April 28, 2022

EBA statement on financial inclusion in the context of the invasion of Ukraine

28th April 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to bring to your attention the fact that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has just published a statement on financial inclusion in the context of the invasion of Ukraine. The purpose of the statement is to ensure that both financial institutions and supervisors make […]

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April 20, 2022

*FULLY BOOKED* Seminar on Beneficial Ownership Obligations and Tax-Related Money Laundering

20th April 2022 Date: 6th May 2022Time: 08:30 – 16:30 Location: The Xara Lodge, Sqaq Taċ-Ċawla, Triq it-Tiġrija, Ir-Rabat, RBT 5320Fee: €110CPE Hours: Not Applicable Any assessment of how a jurisdiction complies with international and European requirements in the area of anti-money laundering and the counter funding of terrorism is influenced by the particular economic […]

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April 13, 2022

SMB Guidance Note concerning Sanctions imposed on Russia

13th April 2022 The FIAU would like to bring to your attention the fact that the Sanctions Monitoring Board (SMB) has updated the “Guidance Note on the Imposition of EU Sanctions concerning Restrictive measures in Respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine”.   In addition, the SMB has also […]

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April 6, 2022

Publication of a Guidance Note on the Money Laundering Reporting Officer

6th April 2022 One of the main topics about which the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) receives questions is that of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).  In replying to these questions, the FIAU has gained insight into how certain requirements raise difficulties and it has been required to clarify how they are to be […]

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March 24, 2022

Update: Submitting reports via goAML in line with regulation 15(4) of the PMLFTR

24th March 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) issued a guidance note to subject persons (SPs) to advise them on the best practices to be adopted when submitting reports via goAML in line with Regulation 15(4) back in January 2021. Current ProceduresSPs were requested to submit a TRN report for every pending transaction separately. […]

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March 23, 2022

FATF Publication on ML/FT risks arising from Migrant Smuggling & FATF Public Statement on the situation in Ukraine

23rd March 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to bring to the attention of subject persons and other interested parties a recent publication of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) focusing on the money laundering and funding of terrorism risks arising from migrant smuggling.  This publication intends to raise awareness about the […]

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March 18, 2022

Save the Date – Forthcoming Information and Training Session

18 March 2022 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to inform interested parties that an information and training session is being held on Friday, 6 May.  This session intends to provide insights into recent activities focusing on beneficial ownership and tax-related money laundering, as well as enhancing subject persons’ understanding of their obligations […]

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