Anti-money laundering and other financial crime (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2017

Closed 5 Feb 2018

Opened 18 Dec 2017

Feedback expected 28 Feb 2018


This consultation is about proposed changes to antiĀ­-money laundering and other financial crime legislation. The proposed Bill seeks to introduce new anti-money laundering requirements relating to unregulated trustees, foundations and other matters. These amendments are being proposed principally in response to recommendations made by MONEYVAL, which undertook an international assessment of the Isle of Man in 2016.

The changes deal with:

  • Unregulated IOM trustees and foreign trustees not resident in the Isle of Man
  • Criminal jurisdiction relating to certain offences
  • Penalties for failing to comply with a requirement to produce information to a competent authority
  • Gambling decisions subject to appeal
  • Record keeping requirements for foundations
  • Powers of the Registrar of the Department for Enterprise concerning the information submitted by companies for registration

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting in order to provide an opportunity for the financial services industry, relevant non-financial services and members of the public, in particular those who act as trustees, to submit their views concerning some important measures.

Most of the proposed changes have been identified following the assessment of the Isle of Man by MONEYVAL. The Isle of Man is a member of MONEYVAL which is a committee of the Council of Europe. Part of its role is to undertake evaluations of members against international standards for anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism. The Isle of Man was assessed in 2016. Please see a copy of the report to read more.


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