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January 8, 2023

Implications of the Maltese Implementation of the ECJ decision on Beneficial Ownership Access

The ECJ decision on joined cases C37/20 has important implications for corporate transparency and personal…
September 15, 2021

Basel Index Classifies Malta as Country with Highest Money Laundering Risk within the EU

Malta ranked 47 out of 110 countries analysed by the Basel Institute for Governance with…
July 12, 2021

Malta’s FATF Grey Listing: FIAU’s Interpretative Note on Assessing Jurisdictional Risk on Guiding Maltese Subject Persons

On 23 June 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) classified Malta as a “jurisdiction…
June 8, 2021

FIAU Enforcement Factsheet II: Common Oversights in Jurisdiction Risk Assessments

As emphasised by the FIAU in its Enforcement Factsheet, “n indispensable part of the BRA…
May 11, 2021

FIAU Enforcement Factsheet Outlines Common Oversights in Customer Risk Assessment

The FIAU has published an Enforcement Factsheet outlining common observations across sectors subject to AML/CFT…
April 28, 2021

Company Service Providers: Building a Compliance Culture

On 9 March 2021, the MFSA issued a Guidance Note outlining what a strong and…
March 15, 2021

New Regulations Prohibit Cash Payments in Excess of €10,000

The Government has published new regulations, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, to introduce restrictions…
March 10, 2021

FIAU’s Proposed Amendments to Part I of the Implementing Procedures Provide More Guidance on Subject Persons’ Key Obligations

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) issued a Consultation Document setting out a series of…
March 5, 2021

2021 FIAU Risk Evaluation Questionnaires Available for Completion

The 2021 REQs are now available on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk…
February 23, 2021

2021 FIAU Risk Evaluation Questionnaires

Subject persons are required to submit their 2021 Risk Evaluation Questionnaires (REQs), through the Compliance…
January 19, 2020

How to use technology to enhance your AML programme

A robust anti-money laundering programme is a sophisticated machine with various moving parts: customers need…
January 2, 2020

Managing Politically Exposed Persons – Part 3 “Record Keeping”

This is the final part of our series on "Managing Politically Exposed Persons" in which…