The Money Laundering Regulations 2007

Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 2157


The Money Laundering Regulations 2007


24th July 2007

Laid before Parliament

25th July 2007

Coming into force

15th December 2007

The Treasury are a government department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to preventing the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering;

The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and by sections 168(4)(b), 402(1)(b), 417(1)(3) and 428(3) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000(4), make the following Regulations:


1972 c. 68; section 2(2) was amended by section 27 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51). By virtue of the amendment of section 1(2) made by section 1 of the European Economic Area Act 1993 (c.51) regulations may be made under section 2(2) to implement obligations of the United Kingdom created by or arising under the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 (Cm 2073, OJ No L 1, 3.11.1994, p. 3) and the Protocol adjusting that Agreement signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993 (Cm 2183, OJ No L 1, 3.1.1994, p.572). For the decision of the EEA Joint Committee in relation to Directive 2005/60/EC, see Decision No 87/2006 of 7th July 2006 amending Annex IX (Financial Services) to the EEA Agreement (OJ No L 289 19.10.2006, p. 23).


See the definition of “prescribed”.