The Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) provides financial intelligence relating to suspicious transactions/activities, money laundering, the financing of terrorism and other predicate offences. The FIU fulfils the functions and exercises powers as set out in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act, 2020 (AML/CFT Act).

The FIU functions

The main functions of the FIU as set out in section 12 of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act, 2020 are to serve as the national center for the receipt and analysis of information relevant to money laundering and terrorist financing in an effort to detect financial crime, promote compliance by reporting entities and deter the use of any persons, structures and institutions in Seychelles for financial crime, through the dissemination of financial intelligence reports and any other necessary information, on its own or on request from any other organisation, both domestically and internationally, in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing activities. Other functions include:

All reporting entities are required to register with the FIU


To safeguard the financial system through adherence to international best practices and position Seychelles as a leading jurisdiction within the region in the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing.


To deter, detect and disrupt domestic and international money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation financing through ensuring regulatory compliance, the development of high-quality intelligence reports, the enhancement of domestic and international cooperation.


Professionalism; Justice; Accountability; Cooperation; Integrity; Mutual respect; Initiative; Confidentiality; and Transparency