The guidance is part of the rapidly evolving rules on anti-money laundering and aims to promote UAE as a jurisdiction compliant with best practices.
On August 1, 2022, the UAE Central Bank (CBUAE) issued the Guidance for Licensed Financial Institutions on the Risks Relating to Payments.
The guidance was issued to implement the requirements of Federal Decree Law No. 20 of 2018 on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism and Illegal Organisations. It sets out the CBUAE’s expectations as to the appropriate compliance measures to be adopted within payments ecosystems. The guidance is not intended to amend or replace existing CBUAE requirements and should be read in conjunction with the CBUAE’s existing rules and guidance materials.