Year: 2021

July 14, 2021

Webinar on the Enforcement Factsheet

14th July 2021 In May 2021, the FIAU published a guidance paper entitled ‘‘Enforcement Factsheet: Common Observations across sectors subject to AML/CFT Supervision’. The paper sought to analyse the enforcement actions undertaken over the past two years, to provide subject persons with insights into the most common observations emanating from AML/CFT supervisory initiatives. To complement […]

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July 12, 2021

NCC Webinar on AML/CFT Taxation Issues

12th July 2021 The National Coordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism (‘NCC’) is organizing a training session for the private sector on AML/CFT issues relating to tax. This online session will be held this Thursday 15th July between 14:00 and 17:00. For the agenda and link to join the event, please […]

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June 28, 2021

FATF Public Statements – 25th June 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 June 2021. A copy of these documents has been uploaded on the FIAU’s […]

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June 25, 2021

Interpretative Note on Assessing Jurisdictional Risk and the Consequential Application of AML/CFT Obligations in light of Malta’s Grey Listing by the Financial Action Task Force

On 23 June 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Malta under increased monitoring as part of a process to ensure that it addresses specific remaining deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime – a process which is often informally referred to as having been “grey listed”. Grey […]

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June 14, 2021

List of Prominent Public Functions

14th June 2021 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (‘FIAU’) would like to inform subject persons that in the exercise of the powers conferred by Article 12(5) of the Prevention of  Money Laundering Act (Cap. 373), the Minister for Finance and Employment, acting on the advice of the National Co-ordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering and […]

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June 2, 2021

Webinar on the Business Risk Assessment: Best Practices (RECORDING AVAILABLE)

2nd June 2021 In April 2021, the FIAU published a guidance paper entitled ‘‘The Business Risk Assessment’’, which highlights common findings derived from an analysis of a sample of Business Risk Assessments submitted by subject persons across all regulated sectors. It also includes good practices which should be adopted by subject persons. To complement this […]

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May 20, 2021

Amendments to Sections 4.3.2.4 and 4.3.2.5 of the Implementing Procedures Part I

20th May 2021 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has today issuing a revised version of its Implementing Procedures – Part I, which version incorporates changes to Section 4.3.2.4 and Section 4.3.2.5 thereof. These sections set out the identification and verification of identity requirements that subject persons are to meet when their customer happens to […]

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May 4, 2021

Publication of 2020 FIAU Annual Report

The FIAU has published its Annual Report for 2020. In his welcome note Director Kenneth Farrugia said that 2020 was a particularly challenging year, given the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it brought with it. Yet, 2020 was hailed as a successful year. In the words of the Director: “Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a […]

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