Isle of Man’s authorities inform on the new Anti-Money Laundering Code

The Department of Home Affairs of the Isle of Man informed all designated non-financial businesses and professionals operating in the island about the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Code 2010 that will enter into force on September 1, 2010. 

Speaking about the letter informing on the new anti-money laundering legislation, Home Affairs Minister of the British Crown Dependency said that one of the purposes of writing it was ‘to remind people of their responsibilities under anti-money laundering legislation, which was first introduced in September 2007’. Another purpose was to inform the¬†persons and businesses required to comply with the legislation where they can access details of the new Code. He added that ‘compliance with AML laws is essential in ensuring the island is protected from people who would use it for laundering of funds for criminal or terrorist related purposes’, and for maintaining the international reputation of the island.

The Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man also provided information about the update of the
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Handbook
, in which new guidance on the new anti-money laundering code was included. Additional amendments have been made to suit the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund.

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