February 29, 2024

2024 Risk Evaluation Questionnaire is now live on CASPAR

29th February 2024 The 2024 Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (“REQ”) is now available on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk (CASPAR) portal for completion by subject persons.  Subject persons are reminded that the REQ can only be submitted through the CASPAR portal. The deadlines for submission of the 2024 REQ are as follows: Thursday 11th April […]

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February 27, 2024

Save the Date: Information Sessions on the new EU AML Legislative Package

27th February 2024 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to inform subject persons that it will be organising three half-day information sessions to provide an update on the new EU AML Legislative Package, with a particular focus on the recent developments concerning the Regulation establishing a new EU AML Authority, the AML Regulation […]

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February 23, 2024

Final Compromise Texts of the EU AML/CFT Package Made Public

23rd February 2024 On 20th July 2021, the European Commission proposed an ambitious legislative package aimed at enhancing the EU’s AML/CFT framework. This comprehensive package includes an AML Regulation, an AML Directive, a Regulation establishing a new EU AML Authority, and a recast of the Transfer of Funds Regulation. Negotiations between the European Parliament, European Council […]

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February 2, 2024

Information Session for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones (DPMS)

2nd February 2024 On the 8th February 2024 from 14:00 -16:00, the Sanctions Monitoring Board will be organising an online webinar for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones (DPMS). During this information session, the speakers will focus on the licensing procedures, on anti-money laundering including the Cash (Restriction) Regulations and the AML package, and on […]

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January 31, 2024

2024 Risk Evaluation Questionnaire

31st January 2024 The 2024 Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (REQ 2024) will be available on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk (CASPAR) portal for completion by subject persons as from 29th February 2024. Notwithstanding this, a copy of the REQ 2024 per sector is available below. This will allow subject persons to start collecting […]

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January 26, 2024

EBA extends its Guidelines on ML/FT risk factors to CASPs

26th January 2024 The FIAU would like to inform subject persons that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has extended its ML/FT Risk Factors Guidelines on money laundering and funding of terrorism (ML/FT) to include crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). This means that the Guidelines will now highlight ML/FT risk factors and mitigating measures that CASPs will […]

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January 24, 2024

Training Session on the newly published Enforcement Factsheet

24th January 2024 Registration will open tomorrow, Thursday 25th January 2024, at 11:00am The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is organising a half day, in-person training session on the Enforcement Factsheet published in January 2024. The training session will be delivered in-person (live) and is limited to 200 participants. In view of the limited number […]

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January 23, 2024

The National Risk Assessment – What now for Subject Persons?

Information Session by the NCC and the FIAU 23rd January 2024 The National Risk Assessment (‘NRA’) is of major importance in the understanding and assessment of the money laundering and terrorist financing (‘ML/TF’) risks faced by subject persons.  The recent publication of the results of the 2023 NRA is therefore a trigger event for subject […]

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