Intelligence Analysis

The Role

The Intelligence Analysis Section is the collection, processing, and analysis of information, obtained from domestic and international sources. The primary source of information are reports which relate to suspicious transactions or suspicious activity filed by subject persons.

In addition to disseminating intelligence to the Police in cases where the Unit has reasonable suspicion of money laundering or funding of terrorism, the Intelligence Analysis Section also disseminates intelligence to other domestic authorities, and foreign counterparts, both spontaneously and upon request.

To carry out such functions, the Intelligence Analysis section is split into three main teams, as outlined below:

Processing & Prioritisation Team


The Processing & Prioritisation Team is responsible for the preliminary handling of all incoming reports and intelligence. This allows the Analysts to prioritise the cases and distribute accordingly to other sections within the Intelligence Analysis Section.


Operations Team


The Operational Teams are split into a further three teams: two Operational teams and a Special Operations team. The Special Operations team is responsible for carrying out the prioritisation of reports relating solely to suspected tax crimes or funding of terrorism and the in-depth analysis of those reports which are deemed to require further in-depth analysis. Whereas the operational teams conduct in-depth analysis of all the other reports escalated from the Processing & Prioritisation Team which relate to any other predicate offence.


Strategic Analysis &
International Co-operation Team


The International Cooperation Team handles all incoming requests for information from domestic authorities as well as the FIAU’s foreign counterparts. The Strategic Analysis Team also conducts periodic strategic analysis to identify areas of risk, trends, vulnerabilities, and typologies within various sectors.

Additionally, the team is also responsible for conducting tactical analysis on data subsets to identify specific patterns and trends for escalation, which helps the FIAU to not only depend on the received suspicious reports, but also to be proactive in the fight against money laundering and funding of terrorism.

Report a Suspicious Transaction

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