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The Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (Autorità di Supervisione e Informazione Finanziaria – ASIF) is the competent authority of the Holy See and the Vatican City State for the supervision and the regulation aimed at the prevention and countering of money laundering and the financing of terrorism and for the financial intelligence, as well as for the prudential supervision and regulation of those entities that carry out a financial activity on a professional basis.

Established by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with the Motu Proprio “The Apostolic See” of 30 December 2010, the Authority has been entitled with the duty of exercising the prudential role of the supervision and regulation of entities that are professionally engaged in a financial activity with the Motu Proprio “The promotion” issued by His Holiness Pope Francis on 8 August 2013. Following the first modification of its Statute on 15 November 2013, the Authority obtained its definitive Statute with Chirograph of the Holy Father Francis of 5 December 2020.

The ASIF carries out its institutional activity according, inter alia, to the Law No. XVIII of 8 October 2013.

The ASIF is a member of the Egmont Group, the global forum that currently brings together the financial intelligence units of 152 countries and jurisdictions, and in the context of which rules and best practices for international collaboration and information exchange are shared. On a bilateral level, ASIF has entered into Memoranda of Understanding for the international exchange of information with the competent supervisory and financial information authorities of various jurisdictions, including: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Honduras, India, Isle of Man, Cook Islands, Jersey, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, United States of America, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan (Republic of China), Hungary, Uruguay.