23rd December 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to notify subject persons that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a consultation paper on effective management of ML/FT risks and access to financial services. The consultation relates to the addition of a new section to the EBA’s Guidelines on ML/FT risk factors […]
20th December 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has today issued the Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to accountants and auditors. Drafted in conjunction with the Malta Institute of Accountants, these Implementing Procedures – Part II are intended to clarify how particular obligations arising from the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention […]
14th December 2022 The FIAU would like to inform users that on Thursday 15th December 2022 between 08:00 and 12:00 (am) there will be a scheduled down time of the CBAR system. During this maintenance window, the CBAR Portal (cbar.fiaumalta.org) will be inaccessible. All operations around the platform will resume immediately after the maintenance window.
7th December 2022 The FIAU would like to inform subject persons that the FATF has issued a guidance document which gives an overview of the way proceeds generated from synthetic opioids trafficking can be laundered. It highlights how the methods used to launder any such proceeds can vary from one country to another as organised […]
6th December 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to inform subject persons that the EBA has issued guidelines on the application of AML/CFT rules in the context of remote customer onboarding. The guidelines were published following a public consultation which took place between the 10th of December 2021 and the 10th of […]
1st December 2022 The FIAU acknowledges that there may be justified exceptions to validation rule L3.044 for which an acceptable workaround can be found hereunder. Validation Rule L3.044 ensures that the registration number for the same registration country is unique across all Non-Natural Persons. Nevertheless, the FIAU understands that there are scenarios whereby the subject […]