Do you suspect money laundering?
If you are an obliged entity, you must immediately notify the Financial Intelligence Unit of any suspicious business activity or suspected terrorist financing.
You can submit the notification electronically with the reporting application. In special cases, the notification can be submitted over another kind of encrypted connection or by secure procedure.
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Organisations participating in countering money laundering and terrorism:
Financial Intelligence Unit
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) prevents, detects and investigates money laundering and terrorist financing, and refers cases to criminal investigation.
The FIU receives, processes and analyses suspicious transaction reports made by entities obliged to report money laundering and terrorist financing, and disseminates relevant information to other competent authorities in Finland.
The Financial Supervisory Authority
Finanssivalvonta, or the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA), is the authority for supervision of Finland’s financial and insurance sectors. The entities supervised by the authority include banks, insurance and pension companies as well as other companies operating in the insurance sector, investment firms, fund management companies and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The entities we supervise are obliged to know their customers’ business, detect and examine suspicious transactions, and report any such suspicions to the FIN-FSA and the Financial Intelligence Unit.
Finnish Patent and Registration Office
The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) registers the beneficial owner details of companies in the Finnish Trade Register and discloses details from the register for purposes referred to in the Finnish Act on Money Laundering. We instruct your company or organisation to update the beneficial owner details if a party subject to the reporting obligation, a supervisory authority or the Finnish Bar Association informs us about any deficiencies or inconsistencies in the details. We also monitor that auditors observe the obligations laid down in the Act on Money Laundering.
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the provisions of Criminal Code governing money laundering.
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland monitors enforcement of the Act on Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the regulations stemming from it on a national level. It is the task of the Regional State Administrative Agency to ensure that those under the agency’s supervision who are required to report violations follow the obligations set in the anti-Money Laundering Act.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the competent authority in the matters concerning international sanctions
Customs controls transports of cash and thereby prevents money laundering and financing of terrorism. Furthermore, the activities by Customs are aimed at preventing and investigating money laundering and the financing of terrorism.