THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION AUTHORITY
The Financial Information Authority (Autorità di Informazione Finanaziaria - AIF), is the competent authority of the Holy See/Vatican City State for fighting money-laundering and financing of terrorism. In that capacity,
the AIF carries out the tasks of financial intelligence unit and supervisor, both for prudential purposes, and the prevention and countering of money-laundering and financing of terrorism.
Established by Pope Benedict XVI with the Apostolic Letter in form of "Motu Proprio" of 30 December 2010, AIF's institutional mandate has been consolidated by
means of the Apostolic Letter in form of "Motu Proprio" by Pope Francis on 8 August 2013, which assigns to the AIF the role of prudential supervision, and by means
of the Apostolic Letter in form of "Motu Proprio" by Pope Francis on 15 November 2013, which approved the new Statutes. The AIF carries out its institutional activity according to the Vatican Law n. XVIII of 8 October 2013.
The AIF is a member of the Egmont Group, the global network of financial intelligence units, and, so far, has stipulated Memoranda of Understanding with the financial intelligence units of various Countries for the purposes of
collaboration and exchange of information, like, inter alia, Albania, Australia, Austia, Argentine, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania,
San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.