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FIA - THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE AUTHORITY

The Financial Intelligence Authority, is the competent authority of the Holy See/Vatican City State for supervision and financial intelligence for 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, carries out its institutional activity according to the Statute attached to the above mentioned Motu Proprio and the Law n. CXXVII of 30 December 2010, as subsequently amended and integrated.

From 3 July 2013 is member of the Egmont Group. Currently has signed Memoranda of Understanding for the international exchange of information with financial intelligence of other States, like Australia, Argentine, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Nederland, Malta, Monaco, Peru, Poland, Romania, Spain, Slovenia and United States of America.