Tag Archives: Financial Action Task Force

Malta moves forward with Action Plan to repair its AML status  

The government of Malta has published its action plan to drastically improve AML safeguards and financial compliance duties that have plagued the country’s status as a financial services hub.  The action-plan has been required by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of the G7, which this summer placed Malta on its ‘grey-list’ of untrustworthy financial jurisdictions. An FATF evaluation of …

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Malta faces EU sports betting veto withdrawal

Malta may have to withdraw its EU sports betting veto in order to pass the Financial Action Task Force’s Moneyval test, conducted due to concerns that the jurisdiction is a financially unsafe area, safeguarding the interests of Europe’s financial and business communities.  The FATF’s decision, based on a report by Moneyval – which serves as the Council of Europe’s anti-money …

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UKGC recommends FATF guidance to safeguarding risk-based supervision 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has prompted operators to review the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) updated AML guidance with regards to safeguarding their customers’ risk-based supervision approach.  Established in 2001 by the G7, the FATF serves as the financial crime and anti-terrorist financing unit responsible for developing intergovernmental cooperation to combat the growing threat of international money laundering.   The …

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