We are pleased to announce that the Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit have established a public-private partnership between the Royal Gibraltar Police, HM Customs, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and a number of banks in Gibraltar. Known as the Financial Liaison and Intelligence Network (FLINT), this initiative which is being led by the GFIU will bring together the collective experience and resources of public sector bodies responsible for countering money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing, supported by industry experts within the banking sector.
The establishment of FLINT will ensure that all partners can work collaboratively to identify and address emerging and residual risks through strategic and operational intelligence. It will also provide a more comprehensive and better-informed analysis for future National Risk Assessments. FLINT will also provide opportunities at a strategic level to develop sectoral typologies on emerging or existing trends used by criminals.
The Director of the GFIU, Edgar Lopez, who is leading this initiative said: “FLINT will provide Gibraltar with an innovative way in which to protect the integrity of our finance centre. We already enjoy an excellent working relationship with the private sector but the formal establishment of this partnership will make us more effective in our efforts to fight economic crime. I am very grateful for the support that we have received from the Gibraltar Bankers' Association and now look forward to developing FLINT further.”
Marvin Cartwright the GBA’s President said: “I am delighted with the positive response to this initiative by the Banks which reflects our collective desire to support the reputation of our jurisdiction”