Information on the introduction of a new data processing system at MROS
The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland MROS is introducing a new system for submitting and processing suspicious activity reports as of 1 January 2020, which allows the submission of reports through an online platform.
What will change with the new system and what are its advantages?
- In the future, suspicious activity reports, their attachments and additional information will be uploaded and submitted online.
- Documents that must be submitted to MROS upon request may no longer be sent by fax or post but submitted via online platform.
- The financial intermediaries will have the following three options for entering suspicious reports:
- Fully manual: Entry in the online form;
- Fully automated: Suspicious reports can be uploaded as an XML file;
- Semi-automated: Entry in the online form, with the involved transactions integrated into the report via XML file.
When will the new system be introduced?
The new data processing system goAML will be introduced on 1 January 2020. Registration is now possible and recommended when forwarding suspicious reports in January 2020 is expected.
How to register for the new system?
In order to record suspicious reports starting 1 January 2020, a prior registration in goAML is required. This registration can now be completed via the registration page. Under the tab “Documents”, you will find an information sheet entitled “Step-by-step Guide to your goAML Registration”.
Whilst a registration is now possible, suspicious reports via goAML cannot be entered and transmitted before 1 January 2020.
Is it possible to test the new system ahead of its introduction?
The below tab “Links” provides a test version of the new system.
You will also find a detailed user manual under the tab “Documents”, which will facilitate the introduction into the new system.
We kindly point out to refrain from entering any real customer data.
Will there be a transitional period for the electronic transmission of transactions via the new data processing system?
The portal to submit suspicious activity reports will be operational from 1 January 2020. Financial intermediaries will have to submit reports exclusively via the new portal. Nevertheless, a transitional period from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 will be in place.
During this period, financial intermediaries must submit their reports with the new system by using one of the following modalities: Manually filing the reports in goAML in its entirety, using the XML upload functionality or putting in place the following procedure:
- Manually filing all information required in the goAML starting web report screen.
- If a report contains several transactions, entering at least one of them manually in the system in its entirety.
- Attaching the remaining suspicious transactions, that must also be transmitted to MROS, in the form of an Excel spreadsheet to the goAML web report. The Excel template to be used is available on this website under the below tab «Documents». Other formats, such as pdf, will not be accepted as a means of submitting transactions.
- Submitting additional non-transactional attachments for example by using pdf documents.
For further information, please refer to the documents and links below.
- goAML Web - Manual (PDF, 2.57 MB)
- Standard XML Reporting - Instructions and Specifications for goAML (PDF, 1.01 MB)
- MROS_goAML-Schema (XSD, 114.45 KB)
- Template for transactions (XLSX, 122.90 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 248.69 KB)
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