About Us

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit is the national central agency in Malta that is responsible for the collection, collation, processing, analysis and dissemination of information to combat money laundering and the funding of terrorism.

The Unit became operational on 1 October 2002, when it was established by virtue of Legal Notice 297 of 2002. This legal notice brought into force the comprehensive amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (Act XXXI of 2001). Though set up as an agency within the ministry responsible for finance, the Unit has a separate judicial personality and operates autonomously from its own offices with its own staff.

 

The responsibilities related to the governance of the Unit are divided among the Board of Governors and the Director, with the Board establishing the policy and the Director being tasked with the execution of that policy. The Director is also responsible for carrying out all other functions of the Unit not attributed to the Board by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

He is assisted by permanent staff operating within eight distinct sections responsible for Intelligence Analysis, Supervision and Enforcement, Legal Affairs, Corporate Services & People Performance and Culture, Policy and Quality Assurance, Cash Restriction, CBAR and Technology and Information Security.

Our Vision

“A reputable financial system safeguarded from criminal abuse that serves the legitimate expectations of society and the business community”

Inspirational: Directs our day-to-day work

Motivational: Gives purpose to the work that we do

Aspirational: Makes us ambitious to achieve, become better and make a difference

The Vision Statement defines the destination the FIAU shall strive to get to with the implementation of its Strategy and inspires and underpins the objectives which the FIAU is setting for itself under this Strategy. This foundational element aspires and motivates the organisation to do better and drive for greater successes.

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Organisational Chart

The Board of Governors is responsible for the policy to be adopted by the Unit which is to be executed and pursued by the Director, and to ensure that the Director carries out the same accordingly.

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Board Members

The Board of Governors is responsible for the policy to be adopted by the Unit which is to be executed and pursued by the Director, and to ensure that the Director carries out the same accordingly.

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Management Members

The Board of Governors is responsible for the policy to be adopted by the Unit which is to be executed and pursued by the Director, and to ensure that the Director carries out the same accordingly.

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