AML/CFT Industry Partnership (ACIP)
Access ACIP best practice papers for guarding against trade-based money laundering and the misuse of company structures for illicit purposes.
Combating money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation financing are priorities for MAS. We require our financial institutions to have sufficiently robust controls to detect and deter such illicit activities. We also partner the industry to bolster their defences, by engaging them on emerging risks, evolving criminal typologies and industry best practices. MAS is firmly committed to safeguarding Singapore as a clean and trusted financial centre.
- Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MAS
MAS Annual Report 2016/2017
The controls that MAS requires of financial institutions include the need to identify and know their customers (including beneficial owners), conduct regular account reviews, and monitor and report any suspicious transaction.
Financial institutions should also refer to:
Financial institutions must also comply with MAS regulations which give effect to obligations arising from the United Nations Security Council Resolutions to combat proliferation financing. They must also comply with obligations to combat terrorism financing, such as those found under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act. More information can be found .
Under the , a financial institution that fails or refuses to comply with any 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 for each offence.
Keynote Speech by Ms Loo Siew Yee, Assistant Managing Director (Policy, Payments & Financial Crime), Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the ACAMS 12th Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference – APAC on 27 April 2021
This infographic provides an overview of MAS’ AML/CFT requirements and supervisory expectations for the Digital Payment Token (DPT) sector, and is intended to raise industry awareness among DPT service providers of sectoral money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks, and provide additional information to...
Read MAS' announcement on the February 2020 FATF Statement highlighting jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in AML/CFT.
Anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements to facilitate the transition of existing stored value facility holders
In the Second Reading Speech for the Payment Services (Amendment) Bill, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Transport and MAS' Board Member, highlighted the main amendments in the Bill that would enhance the regulatory framework for payment services in line with global regulatory standards.