EPIF members, and in particular our members representing the MVST sector, would like to express our appreciation to the FATF for seeking the industry’s comments on this important set of guidelines. When preparing its submission the EPIF membership carefully reviewed the separate draft response by Western Union to this consultation and has decided to lend its support to this paper.

We would therefore like to document that Western Union’s submission has the support of the wider EPIF membership and should also be read by the FATF as EPIF’s submission to this consultation. We have attached for your convenience the text submitted by Western Union. EPIF stands ready to answer any further questions you might have and looks forward to the continued close cooperation with the FATF Secretariat.