Prevent money laundering – Take the correct action!

When we prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, we are also fighting other forms of crime.

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Money laundering refers to the process of making property obtained through criminal activity seem legitimate.

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Preventive measures

Prevention work is undertaken by innumerable public authorities, and also by organisations with a reporting requirement under the anti-money laundering legislation. Finland is engaged in close international cooperation in these matters.

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What, how, why...?

We have compiled a list of questions and answers concerning the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

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8.2.2024 14.01

Finland updates risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing

Unofficial international money remittances involve a very high risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. In addition, public authorities responsible for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism and other key actors consider the risk to be high for virtual currency providers, banks and payment service providers.

11.1.2024 12.07

IMF published a report on anti-money laundering in Finland

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published an analysis of anti-money laundering in Finland. At the request of the Nordic and Baltic countries, the IMF analysed threats and vulnerabilities stemming from money laundering and terrorist financing in the region. The results of the report were announced earlier.

2.1.2024 13.12

A national information system would improve access to information on politically exposed persons

Entities obliged to carry out customer due diligence under the Act on Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing would have better access to information on politically exposed persons if the information were processed using a centralised national information system. The Ministry of Finance is requesting comments on its assessment of the matter.

24.10.2023 11.02

Financial Action Task Force
Finland improves prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing – enhanced follow-up process to end

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is ending Finland’s enhanced follow-up process. Finland will continue to improve prevention efforts by enhancing exchange of information.