FATF Updates Jurisdictions Under Grey List

02nd November 2023

By Kirsty Knight, Senior Compliance Manager & Operations Manager (AML Services)

On the 27th October 2023, FATF published an update to their Consolidated List. This list provides an up-to-date overview of the ratings that assessed countries obtained for effectiveness and technical compliance in relation to anti-money laundering, terrorist, and proliferation financing.

They have removed the following countries from the “grey list” (meaning they will no longer be subject to enhanced monitoring): -

  • Albania
  • Cayman Islands
  • Jordan
  • Panama

However, they have also added Bulgaria to the “grey list” (meaning they will be subject to increased monitoring) making the full list: 

Barbados  Bulgaria  Burkina Faso Cameroon
Croatia Democratic Republic of Congo Gibraltar Haiti
Jamaica Mali Mozambique Nigeria
Philippines Senegal South Africa South Sudan
Syria Tanzania Turkiye Uganda
United Arab Emirates Vietnam Yemen  


Further information on these changes can be found by accessing the following sites: 

Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring - 27 October 2023 (fatf-gafi.org)

High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action - October 2023 (fatf-gafi.org)

Outcomes FATF Plenary, 25-27 October 2023 (fatf-gafi.org)

These changes should result in you considering your current jurisdictional risk assessments as part of your business, customer, and technology risk frameworks. This will inform your businesses overall risk appetite statement.

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