Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
This notice is directed to the attention of all banks, authorized foreign banks, trust and loan companies, cooperative retail associations, life insurance companies, property and casualty insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies.
On March 22, 2019, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) announced that the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of one entity to its Consolidated List of individuals and entities (the List).
Details of the amendments to the List are contained in the UNSC press release that can be viewed using the following link:
The tables posted on the OSFI Web site have been updated to incorporate the amendments, which have been bolded for ease of reference.
The UNAQTR require every federally regulated financial institution to review its records on a continuing basisFootnote 1 for the names of individuals or entities covered by the UNAQTR (Designated Persons) and:
Any findings based on the changes noted above must be included in reports to regulators due by April 15, 2019.
RCMP/CSIS contact information:
RCMP Federal Policing Criminal Operations Group 2
Unclassified fax: (613) 825-7030
Unclassified fax: (613) 369-2303
In addition, institutions reporting frozen property or assets to the RCMP and CSIS that are also reporting entities under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act are reminded that they are required to submit Terrorist Property Reports to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). For instructions related to the preparation and submission of Terrorist Property reports, please refer to Guideline 5: Submitting Terrorist Property Reports on the FINTRAC website
For assistance in complying with reporting requirements or to receive hard copies of notices, lists or OSFI reporting forms, please contact OSFI by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSFI interprets "review its records on a continuing basis" as a full search of the financial institution’s records at least weekly, and more frequently as necessary.
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