Guidelines on risk based supervision

  • Status: Final and translated into the EU official languages

These Guidelines specify the characteristics of a risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism supervision and  set out what competent authorities should do to ensure that their allocation of supervisory resources is commensurate to the level of money laundering and terrorist financing risk associated with credit and financial institutions in their sector. They build on the ESAs' 'Preliminary report on anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism Risk Based Supervision', which were published in October 2013.

Summary of document history

Current version Ongoing versions

Consultation on draft amending Guidelines on risk-based AML/CFT supervision

  • Status: Closed
  • Deadline: 17 JUNE 2021
Consultation Paper on revised Guidelines on risk-based AML/CFT supervision

(1.07 MB - PDF) Last update 17 March 2021

BSG response to EBA Consultation Paper on the Risk Based Supervision Guidelines (EBA/CP/2021/11)

(143.77 KB - PDF) Last update 16 June 2021


The form is now closed.

Public hearings

Public Hearing on the revised draft Guidelines on the characteristics of a risk‐based approach to AML/CFT


(962.24 KB - PDF) Last update 22 April 2021

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