Regulation and Compliance

Vantu Bank is regulated by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) and supervised by the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The FIU is not a regulatory body in the strict sense of the word. It does not issue licences or permits. Nevertheless, all financial institutions in Vanuatu must comply with the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act. (AML-CTF Act).

Compliance with the AML-CTF Act is enforced by the FIU which is a division of the Vanuatu State Law Office. The Act requires proactive reporting of suspicious activity and suspicious transactions. Draconian penalties, including substantial fines and long terms of imprisonment, are the reward of breaching the Act.

Vantu Bank is committed to the highest standards of integrity and honesty. All our staff are trained to comply with our AML&CTS Compliance Manual and supervised by a Compliance Director and Compliance Officer with the full support of the directors and senior managers.