The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is Malta's national central agency charged with collecting, collating, processing, analysing, and disseminating information in order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
The FIAU is a unit within the Ministry of Finance that has its own judicial personality and operates independently from its own offices with its own staff.
The responsibilities for the Unit's governance are shared by the Board of Governors and the Director who is supported by permanent staff who work in seven different sections: Intelligence Analysis, Supervision and Enforcement, Legal Affairs, Corporate Services and People Performance and Culture, Police and Quality Assurance, Technology and Information Security, and Technology and Information Security.
Designated services are required to develop and implement a compliance program
The creation of written policies and procedures that will serve as a guide when it comes to anti-financial crime, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing prevention
The appointment of a compliance officer
Providing compliance training and education
Creating an escalation procedure for reporting compliance violations
Exercising inspection and auditing:
Running independent external audits
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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.