Press Releases

February 25, 2021 | News Press Releases

Cayman Commits to Addressing Remaining FATF Recommendations

The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) has confirmed that it will work to fulfil the requirements of a 15-month action plan by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to address remaining recommendations by that body to strengthen its anti-money laundering, counter terrorist-financing and counter-proliferation regime.

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November 3, 2020 | Press Releases

For the Record Radio Interview with National Coordination Team

On Friday 28 September, the For the Record radio show held an interview with the National Coordination Team of the Government’s Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group.

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November 2, 2020 | Press Releases

Cayman Reports FATF Progress

The National Coordinator for Government’s Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group (AMLSG) Elisabeth Lees gives an interview on the current progress of the Cayman Islands during the FATF Observation Period.

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September 15, 2020 | Press Releases

FATF Report on ML/TF Red Flag Indicators Associated with Virtual Assets

As of the 14th September 2020, the Financial Action Task Force published a report that focuses on money laundering and terrorist financing red flag indicators associated with virtual assets. This report, based on more than 100 case studies collected by members of the FATF Global Network, highlights the most important red flag indicators that could suggest criminal behaviour in relation to virtual assets. The report discusses key indicators to do with:

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June 29, 2020 | Press Releases

Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) Report

A report was done by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on measures taken by Member States to disrupt terrorism financing.

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June 29, 2020 | Press Releases

Cayman Islands Final AML/CFT Assessment Postponed

 The deadline for the Cayman Islands to enhance its AML/CFT framework was postponed by four months due to the worldwide disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as announced by the President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a letter to the jurisdiction. The Cayman Islands has an additional four months to continue to address the areas identified in the jurisdiction’s Mutual Evaluation Report, published in March 2019. 

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February 20, 2020 | Press Releases

Cayman’s Business Community Hears about AML Risk Assessments

The business community in the Cayman Islands recently learned more about local risk factors for anti-money laundering, countering of terrorist financing and the countering of proliferation financing (AML/CTF/CPF), with the intention that they use the risk assessments to further strengthen and refine their AML/CTF policies and controls.

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February 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Statement from the Premier

“The Cayman Islands can summarise in one word why financial crime must be fought in our three islands: Reputation.

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February 5, 2020 | Press Releases

Online AML Learning Platform Now Available for Industry Members

The Cayman Islands Government, with support from Cayman Finance, has developed online learning modules relating to anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, and countering proliferation financing (AML/CTF/CPF).

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January 20, 2020 | Press Releases

Cayman’s Supervisors Receive Specialised AML/CFT Training

Recognising the importance of effective regulatory supervision for financial services and other designated businesses and professions, the Cayman Islands Government recently organised a training session on assessing and monitoring AML/CFT (anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism) compliance.

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