The Act 2016 established the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) as a legal entity (FIU Act 2016). The FIU's mission is to defend the integrity of the Isle of Man's financial system while also assisting in the administration of justice through its expertise in detecting financial crime, money laundering, and terrorism financing.
The FIU is a full member of the Egmont Group of FIUs and follows its Statement of Purpose and Principles for Information Exchange between FIUs. Their responsibilities include receiving, gathering, analysing, storing, and sharing information about financial crime.
The Isle of Man is known for being a safe and well-governed jurisdiction. Since 1990, the Isle of Man's legislative framework for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing ("AML/CFT") has been in place and effective.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 is the main piece of AML/CFT law in the Isle of Man which specifies the specific requirements that relevant businesses must meet in order to:
Have appropriate procedures and controls in place
Use a risk-based approach and make the following preparations:
Perform customer due diligence and customer monitoring on a regular basis.
Name a money laundering reporting officer ('MLRO') and put in place clear internal and external reporting processes.
Properly maintain records of Disclosures received either internally or externally or through any other FIU enquirers.
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* This page is intended as general information only and should not be relied on as the sole source of information for your AML obligations and AML program. Please visit your local regulatory authority sites for the latest relevant and full information.