On the 2nd of August 2021, the European Banking Authority launched a public consultation on new Guidelines on the role, tasks and responsibilities of AML/CFT compliance officers. The draft Guidelines include provisions on the wider AML/CFT governance set-up, including at group level. In addition, such Guidelines will apply to all financial sector operators that are within the scope of the AML Directive.
The deadline for consultation is 2 November 2021. A virtual public hearing on the draft Guidelines was held on the 28th of September 2021.