The Financial Reporting Centre (FRC, or the Centre) is a Government institution created by the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act (POCAMLA) 2009, with the principal objective being to assist in the identification of the proceeds of crime and the combating of money laundering.
The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) 2012 also mandates the Centre with the fight against financing of terrorism. The Centre started operations in April 2012.
In pursuit of its mandate, the Centre registers and maintains a register of reporting institutions, receives reports on suspicious activities or transactions from reporting institutions, receives cash transaction reports that meet a given threshold from reporting institutions, and receives reports on cross-border conveyancing of monetary instruments.
The Centre analyses the reports and disseminates intelligence to law enforcement agencies.
The Centre also receives annual compliance reports from the registered institutions and works with respective industry regulators to ensure compliance by reporting institutions with the provisions of the POCAMLA Act.
The Centre collaborates with and exchanges intelligence relating to money laundering or terrorist financing with Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in other jurisdictions.