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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Risk-Based Approach Guidance for the Real Estate Sector


CEPI is happy to announce that the FATF Risk-Based Approach Guidance for the Real Estate Sector has now officially been released.

In the framework of our international efforts in the field of AML/CTF, during the last year CEPI has co-lead with the Governments of Canada/the US, the revision and update of the FATF Risk-Based Approach (RBA) Guidance for the Real Estate Sector.

The document, now available for consultation and download on the FATF website here highlights the need for the real estate sector to increase the understanding of the money laundering and terrorist financing risks it faces, as well as the sector’s vulnerabilities. Measures need to be taken to mitigate these risks. The document provides the reader with an accurate analysis of the specificities of the sector, updates to the current international scenario and technological developments while also providing guidance on how to achieve the best results. Interesting case studies are also included. The importance of stakeholders and cross-border cooperation is also underlined.

To update the Guidance, the FATF also welcomed feedback gathered during a public consultation in March-April 2022. A summary of said consultation is available here.

CEPI takes this opportunity to thank the FATF, its project co-leads and the CEPI drafting team, without whom this would not have been possible.


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