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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21.5.2024 10.14

Good results achieved in the combat against grey economy and economic crime in 2020–2023

In 2020–2023, more than 50 projects tackling the shadow economy and economic crime were carried out in Finland. They succeeded in preventing abuses, promoting healthy competition between companies and supporting a fair labour market by improving the transparency and openness of business activities, for example.

19.3.2024 7.44

Impact assessment of projects under the action programme for the prevention of the shadow economy and economic crime in 2020–2023 completed

In the impact assessment, project managers assessed the results and impact of their projects and discussed how their projects contributed to implementing the strategy for the prevention of the shadow economy and economic crime. In addition, actions recommended during the projects and any new proposed actions were reported. These were reported by 33 projects.

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.