November 19, 2020

Webinar: AML/CFT Supervisory Examinations, Common Findings, & Best Practices for Remote Gaming Operators

19/11/2020 On the 4th December 2020 at 14:00, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is organising a webinar in conjunction with the Malta Gaming Authority on AML/CFT Supervisory Examinations, Common Findings, and Best Practices for Remote Gaming Operators. The presentations will last one hour and an additional 30 minutes is being assigned for Q&As. The webinar’s aim […]

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November 10, 2020

Recording Available: Webinar on the FIAU’s Supervisory Examinations and Best Practices for DNFBPs

10/11/2020 The recording of the webinar on the FIAU’s Supervisory Examinations and Best Practices for DNFBPs is now available. The webinar’s aim was to assist subject persons, particularly the Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs); which encompasses Notaries, Lawyers, Accountants, Auditors, Trustees, Fiduciaries, Corporate Service Providers and Real Estate agents. This webinar shed more light […]

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November 2, 2020

Malta Financial Services Oversight newsletter – October 2020

02/11/2020 The Malta Financial Services Oversight newsletter is issued on a monthly basis on behalf of the Government. It contains updates and overviews of the current financial scenarios and contributions by Malta’s various regulators in relation to this industry including the FIAU. Follow this link to visit the Ministry Of Finance Website

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October 28, 2020

FATF Public Statements – 23rd October 2020

28th October 2020 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 23 October 2020. A copy of these […]

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October 22, 2020

*FULLY BOOKED*- Webinar on the FIAU’s Supervisory Examinations and Best Practices for DNFBPs

22nd October 2020 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is hosting a webinar on the FIAU’s Supervisory Examinations and Best Practices on Friday 6th November at 11:00am. It will last one hour and will be of interest to all subject persons, particularly the Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs); which encompasses Notaries, Lawyers, Accountants, Auditors, […]

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October 21, 2020

Notice: CBAR System – Go-Live Date and Submission of the XML File

21st October 2020 Publication and Coming into Force of the Centralised Bank Account Register Regulations [L.N. 401 of 2020] The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) is hereby informing interested parties that the Centralised Bank Account Register Regulations, 2020 (“CBAR Regulations”) were published in the Government Gazette on 20th October 2020 and have come into force […]

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October 15, 2020

Submitting Reports via GoAML in line with Regulation 15(4) of the PMLFTR

15th October 2020 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is issuing this notice to subject persons to advise them on the best practice to be adopted when submitting reports via GoAML in line with Regulation 15(4). In essence, all subject persons need to use the new goAML platform in order to submit any suspicious activity […]

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September 30, 2020

Notice – CBAR System – Update

30th September 2020 The Testing Phase of the CBAR system led to the FIAU and Reporting Entities identifying a number of situations where the Reporting Entities may not be in possession of the data required to complete the XML Schema due to particular situations, such as inactive or dormant accounts.  This has led to Reporting […]

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September 29, 2020

FIAU Notice in Response to the FinCEN Files

29th September 2020 The FIAU has today issued a notice in response to the FinCEN Files investigation, in which suspicious activity reports (SARs) made to the United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) were unlawfully disclosed and information contained therein made public. The SARs and any related media articles may contain […]

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