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Financial service providers guidance resources

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the non-bank lending and financing sector to help identify, mitigate and manage risks. 

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.

Posters and fact sheets

A printable poster for financial planners to alert them to 'red flags' that may indicate different types of serious financial crime.

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with the use of travellers cheques.

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with stored value cards.

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with Australia's securities and derivatives sector.

Risk assessment

An assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with the financial planning sector.