6 May, 2020
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a report on COVID-19 related money laundering and terrorist financing risks and policy responses across its member states. It notes that at present, most risks relate to the offences that generate criminal proceeds, and specific ML/TF typologies are in the early stages of being identified. However, you should be aware that the UKFIU has already published three new COVID-19 specific Glossary Codes for suspicious activity reporting.
The ML/TF risks that FATF identifies as potentially arising are that:
In order to minimise risks at your own practice, refer to the LSAG AML Advisory Note and the CLC’s note on using electronic ID; both available on the CLC’s Coronavirus: Resources and Information page.
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