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FIAU Notice: Amendments to the PMLFT Regulations

Background   The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) wishes to inform interested parties that a series of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) S.L. 373.01, were published in Government Gazette No. 20,410 on the 22nd May 2020 by means of...

FIAU Notice: Amendments to the PMLFT Regulations

Background The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) wishes to inform interested parties that a series of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) S.L. 373.01, were published in Government Gazette No. 20,410 on the 22nd May 2020 by means of...

FIAU Notice: Court Orders now available on ARB website

Subject persons are to note that Court Orders are available on the Asset Recovery Bureau website through the following link: https://assetrecovery.mt/en/Pages/Court-Orders.aspx   This section of the FIAU website is no longer being updated with the latest court orders, which were being reproduced pursuant to an informal arrangement...

FIAU Proposes Amendments To The Implementing Procedures

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has proposed a series of amendments to Part I of the Implementing Procedures issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 373.01). These proposed amendments seek to make certain obligations more practicable particularly for the...

MGA and FIAU combat money laundering with Memorandum of Understanding

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU).   The MoU will specifically focus on improving the sharing of information on the areas related to the supervision of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and...

Europe’s fight against money laundering goes on, even in a pandemic

Writing for II, Kenneth Farrugia explains how Malta is rising to the challenge of tackling money laundering.   The fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism are crucial issues for the integrity and stability of the global financial ecosystem. Nowhere is this more pronounced than Europe, where...

FIAU sees spike in reports about suspicious activity

Suspicious transaction reports rise from 73 in 2010 to 2,778 last year   Malta’s anti-money laundering body, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), last year saw a 65% spike in suspicious activity reports, driven in part by a rise in reports from Satabank.   In a newsletter about its...

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