The ZBP and the KIR are launching the AML Sectoral Service Centre.
The AML Sectoral Service Centre is intended to be both a structural and organisational aid for banks. It is to serve banking institutions in fulfilling their obligations under AML regulations. This is because banks, among the so-called obliged institutions, are the most burdened institutions. They have the greatest number of regulatory obligations. Also the reporting volume of banks is the largest in terms of the number of information provided to the General Inspector of Financial Information.
It is important to achieve a synergy effect within the extensive information systems running separately at ZBP and KIR. Their joint use makes it possible to assist banks in performing their current duties, for example in the analysis and detection of suspicious transactions and their typing. Thanks to the AML Sectoral Service Centre, it will be possible to limit criminal transactions more broadly.
A good example is also the identification of the actual chains of criminal transactions. From the perspective of a single bank, it is not possible to see a range of circumstances beyond the bank in question. Only after receiving information from more than one bank is it possible to identify certain behaviour patterns and relationships between transactions that are indicative of a criminal nature.
The benefits apply to the whole system and, above all, to the authorities responsible for anti-money laundering. The advantage particularly concerns the General Inspector of Financial Information. He will receive more precise information as a result of the cross-sectional analysis carried out within the Centre.
From the customers’ point of view, the system is neutral and does not create any additional burdens or obligations. Indirectly, the solution will translate into higher security of their transactions.
The first phase will be launched in the autumn of this year – transaction alerts will be introduced as a first step.