Bank Indonesia releases fintech regulation to curb money laundering
A new regulation No. 19/2017, aims to curb money laundering and terrorism-funding activities related to non-bank entities offering payment systems. It will be fully imposed in six months, and requires non-bank payment system operators to implement prevention measures against money laundering and terrorism funding. Banks are to report suspicious activity or irregular transactions. There is also a requirement to “freeze without delay” such suspicious accounts with the aid of the police.