Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD)

What is the Anti-Money Laundering Directive?

Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) is a set of regulatory requirements issued by the European Union (EU) containing rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by EU member states.

Every country issues its own AML laws, often based closely on FATF guidance. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) refers to the process and procedures that are used to prevent criminals disguising illegally obtained money as legitimate funds.

In Europe, AML rules are issued by the EU Parliament as the EU Anti-Money laundering directive (AMLD). Each EU member state then implements this into their legal system.

The EU AML directive is intended to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. It establishes a regulatory environment for this that is consistent across all EU member countries.

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How many AML directives are there? 

The first three AMLDs 

The fourth AMLD 

The fifth AMLD 

The sixth AMLD 


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