CBB Volume 4: Contents
FC-7 NCCT Measures and Terrorist Financing
FC-7.1 Special Measures for Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories ('NCCTs')
Investment firm licenseesmust give special attention to any dealings they may have with entities or persons domiciled in countries or territories which are:(a) Identified by the FATF as being 'non-cooperative'; or(b) Notified to investment firm licenseesfrom time to time by the CBB.Amended: January 2007
Whenever transactions with such parties have no apparent economic or visible lawful purpose, their background and purpose must be re-examined and the findings documented. If suspicions remain about the transaction, these must be reported to the
relevant authoritiesin accordance with Section FC-4.2.
Investment firm licenseesmust apply enhanced due diligence measures to business relationships and transactions with natural and legal persons, and financial institutions, from countries where such measures are called for by the FATF. The type of enhanced due diligence measures applied must be effective and proportionate to the risks.Added: October 2014
With regard to jurisdictions identified as NCCTs or those which in the opinion of the CBB, do not have adequate AML/CFT systems, the CBB reserves the right to:(a) Refuse the establishment of subsidiaries or branches or representative offices of financial institutions from such jurisdictions;(b) Limit business relationships or financial transactions with such jurisdictions or persons in those jurisdictions;(c) Prohibit financial institutions from relying on third parties located in such jurisdictions to conduct elements of the CDD process;(d) Require financial institutions to review and amend, or if necessary terminate, correspondent relationships with financial institutions in such jurisdictions;(e) Require increased supervisory examination and/or external audit requirements for branches and subsidiaries of financial institutions based in such jurisdictions; or(f) Require increased external audit requirements for financial groups with respect to any of their branches and subsidiaries located in such jurisdictions.Amended: January 2018
Added: October 2014
FC-7.2 Terrorist Financing
Investment firm licenseesmust implement and comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to the prevention and suppression of terrorism and terrorist financing. Investment firm licenseesmust freeze, without delay, the funds or other assets of, and to ensure that no funds or other assets are made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of, any person or entity either (i) designated by, or under the authority of, the United Nations Security Council under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, including in accordance with resolution 1267(1999) and its successor resolutions as well as Resolution 2178(2014) or (ii) designated as pursuant to Resolution 1373(2001).Amended: October 2019
Added: April 2017
Investment firm licenseesmust comply in full with the provisions of the UN Security Council Anti-terrorism Resolution No. 1373 of 2001 ('UNSCR 1373').
[This Paragraph was deleted in January 2018].Deleted: January 2018
Amended: January 2007
A copy of UNSCR 1373 is included in Part B of Volume 1 (Conventional Banks), under 'Supplementary Information' on the BMA Website.
Investment firm licenseesmust report to the CBB details of:(a) Funds or other financial assets or economic resources held with them which may be the subject of Article 1, paragraphs c) and d) of UNSCR 1373; and(b) All claims, whether actual or contingent, which the licenseehas on persons and entities which may be the subject of Article 1, paragraphs c) and d) of UNSCR 1373.Amended: January 2007
For the purposes of Paragraph FC-7.2.4, 'funds or other financial resources' includes (but is not limited to) shares in any undertaking owned or controlled by the persons and entities referred to in Article 1, paragraph c) and d) of UNSCR 1373, and any associated dividends received by the licensee.
All reports or notifications under this Section must be made to the CBB's Compliance Directorate.Amended: January 2007
See Section FC-4.3 for the Compliance Directorate’s contact details.Amended: January 2007
FC-7.3 Designated Persons and Entities
Without prejudice to the general duty of all
investment firm licenseesto exercise the utmost care when dealing with persons or entities who might come under Article 1, paragraphs (c) and (d) of UNSCR 1373, investment firm licenseesmust not deal with any persons or entities designated by the CBB as potentially linked to terrorist activity.Amended: January 2007
The CBB from time to time issues to
investment firm licenseeslists of designated persons and entities believed linked to terrorism. Investment firm licenseesare required to verify that they have no dealings with these designated persons and entities, and report back their findings to the CBB. Names designated by the CBB include persons and entities designated by the United Nations, under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 ('UNSCR 1267').Amended: January 2007
Investment firm licenseesmust report to the relevant authorities, using the procedures contained in Section FC-4.2, details of any accounts or other dealings with designated persons and entities, and comply with any subsequent directions issued by the relevant authorities.