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Glossary of acronyms used on the SAR Online website
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers
AML Anti Money Laundering
ARA Asset Recovery Agency
ARS Asset Recovery System
BBA British Bankers Association
CENTAUR HMC&E's Data Repository and Information Computer which holds information and intelligence on suspects or cases which fall within HMC&E assigned matters
CICFA Concerted Inter-Agency Criminal Finances Action Group
CPIA Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act
CSV Comma Separated Variable
DFID Department for International Development
DPA Data Protection Act
DTOA The Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986
DWP Department of Work and Pensions
ECHR European Convention of Human Rights
EGMONT An International working group of Financial Intelligence Units from around the world
ELMER The database used by NCA PoC to hold SAR information
FAQs Frequently asked questions
FATF Financial Action Task Force
FFIN Financial Fraud Information Network
FFIU Foreign Financial Intelligence Unit
FI Financial Investigator
FIU Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial Investigation Unit
FOI Freedom of Information Act
FSA Financial Services Authority
FSMA The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
HMG Her Majesty's Government
HMRC Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
IFA Independent Financial Adviser
JMLSG Joint Money Laundering Steering Group
KYC Know Your Customer
LEA Law Enforcement Agency
ML Money Laundering
MLAC Money Laundering Advisory Committee
MLIT Money Laundering Investigation Team
MLRO Money Laundering Reporting Officer
MLRs The Money Laundering Regulations 1993 (or 'the Regulations')
MSB Money Service Bureau
NCA National Crime Agency
NCIS National Criminal Intelligence Service
NCS National Crime Squad
NIM National Intelligence Model
NTFIU National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PII Public Interest Immunity
PNC Police National Computer
PoCA The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
PSNI Police Service Northern Ireland
PSU Professional Standards Unit
PTA Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989
RAF Recovered Assets Fund
SAR Suspicious Activity Report
SB Special Branch
SDEA Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency
SFI The Financial Intelligence Section of the Intelligence Services Division of NCA
SMLU Scottish Money Laundering Unit
SOCA Serious Organised Crime Agency
SPOC Single Point of Contact
SS Security Services
TFT Terrorist Finance Team
URN Unique Reference Number
VAT Value Added Tax

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