Malta : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

November 21, 2019

Electronic Access:

Download PDF. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary:

This technical note (TN) sets out the findings and recommendations of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) for the Republic of Malta in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). It summarizes the findings of a targeted review of several aspects of Malta’s progress in addressing AML/CFT vulnerabilities in the financial sector, specifically the banking sector. A full assessment of the AML/CFT framework against the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standard was conducted by MONEYVAL in 2018, and the mutual evaluation report was published in July 2019. 2,3 Although significant steps have been taken to strengthen the AML/CFT regime since the March 2012 fourth round MONEYVAL mutual evaluation report to bring the AML/CFT framework into line with the 2012 FATF standard and improve its effectiveness, overall effectiveness is still lacking. The authorities developed an ambitious national strategy and action plan for prioritizing AML/CFT policies and activities, but it is still in its initial phase of implementation.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/345

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 21, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513520711/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MLTEA2019004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org