On 7 December, FATF published its report on the recent evaluation of the UK AML/CFT system, saying that the UK has a well-developed and robust regime to effectively combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but that it needs to strengthen its supervision, and increase the resources of its FIU. The report says that it needs to address certain areas of weakness, such as supervision and the reporting and investigation of suspicious transactions. However, the country has demonstrated a robust level of understanding of its risks, a range of proactive measures and initiatives to counter the significant risks identified and plays a leading role in promoting global effective implementation of AML/CFT measures.
The report is available at –
RUSI Experts React to UK’s Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation Report