Print Article



Jason Carpenter has issued some developments In order to improve the prioritisation of SARs received and enhancing statistical reporting capabilities in respect of SARs the FIU has effected some minor changes to the POLSAR SAR Template which will come into effect on 6 July 2021.

Also the JERSEY FIU now has a dedicated LinkedIn page at  Jersey Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) | LinkedIn

Minor changes to SAR template on POLSAR – in effect from Tuesday 6 July 2021
  • In order to assist better and more timely communication with the industry, the FIU now has a dedicated page on LinkedIn which can be found at  Jersey Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) | LinkedIn

  • Jason Carpenter
  • Acting Head of FIU
  • Joint Financial Crimes Unit – FIU

  • The changes relate to certain fields that will now become compulsory to populate as follows:

  • Under the Nominal Section –
    • Gender,
    • Nationality and
  • Under the Statistical Section –
    • Disclosure Type,
    • Criminality Suspected,
    • Nature of Institution and
    • Grounds for Disclosure.

  • What will happen
    • If left unpopulated you will be presented with a warning notice identifying what fields are required to be populated.

  • You will also not be able to proceed through the SAR submission process until all compulsory fields have been populated.

  • The FIU appreciate there may be occasions where you do not hold the relevant information and therefore an option, for example ‘Unknown’ is an available choice, but should not be seen as an automatic default option especially where the requested information is held or known.

  • The provision of relevant information on the SAR Template not only assists the FIU in prioritising SARs received, but also allows it to provide meaningful output as it works to better inform industry of current trends and typologies as part of its increased outreach and engagement.


The Team

Meet the team of industry experts behind Comsure

Find out more

Latest News

Keep up to date with the very latest news from Comsure

Find out more


View our latest imagery from our news and work

Find out more


Think we can help you and your business? Chat to us today

Get In Touch

News Disclaimer

As well as owning and publishing Comsure's copyrighted works, Comsure wishes to use the copyright-protected works of others. To do so, Comsure is applying for exemptions in the UK copyright law. There are certain very specific situations where Comsure is permitted to do so without seeking permission from the owner. These exemptions are in the copyright sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended)[]. Many situations allow for Comsure to apply for exemptions. These include 1] Non-commercial research and private study, 2] Criticism, review and reporting of current events, 3] the copying of works in any medium as long as the use is to illustrate a point. 4] no posting is for commercial purposes [payment]. (for a full list of exemptions, please read here]. Concerning the exceptions, Comsure will acknowledge the work of the source author by providing a link to the source material. Comsure claims no ownership of non-Comsure content. The non-Comsure articles posted on the Comsure website are deemed important, relevant, and newsworthy to a Comsure audience (e.g. regulated financial services and professional firms [DNFSBs]). Comsure does not wish to take any credit for the publication, and the publication can be read in full in its original form if you click the articles link that always accompanies the news item. Also, Comsure does not seek any payment for highlighting these important articles. If you want any article removed, Comsure will automatically do so on a reasonable request if you email