Newsletter No. 5 - 2019. Suspicious Transaction Reports - 1st semester 2019

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The new issue of the UIF's newsletter has been published, containing a brief summary of the main activities and the results achieved by the Unit in the first half of 2019.

In this period the UIF received 51,201 Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs), a 3.8 per cent increase compared with the same semester of the previous year. Reported operations exceeded €47 billion compared with about €45 billion in the first semester of 2018.

STRs from Banks and Poste Italiane SpA declined by 13.2 per cent. This change mainly reflects the transfer of activities and reports from a parent company to an intermediary belonging to the same group. With regard to financial operators other than Banks and Poste Italiane SpA, 53.4 per cent of the reports were sent by electronic money institutions and payment institutions, followed by gaming service providers (16.6 per cent). With reference to regional distribution, there was a decrease of STRs in Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany and an increase in Sicily, Puglia, Campania and Emilia-Romagna.

A summary of the data on STRs can be found in the newsletter's statistical attachment.