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    The Value of FIA Data

    Financial data, collected from financial institutions by the Financial Intelligence Authority under the Anti-Money Laundering Law (AMLA), has proven to be of considerable value in money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes investigations by law enforcement.

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    FIA Nominated in the NITA-U E-Government Excellence Awards 2021

    FIA has been nominated in the NITA-U E-Government Excellence Awards 2021 under the following categories:

    • Accountability & Governance
    • Agency of the year
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    Director ICT Systems and Security at FIA Speaks At The NITAU Cybersecurity Awareness e-Conference

    The Director ICT Systems and Security at the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), Mr. Cyrus Barigye, was hosted as a guest speaker / expert on financial risks associated with cybersecurity at the National Information and Technology Authority (NITAU) on Thursday 4th November 2021 under the theme Be Safe Online

    Areas of discussion included technical, organizational and governance standards relating to identity and information technology security for systems, particularly Anti Money Laundering (AML) tools.

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    Regional Training of Money Laundering Control Officers of Non-Profit Organizations (Central Region)

    On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, Training was held for a selected group of NonProfit Organizations from the Central Region of Uganda. The event was held at the Kabira Country Club and was officially opened by the Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Authority-Mr. Sydney Asubo who reiterated the role that NPO’s play in the AML/CFT Compliance regime of the country as accountable persons.

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    Issuance of International Wire Transfer Reporting Guidelines

    In accordance with Sections 20 (d) and 21 (i) and (j)of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 (as amended), and Regulations 34 and 35 of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2015, the Financial Intelligence Authority(FIA) hereby issues the following guidelines for the reporting of International Wire Transfers.

    These guidelines are addressed to all Accountable Persons that facilitate international wire transfers, as specified in the second schedule of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 as amended.