FIU.NET is a decentralised computer network supporting the FIUs in the European Union in their fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Decentralised meaning, that there is no central database in one specific Member State where all the exchanged data is stored. When sending the information from one FIU to another, the exchanged data is only and safely stored on the FIU.NET databases at the premises of the FIUs involved in the exchange. All 28 EU FIUs are connected to the FIU.NET. In the 4th EU AML/CFT Directive, the FIU.NET application is explicitly referred to in several articles as the exchange mechanisms for the EU FIUs.
As of 1 January 2016, FIU.NET is embedded within Europol.
There is also a FIU.NET setup for the FIUs within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, called the ‘FIU.NET-Koninkrijk’.