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3 October 2022

Quad Islands sign MOU with UK’s JMLIT+

Jersey is a member of the Quad Island Group of FIU’s and is pleased to announce the signing of an MOU with the UK’s JMLIT+ group.
Being part of this public, private, partnership (PPP) will enhance our international cooperation in the fight against financial crime.
See more HERE

22 July 2022

New Interim Head of Jersey Financial Intelligence Unit (HoFIU) appointed

As of Monday 18th July 2022 Detective Inspector Louise Clayson has now taken over as the interim HoFIU. She replaces the Acting HoFIU Jason Carpenter who has now left the organisation to take on a new role.

Louise was the HoFIU between 2017 - 2021, before moving roles within SOJP. Louise is now back in post on an interim basis whilst recruitment is underway for a new HoFIU/Director, as part of the broader development and structural changes for the Jersey Financial Intelligence Unit.

20 January 2022

New SAR Template go live date - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

The current SAR Template will be replaced by a new one on the above date. This new SAR Template has been the culmination of collaborative working with a dedicated industry SAR Template User Group and other key stakeholders.

The purpose of the changes will allow for a more detailed, clear and methodical way of reporting of ML/TF suspicion and any requisite consent requests. In turn this will result in the JFIU being able to action suspicion of ML/TF and consent matters in a more expeditious way. It will also allow for better statistical information to be gathered by the JFIU leading to better outreach and engagement with industry of current ML/TF trends and identified typologies.

In contemplation of this important change the JFIU will provide visual instruction through a webinar presentation which will be released shortly taking you through the steps of using the new SAR Template; however, in advance of this and to assist users of POLSAR to transition easier please see the detailed user guide attached to POLSAR which can be found in the help section after you have logged in. In releasing the User Guide early we trust this should assist submitters of SARs to be aware of the changes to the template and further assist in any reviews you may wish to undertake in respect of internal process and procedures with regard to both internal and external reporting.

As we run up to the go live date for the new Template, further information will be placed on POLSAR, use your current login to access the current POLSAR site to review the User Guide which will be on POLSAR from Thursday 20th January 2022. If you have difficulty accessing POLSAR, your login may require refreshing (Please email fiu.admin@jersey.police.je with the subject header: ‘LOGIN’ to have your Login refreshed)

26 August 2021

Latest guidance on Consent FAQ’s (updated - minor amendment 26 October 2021)”

Please click HERE to see the latests updated advice and guidance regarding FAQ on Consent matters to assist our colleagues in industry in preparation of reports to the FIU. You can also download this document from the list below. 

9 November 2020

Click HERE to read an important update on Article 32(4) consent requests for industry. (9 Nov 2020)

FatF Group latest Best Practice related to Beneficial Ownership guidance

FatF Report Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing 

Click HERE for updated information related to Beneficial Ownership 

Click HERE for the latest update from MoneyVal Council of Europe on Money laundering and terrorism trends linked to COVID.

18 May 2020

Response letters to Change

The Financial Intelligence Unit would like to advise industry of a change in our process which relates to response letters issued by the FIU in respect to SARs and MIRs that it receives. This change will take effect from Monday 1st June 2020.

The change will see the current response letters replaced by an email that has the text of the appropriate response within the e mail. No longer will the email attach a copy of the response letter.

This change remains compliant with the duties of the FIU to respond to the receipt of a submission under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 and should make the receipt and storage of such responses easier for all parties.

Jason and Michael are happy to address any concerns or issues with regard to this change and can be contacted on 01534 612679 or 01534 612188 respectively.

11 May 2020

The FIU would like to bring to your attention a recent paper issued on 4 May 2020 by FATF (Financial Action Task Force) titled “COVID-19-related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing - Risks and Policy Responses”.

This important document looks at the coordinated and timely response to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on global anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CFT) efforts. Importantly, the paper identifies challenges, good practices and policy responses to new money laundering and terrorist financing risks, threats and vulnerabilities arising from the crisis.

Where not already done so, the FIU suggests local Financial Institutions take time to review the content of this paper, a link to which can be found below: 
https://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/fatfgeneral/documents/covid-19-ml-tf.html

18 February 2020

The FIU would like to draw your attention to the below link, regarding changes to the Money Laundering Order including the SAR template.

The FIU are currently updating the SAR template and a working group of MLROs will be assisting in this process. 
https://www.jerseyfsc.org/news-and-events/updates-to-the-amlcft-handbook-for-regulated-financial-services-businesses/

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