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July 19, 2024

EU Adopts 14th Package of Sanctions Against Russia

In June 2024, the EU adopted the 14th package of sanctions against Russia, which includes new…
April 17, 2024

MFSA Issues Thematic Review on Governance and the Compliance Function for Trustees and Company Service Providers

On 1 April 2024, the MFSA published its findings arising from supervisory interactions as part…
March 28, 2024

MFSA Shares Common Issues and Best Practices in Guidance for MLROs in the Financial Services Sector

On 14 March, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued Guidance for Money Laundering Reporting…
July 17, 2024

MFSA Publishes Dear CEO Letter on MLROs within Corporate Service Providers

On the 15th June 2024 the MFSA published a “Dear CEO” letter focusing on Money Laundering Reporting…
June 2, 2024

EBA Publishes Report on Virtual IBANS

31st May 2024 The EBA has issued a report on Virtual IBANS, providing some much…
July 27, 2023

The FIAU Publishes its AML/CFT Supervisory Plan 2023-2024

On 25 July, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) published its first AML/CFT Supervisory Plan…
March 28, 2023

AML Compliance: Striking the Right Balance Half-day Seminar

Join us on 9th May at the Urban Valley Resort in San Gwann for our AML…
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…