goAML – Financial Intelligence Unit reporting tool

goAML Web allows rapid and secure exchange of information between the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), reporting entities and law enforcement and intelligence authorities. The confidentiality of the data collected is ensured.

goAML Web is the prescribed method by which reporting entities submit Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and Prescribed Transactions Reports (PTRs) to the FIU.

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goAML updates

goAML Upgrade: Saturday 21 October 2017

From 8am to 12pm midday on Saturday 21 October 2017, goAML Web will be upgraded to version 4.3.5.  During this time goAML will be unavailable.  Further information is published on the goAML login page for reporting entities.

This upgrade includes the deployment of system enhancements and fixes provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the software solution provider.  Reporting entities may notice cosmetic changes as well as some slight differences in the way the system works as part of this upgrade.  The functionality of how reports need to be completed and submitted will not be impacted by this upgrade.

The key difference reporting entities may notice is that SWIFT addresses will auto-populate.

Future Upgrades

Upgrades received from the UNODC will be reviewed by the New Zealand FIU and deployed regularly throughout each year.  Information about the upgrades will be published on this page.  If there are key changes planned, reporting entities will be informed via goAML (message board).

Note, updates are regularly provided by the UNODC to help improve and ensure the system meets the financial reporting requirements of the FIU and reporting entities.

For enquiries please email goAML@police.govt.nz.

goAML Schema Update: Tuesday 31 October 2017

Between 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday 31 October 2017 a new goAML schema will be deployed. 

Following the deployment of the new schema, two new reports (Prescribed Transactions Reports) will be available for reporting entities to submit to the New Zealand FIU. 

Prescribed Transactions Reports (New)

The two new Prescribed Transactions Reports (PTR) are:

  1. Large Cash Transactions
  2. International Funds Transfers

Information about Prescribed Transactions Reporting is available from the FIU website.  The following pages are available to assist reporting entities to prepare and submit PTRs.

  1. Prescribed Transactions Reporting (PTR)
    Provides an overview of PTRs
  2. Who needs to submit PTRs?
    Provides information to assist reporting entities determine if they have a reporting obligation.
  3. How to submit PTRs
    Aims to help reporting entities identify the appropriate way for them to submit PTRs (via automation or manual submission).
  4. Five steps to prepare for submitting PTRs
    Outlines five steps for reporting entities to follow to help them prepare to submit PTRs.
  5. Testing Prescribed Transactions Reports
    Outlines the processes reporting entities can follow to test PTRs (in the test environments).

For PTR enquiries please email goAMLconsult@police.govt.nz

Suspicious Transaction Reports

The new goAML schema deployed on the 31 October will impact Suspicious Transactions Reporting.  This is because the goAML schema is now the base document for multiple report types which all have different legislative reporting requirements (mandatory fields etc.).

The key changes reporting entities may notice are:

  • Mandatory fields
  • Currently goAML ensures that all mandatory data is entered in the form prior to progressing to the next stage of the report (before it can be submitted).
  • After the new schema is deployed reporting entities may notice that they are able to progress through the form without entering all mandatory fields.  This is because some of the mandatory fields will now be enforced at the time the report is submitted rather than the current process which enforces fields as the report is entered. 

Note, system rules will reject the report if the mandatory fields are not completed once the STR has been submitted to the FIU. 

Refer to the goAML Web Reporting Guide for specific report requirements and to ensure all data is accurately provided.

STR Support Documentation

The following documents are available to assist reporting entities to submit STRs.

For enquiries please email goAML@police.govt.nz.

Registering in goAML

How to register with goAML (Business and User Guide)

Download important goAML related documents

The following documents are relevant for reporting entities currently submitting STRs.