Section of the Bank’s website devoted to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT): update

Through its Communication NBB_2018_04 of 8 February 2018, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) informed financial institutions of the creation on its website of a section devoted to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (the so-called “AML/CFT site”). This AML/CFT site aims to bring together all legal and regulatory texts on this subject and to specify the comments and recommendations made by the NBB in this area.  

The NBB would hereby like to inform you that the AML/CFT site has recently been updated extensively in order to reflect, in particular, the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law of 18 September 2017 introduced by the Law of 20 July 2020, which was published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 5 August 2020. As part of this update, changes were made to numerous pages of the site containing comments and recommendations from the NBB on various topics. Among other things, the NBB clarified the guidelines for its supervisory actions (see the page “Supervisory powers, measures and policy of the NBB”). For more information, please refer to the AML/CFT site, which contains an overview of the changes made to the successive versions of the site.