Risk-Based Approach for the Banking Sector

New FATF guidance assists countries, competent authorities, and banks to identify, assess, and understand the money laundering and terrorist financing risks to which they are exposed, and take the appropriate measures in accordance with the level of risk.

Transparency and Beneficial Ownership

New FATF guidance will help policy makers and practitioners in national authorities to identify, design and implement measures to prevent the misuse of corporate vehicles for money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit purposes. 

Risk of terrorist abuse in non-profit organisations

Terrorist organisations and non-profit organisations (NPOs) have very different objectives, but often need the same resources to operate. This makes NPOs vulnerable to terrorist abuse.

 

Virtual currencies

The FATF has made a preliminary assessment of the money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with virtual currencies.

FATF President

On 1 July, Mr. Roger Wilkins AO of Australia became the President of the FATF.  He succeeded Mr. Vladimir Nechaev of the Russian Federation. Mr. Je-Yoon Shin of Korea assumed the position of Vice-President of the FATF.  

Nouvelle Méthodologie du GAFI

Les futures évaluations permettront de déterminer dans quelle mesure les pays ont atteint l'objectif de lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux et le financement du terrorisme.

Le GAFI et la corruption

La corruption et le blanchiment sont étroitement liés, les deux sont généralement engagés avec le but d'obtenir des gains financiers. Les mesures de lutte contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme sont des outils puissants dans la lutte contre la corruption.

Documents essentiels

 Recommandations 2012 - Titre et logo Recommandations du GAFI
adopté février 2012

Juridictions à haut risque et non coopératives
- juridictions qui ont fait l’objet d’un appel du GAFI
autres juridictions

19 Dec 2014

Many countries are still not able to freeze terrorists’ assets effectively, says FATF President Roger Wilkins, AO

Cutting terrorists’ resources is an effective measure to stop terrorism. However, FATF assessments demonstrate that in practice, most countries are still not able to freeze terrorists’ assets effectively, says FATF President Roger Wilkins AO at a briefing to the United Nations Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee on 18 December 2014.

18 Dec 2014

Norway has some good measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but significant weaknesses undermine overall effectiveness, says FATF

FATF has published the Mutual Evaluation Report of Norway, which reviews its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures. Norway has taken some good initiatives to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to establish overarching policies and strategies, and address significant weaknesses in a number of key areas.

12 Dec 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina need to address AML/CFT deficiencies immediately and meaningfully

The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL adopted, at its 46th plenary meeting, a public statement, urging Bosnia and Herzegovina to immediately and meaningfully address its AML/CFT deficiencies.

5 Dec 2014

Spain has strong measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing but improvements needed, says FATF

FATF has published the Mutual Evaluation Report of Spain, which reviews its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures. The Spanish government has made great efforts to update its laws and institutions to deal with these risks, but some improvements are needed in certain key areas.

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.

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.

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.

24 oct. 2014

Améliorer la conformité aux normes de LBC/FT dans le monde : un processus permanent - 24 octobre 2014

Afin de protéger le système financier international des risques de blanchiment de capitaux et financement du terrorisme (BC/FT), le GAFI a identifié les juridictions qui présentent des défaillances stratégiques aux normes pour la lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux et le financement du terrorisme (LBC/CFT). [disponible en anglais uniquement]