01. October 2014

2014 Edition of the Basel AML Index identifies Iran as highest risk country in money laundering/terrorism financing

The 2014 Edition of the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index - an annual ranking that assesses country risk regarding money laundering/terrorism financing - is the third annual release published by the Basel Institute. This year’s ranking identifies Iran as the highest risk country, while Finland and Estonia are considered the lowest risk countries.

First published in 2012, the 2014 Basel AML Index currently covers 162 countries, 13 more than the 2013 edition. The Index is designed to indicate the vulnerability of a country to money laundering and terrorism financing based on publicly available indicators.

More information on the Basel AML Index.