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Resale royalty rights
At the Regional State Administrative Agency, we enforce compliance with this obligation to pay resale royalties under the Copyright Act. We may inspect a business for which we enforce compliance with the resale royalty rights. Resale royalties are charged by Kuvasto, the organisation representing the authors.
Registration of lenders and peer-to-peer loan brokers
Regional State Administrative Agencies maintain a register of consumer credit providers and peer-to-peer loan brokers. Credit providers and peer-to-peer loan brokers must submit a registration notification in order to be included in the register.
Registration of lost property offices
We grant licences for lost property offices. We keep a list of licensed lost property offices. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland grants licences to operate lost property offices located anywhere in Finland.
Operating licences for pawnbrokers are granted by the Regional State Administrative Agency.
Only licenced pawnbrokers may engage in pawnbroking activities.
We may provide administrative guidance or issue administrative sanctions to pawnbrokers.
Debt collection agencies
The Regional State Administrative Agency keeps a register of companies that are involved in voluntary debt collection. The agency responsible for the enforcement across Finland is the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland.
Enforcement of the Anti-Money Laundering Act
Regional State Administrative Agencies enforce the Anti-Money Laundering Act in Finland. The agency responsible for the enforcement across Finland is the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The Anti-Money Laundering Act sets forth the obligations and measures the companies, organisations and other traders subject to monitoring must observe in their operations. These measures are in place to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing and to make it easier to detect such activities.