27 Oct 2014

Guidance on Transparency and Beneficial Ownership

The FATF has adopted guidance which will help policy makers and practitioners in national authorities to identify, design and implement risk-based measures to prevent the misuse of corporate vehicles for the purpose of money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit purposes. These measures will also support efforts to prevent other serious crimes such as tax crimes and corruption.

27 Oct 2014

Risk-Based Approach for the Banking Sector

The risk-based approach is an essential component of the effective implementation of the FATF Recommendations. Countries, competent authorities and reporting entities are expected to identify, assess and understand the money laundering / terrorist financing risks they are exposed to so that they can develop the appropriate measures to mitigate these risks. This guidance will help in the design and implementation of this approach for the banking sector, taking into account national risk assessments and the national legal and regulatory framework.

24 Oct 2014

FATF action on the terrorist group ISIL


The FATF expressed concern with the financing generated by and provided to the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). FATF experts will work together to gain a better insight into sources and methods of funding of ISIL.

24 Oct 2014

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 24 October 2014

The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic weaknesses in their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. These countries have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these AML/CTF weaknesses. FATF congratulates Argentina, Cuba, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey for the strategic progress made in addressing the AML/CFT deficiencies earlier identified by the FATF.

24 Oct 2014

Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 22-24 October 2014

During the first Plenary meeting under the Australian Presidency, the FATF adopted a number of reports, such as a guidance on transparency and beneficial ownership and risk-based approach guidance for the banking sector. It reviewed voluntary tax compliance programmes in several jurisdictions and updated its statements concerning high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions.

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