Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism

Financial institutions operating in Singapore are required to put in place robust controls to detect and deter the flow of illicit funds through Singapore's financial system. Such controls include the need for financial institutions to identify and know their customers (including beneficial owners), to conduct regular account reviews, and to monitor and report any suspicious transaction. The requirements on financial institutions are set out in MAS’ Notices on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT Notices).

Financial institutions should also refer to Guidance Papers for good practices for combating money laundering and terrorism financing, and AML/CFT Announcements for information on high risk jurisdictions as well as other news.

Under the MAS Act, a financial institution that fails or refuses to comply with the requirements of its applicable AML/CFT Notice is guilty of an offence and will be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1 million.

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice SFA04-N02 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Capital Markets Intermediaries AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice PSOA-N02 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Holders of Stored Value Facilities AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice 626 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Commercial Banks AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice 824 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Finance Companies AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice 314 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Life Insurers AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice FAA-N06 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Financial Advisers AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

03 Jul 2009

MAS Notice 3001 (Amendment) 2009

Notices and Guidelines

Money Changers and Remittance Companies AML/CFT Notices and Guidelines

01 May 2009

Due diligence and transparency regarding cover payment messages related to crossborder wire transfers, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (May 2009)

Guidance Papers


02 Jul 2007

MAS Notice 626 Notice on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Banks [Cancelled]

Notices and Guidelines

AML/CFT Notice to Commercial Banks

02 Jul 2007

MAS Notice 1014 Notice on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Merchant Banks [Cancelled]

Notices and Guidelines

AML/CFT Notice to Merchant Banks

Last Modified on 26/11/2016