Anti-money laundering bodies and organisations
We have brought together a list of resources and services to support you with your anti-money laundering and money regulations responsibilities.
UK official organisations
HM Treasury (opens in new tab) is the government’s economic and finance ministry, maintaining control over public spending, setting the direction of the UK’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth.
The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office (opens in a new tab) has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.
UK Financial Intelligence Unit
The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) receives, analyses and distributes financial intelligence gathered from Suspicious Activity Reports. It has produced educational podcasts in line with its priorities of reducing harm, protecting the integrity of the UK economy and ensuring that there are no safe spaces for economic crime or terrorism financing. Listen to the UKFIU podcast on Podbean (opens in new tab).
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) (opens in new tab) helps to ensure that financial sanctions are properly understood, implemented and enforced in the United Kingdom. OFSI is part of HM Treasury.
Legislation.gov.uk (opens in new tab) carries most (but not all) types of legislation and their accompanying explanatory documents.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (opens in new tab) pursue national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. Promoting the interests of British citizens, safeguarding the UK’s security, defending values, reducing poverty and tackling global challenges with international partners.
Counter Terrorism Policing
National Counter Terrorism Policing (opens in new tab) Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity.
National Crime Agency
The National Crime Agency (opens in new tab) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK.
Transparency International (opens in new tab) is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
The Financial Action Task Force (opens in new tab) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog.The FATF has developed the FATF Recommendations (opens in new tab) which ensure a co-ordinated global response to prevent organised crime, corruption and terrorism. Over 200 countries and jurisdictions are committed to implementing these standards.
United Nations Security Council
The UN Security Council (opens in new tab) can take action to maintain or restore international peace and security. It has established ongoing sanctions regimes, which focus on supporting political settlement of conflicts, nuclear non-proliferation and counter-terrorism.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (opens in new tab) (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. OECD provide a forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.
KnowYourCountry (opens in new tab) is a global anti-money laundering research tool used by financial institutions, regulators, government agencies and educational institutions across the world.
Last updated: 29 November 2023
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