The central bank (Bank Indonesia/BI) and Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) programs and activities in the area of payment and settlement systems on Saturday, 4th August 2018 in Manila Philippines. The MoU signed by The Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo and the Governor of Bangko Sentral Ng Filipinas, Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr.

The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed to strengthen cooperation in the implementation of AML and CFT which covers legal framework and regulation, as well as data and information related to cross-border transactions conducted by payment services providers or others under each jurisdiction. The cooperation is carried out in the form of policy dialogues, exchange of data and information and capacity building.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is in line with the government’s efforts in combating money laundering and terrorism financing, as well as recommendations and guidelines provided by international institutions of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF).