Financial Intelligence Unit
Established under Section 9 of the Financial Intelligence and Anti Money Laundering Act in August 2002, the FIU is the central Mauritian agency for the request, receipt, analysis and dissemination of financial information regarding suspected proceeds of crime and alleged money laundering offences as well as the financing of any activities or transactions related to terrorism to relevant authorities.
The FIU is also the Enforcement Authority under the Asset Recovery Act and the AML/CFT regulator for Attorneys, Barristers, Notaries, Law firms, Foreign Law firms, Joint Law Ventures, Foreign Lawyers under the Law Practitioners Act, Dealers in Jewellery, Precious Stones or Precious Metals and Real Estate Agents, including Land Promoters and Property Developers.
The FIU Mauritius continues to closely monitor cyber-enabled financial crime and associated risks. Our team highly recommends the FIU – FinTech Cooperation and Associated Cybercrime
On 1st September 2022, the FATF conducted a webinar focused on the revision to Recommendation 24 on beneficial ownership of legal persons. A panel of
The FATF has updated its Guidance Document on the Risk Based Approach for the Real Estate Sector, following a public consultation exercise carried out in