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ADIs: Banks, credit unions and building societies guidance resources

Regulatory guide

Financial institutions can carry out applicable customer identification procedures (ACIP) in respect of a customer after commencing to open an account in certain circumstances. This is on the condition that appropriate risk-based systems and controls are in place, including to ensure no further designated services can be provided other than deposits to the account or designated services incidental to the opening of the account or a deposit.  

Financial crime guide

This guide provides financial indicators to help financial services businesses to detect and report potential fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds through Services Australia administered emergency and disaster payments.

Financial crime guide

This guide provides financial indicators to help financial service providers to target, detect and disrupt criminal communication or abuse through payment text fields.

Risk assessment

These resources provide an overview of how ML/TF risk is distributed across Australia’s banking sector. 

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the foreign bank branches subsector to help identify, mitigate and manage risks. 

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the foreign subsidiary bank subsector to help identify, mitigate and manage risks. 

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the other domestic banks subsector to help identify, mitigate and manage risks.  

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the major banks subsector to help identify, mitigate and manage risks. 

Regulatory guide

This information will help you understand and implement reforms related to correspondent banking, which came into effect on 17 June 2021.

Financial crime guide

Organised criminals use ‘cuckoo smurfing’ as a method of laundering money to disguise and integrate their funds across borders to profit from and further enable their illegal activities.

Generally this method of money laundering relies on exploiting the bank accounts of customers expecting to receive legitimate funds. These customers are often unaware that the funds transferred into their accounts are the proceeds of crime.

To protect Australia’s financial system against exploitation, AUSTRAC’s Fintel Alliance has developed this financial crime guide on cuckoo smurfing.