FI decided to repeal Chapter 4, sections 14–17 of Finansinspektionen's regulations and general guidelines (FFFS 2009:1) regarding measures against money laundering and financing of terrorism (the anti-money laundering regulations). FI also decided on several editorial changes to the anti-money laundering regulations as a result of the repeal of the provisions in Chapter 4, sections 14–17. The editorial changes have not significantly altered the content.
The amendments to the regulations will enter into force on 1 August 2015.
The reason behind the amendments is that Parliament passed amendments to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (2009:62) (the Anti-Money Laundering Act). These amendments include the introduction into the act of the definition of a politically exposed person as well as this person's family members and known colleagues. The regulation for when a politically exposed person has ceased to exercise his or her functions has also been introduced into the act. The amendments to the act enter into force on 1 August 2015.
The amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act require additional changes to the anti-money laundering regulations. Finansinspektionen will therefore propose additional amendments that will be submitted for consultation in 2015. amendment 2015:6