Financial Intelligence Unit. An intelligence-gathering law enforcement or regulatory body that receives financial information from the covered financial institutions, businesses and persons in its respective country. Generally, it analyzes and processes the information and disseminates it to appropriate government authorities in support of anti-money laundering efforts and financial crimes investigations. Sometimes the term Financial Investigative Unit is used, in addition to Financial Intelligence Unit. See Egmont Group. Financial institutions also use the term FIU to describe a group within the financial institution that is dedicated to the investigation of financial crime.
Foreign Sanctions Evaders List: OFAC publishes a list of foreign individuals and entities determined to have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation of U.S. sanctions on Syria or Iran. It also lists foreign persons who have facilitated deceptive transactions for or on behalf of persons subject to U.S. sanctions. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Foreign Sanctions Evaders” or “FSEs.” Transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States involving FSEs are prohibited. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions on Foreign Sanctions Evaders, including information on dealings with FSEs. The FSE List is not part of the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List. However, individuals and companies on the FSE List may also appear on the SDN List. See: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/fse_list.aspx