Financial Intelligence Unit

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Director: Enzo Serata

Deputy Director: Alfredo Tidu

Number of employees: 166

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has been established under the terms of Legislative Decree 231 of 21 November 2007 with the task of analysing financial information in order to prevent and combat money-laundering and the financing of terrorism.

It is an independent body and functions in full autonomy. The Bank of Italy issues the regulations governing its organization and operation. The FIU's staff, technical and financial resources and hardware are provided by the Bank of Italy, in accordance with internal regulations and following principles of economical, proportional, efficient and effective management.


The Suspicious Transactions Directorate is in charge of the financial analysis of suspicious transaction reports, ascertaining how well grounded they are. It assesses compliance with the regulations governing the sector of the reporting entities, supervises the collection of threshold-based communications, carries out data quality controls and implements procedures to integrate the available information with other data sources.

Number of employees: 92


Servizio Analisi e rapporti istituzionali

The Analysis and Institutional Relations Directorate liaises with the Judicial Authority and with other national institutions. It participates in defining the regulatory framework, cooperates with foreign national authorities and international bodies, schedules and carries out the UIF's inspections and carries out aggregate analyses of financial flows.

Number of employees: 65


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