Category: News

December 6, 2022

EBA Guidelines on the use of Remote Customer Onboarding Solutions

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 […]

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December 1, 2022

Notice – CBAR System – Validation Rule L3.044 Workaround

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 […]

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November 29, 2022

CJEU Judgment – Public Access to BO Information

29th November 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) wishes to draw subscribers’ attention to a notice issued today by the Malta Business Registry (MBR), explaining how access to the Register of Beneficial Owners is being changed due to a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union. This was delivered on 22 […]

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November 21, 2022

The FIAU Launches Its Strategy For The Next Four Years

21th November 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit has launched its four-year strategy to its public and private partners and to the press. It is the first time in the Unit’s 20-year history that this has been done. The launch coincides with the FIAU’s 20th Anniversary. In his welcome address during the launch of the […]

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November 7, 2022

FATF Guidance on Beneficial Ownership (Recommendation 24) – Public Consultation

7th November 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit would like to inform subject persons that the FATF has published a draft text updating the Guidance to Recommendation 24 on the transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons.   A White Paper for public consultation to consider the potential amendments to Recommendation 24 took place between […]

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November 4, 2022

Publication of the 2022 Supranational Risk Assessment

4th November 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to inform subject persons that on the 27th of October 2022 the European Commission published a revised version of its Supranational Risk Assessment (SNRA). This is the third edition of the SNRA. The updating of this  publication, as stipulated in Article 6(1) of the […]

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November 1, 2022

EBA launches call for interest for two expert groups and a call for input to advise on its work under the recast Funds Transfers Regulation

1st November 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to bring to the attention of all subject persons that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued: A call for interest for two expert groups A call for expression of interest to join two Technical Expert Groups: – on crypto assets service providers and anti-money […]

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October 26, 2022

FATF Public Statements – 21 October 2022

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 21 October 2022. A copy of these documents has been […]

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