Commercial Affairs Department

Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office (STRO)

STRO is Singapore's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). We receive Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and other financial information such as Cash Movement Reports (CMRs) and Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) and analyse them to detect Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and other criminal offences. Where possible offences are detected, we disseminate the financial intelligence to relevant enforcement and regulatory agencies.

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and other law enforcement agencies have used financial intelligence to detect criminal activities, such as cheating, criminal breach of trust, forgery, securities trading malpractices, money laundering and terrorism financing. Investigators have also used financial intelligence to detect and seize proceeds of crime.

The STRO provides instructions to filers on filing STRs, CMRs and CTRs.  We also provide case studies and feedback to encourage filers to increase the quantity and quality of STRs.

The STRO represents Singapore at international forums and regional bodies in global Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism efforts. We are a member of the Egmont Group of FIUs and we maintain close working relationships with the FIUs of other jurisdictions.    

Last Updated on 02 March 2018