Heads of the Nordic and Baltic financial supervisors met today in Stockholm. They agreed on measures to enhance the cooperation between the authorities with the aim of fighting money laundering and terrorist financing.
It is FI’s assessment that firms in general have a greater awareness of the regulations than in previous investigations and are committing more resources to their work to prevent money laundering. But more needs to be done.
FI has updated the instructions and FAQs about the periodic reporting firms under Finansinspektionen’s supervision are required to file according to the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
FI has translated into English its educational videos about efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
On 1 August, the new Money Laundering Act entered into force as well as FI’s new regulations. According to these new regulations, firms under FI’s supervision must report data that enables FI to assess the risk that firms will be used for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Four out of five of the reviewed insurance intermediaries* do not adhere to the rules that by law pertain to their business. By law, insurance intermediaries must check employees’ conscientiousness and competence, and the checks must be documented. They must also establish internal rules to prevent money laundering.