10 Nov 2014

FATF welcomes Manama declaration: a valuable step forward in the fight against terrorism in the MENA region

The FATF participated in the Manama Meeting on Combating the Financing of Terrorism, which was held in Bahrain on 9 November 2014. The closing declaration highlighted the commitment of the participating countries to combat the financing of terrorist groups and activities in all its forms. It emphasized the need for a full and effective implementation of the FATF Recommendations and an active participation in the FATF's global network.

5 Nov 2014

Career opportunity at the FATF

The FATF is looking for a dynamic and experienced manager to serve as its new Executive Secretary. Closing date for applications: 30 November 2014

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.

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