Category: Press Releases

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December 20, 2023

Appointment of Director

20th December 2023 The Board of Governors of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has, in accordance with article 23(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, appointed Mr Alfred Zammit as Director of the FIAU with effect from the 20 December 2023. Mr Zammit has been appointed following a public call for applications and […]

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December 1, 2023

New publications from the FATF

1st December 2023 1. Amendments to Recommendation 8 and its Interpretive Note In June 2023, the FATF proposed revisions to Recommendation 8 and the accompanying Interpretative Note. The revision aimed to address the problem of over-application of preventive measures to the Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) sector in some countries, recognising its negative impact on legitimate NPO […]

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November 2, 2023

Other Updates from FATF Week – October 2023

2nd November 2023 The FIAU would like to inform subject persons of the following publications that have been issued by the FATF earlier this week, after the FATF Plenary which took place in Paris on 25-27 October: 1. Crowdfunding for Terrorism Financing Report The FATF report in mention explores the misuse of crowdfunding platforms by […]

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November 2, 2023

FATF Public Statements – 27 October 2023

2nd November 2023 The FIAU would like to bring to your attention the latest FATF ‘High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action‘ and ‘Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring’ documents issued by the FATF on the 27 of October 2023. A copy of these documents has been uploaded on the FIAU’s website under ‘Country Statements’. The […]

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November 1, 2023

The Israeli – Palestinian Conflict Guidance Note

Recent developments in Israel and the Gaza Strip have once more brought to the fore the issue of financing of terrorism (‘TF’). Terrorist organisations, networks and even lone actors need assets and funds to function and carry out their activities. The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (‘FIAU’) are issuing […]

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October 5, 2023

Cameroon and Vietnam added to the EU list of high risk third countries

5th October 2023 The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) would like to bring to your attention the latest Delegated Act of the European Union’s (EU) Commission on High Risk Third Countries. It was adopted by virtue of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2040 of 18 August 2023, and published in the EU’s Official Journal of 28 September 2023. […]

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