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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Background

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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News

4.10.2022 11.50

Finland continues to strengthen its framework for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing – remains in enhanced follow-up process

According to an assessment by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Finland has taken a number of actions to strengthen its framework for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.

15.9.2022 11.30

Renewed Bank and Payment Accounts Control System helps to combat crime and enables broader cooperation between authorities

The combat against money laundering and financing of terrorism becomes more efficient with the renewed legislation on the Bank and Payment Accounts Control System on 15 September 2022. At the same time, the scope of use of the legal act is extended. With the renewal, the Bank and Payment Accounts Control System can in the future be used by even more authorities, and more efficiently than before.

23.6.2022 11.50

Gambling supervisor’s new risk assessment published

The National Police Board has published an assessment of the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing in slot machines in gambling operations in mainland Finland. This summary presents the most significant slot machine gambling-related money laundering risks as presented in the risk assessment conducted by the National Police Board’s Gambling Administration.

22.4.2022 9.27

The Financial Action Task Force adopted a ministerial declaration on the future direction of the organisation

The Financial Action Task force (FATF) held a ministerial meeting in Washington on Thursday, 21 April. Finland was represented by Permanent Under-Secretary Leena Mörttinen.