Terrorist financing

Activities that constitute “terrorist financing” are described in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (the Anti-Money Laundering Act).

The law mentions collecting, providing or receiving assets in order for them to be used, or with the knowledge that they are intended to be used, to commit such criminal offences as set out in the Act on Criminal Responsibility for the Financing of Particularly Serious Crime in Some Cases, or for such travel as set out in the Act on Criminal Responsibility for Public Provocation, Recruitment and Training concerning Terrorist Offences and other Particularly Serious Crime.

Firms that are subject to the Anti-Money Laundering Act are responsible for reporting, without delay, suspected money laundering or terrorist financing in their operations to the Financial Intelligence Unit within the Swedish Police. Reporting shall be done as instructed by the Financial Intelligence Unit. Firms can contact the Financial Intelligence Unit by e-mailing fipo@polisen.se.

Finansinspektionen's responsibility is to ensure that the financial firms take measures in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering Act, which is the administrative framework applying to firms in certain sectors to prevent them from being used for terrorist financing.

Last reviewed: 2022-03-07