as from 24th September 2020 and will continue until further notice. The FIAU reminds all reporting entities that, during the pilot testing, the FIAU is expecting […]

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Publication of Revised Version of the Implementing Procedures – Part II for the Virtual Financial Asset Sector

September 18, 2020

18th September 2020 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is today issuing a revised version of the Implementing Procedures – Part II on the Application of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering The Funding of Terrorism Obligations to the Virtual Financial Assets Sector, a copy of which may be accessed and/or downloaded from the FIAU’s website.  The […]

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Notice – CBAR System – End of Pilot Testing

September 16, 2020

16th September 2020 Pilot Testing The FIAU would like to remind the reporting entities that are obliged to report to CBAR, that the pilot testing period will be closed today at end of day (16th September 2020 @ 11:59pm). We thank everyone who has taken part and contributed in this testing. Data Clean-Up Procedure and […]

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FATF Publication: Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

September 16, 2020

16th September 2020 The FIAU would like to bring to your attention the latest publication issued by the FATF on the 14th September entitled: ‘Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing’. Virtual assets (VA) and related services have the potential to spur financial innovation and efficiency, but their distinct features also […]

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Publication of Revised Version of the Implementing Procedures – Part I

September 15, 2020

15th September 2020 One of the issues highlighted in Malta’s Mutual Evaluation Report revolved around the timeframe for subject persons to submit Suspicious Transaction Reports (“STRs”) to the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) as it was deemed that the said timeframe did not provide for the prompt submission of such reports.  To address this issue, […]

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Malta Financial Services Oversight newsletter – August 2020

September 4, 2020

4th September 2020 Link to the Malta Financial Services Oversight Website

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