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About the Financial Intelligence Unit

Welcome to the Bailiwick of Guernsey FIU.

A Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) serves as a national centre for the receipt and analysis of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and other information relevant to money laundering, associated predicate offences, financing of terrorism and proliferation financing.  The Guernsey Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is the competent authority within the Bailiwick of Guernsey for the receipt of disclosures more commonly referred to as Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) as defined under Part III of the Economic and Financial Crime Bureau and Financial Intelligence Unit (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022.  The law appoints a Head of FIU who oversees the core functions of the FIU, the current Head of FIU is Adrian Hale.

The information received from SARs enables the FIU to effectively develop, analyse and disseminate reliable, accurate and up to date financial intelligence to overseas and domestic competent authorities, for use money laundering, terrorist & proliferation financing investigations and associated predicate offences.

Guernsey FIU carries out its core functions with operational independence and autonomy, under the above legal framework, in accordance with the international standards set out by Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Guernsey is a member of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures, Financing of Terrorism, and Proliferation Financing (MONEYVAL), which assesses the compliance of the FIU and other key authorities with the FATF Recommendations.

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