September 12, 2023
Embedding ID validation technology into the KYC processes helps high-risk customers to protect both their business and their reputation for providing an excellent customer onboarding experience.
March 10, 2022
If you work in the lettings industry or are a private landlord, you will be aware that you are required to check all your adult tenants have the legal Right to Rent in the UK. Even if you already have processes in place, making high volumes of visual checks or managing remote checks may be a challenge.
October 27, 2021
KYC checks help businesses to distinguish between favourable and unfavourable clients. They are a legal requirement for organisations covered by Anti Money Laundering (AML) legislation but can also provide additional safety and assurance for any company working with new clients.
September 21, 2021
Regardless of your industry, you shouldn’t see KYC checks as a luxury. Money laundering alone costs the UK more than £100 billion every year, and affects all kinds of companies of all sizes.
September 2, 2021
Art dealers and antique traders, as well as any intermediaries such as galleries and auction houses, who accept or make payments of €10,000 or more must carry out customer due diligence (CDD) to ensure they understand who they are dealing with. AMPs can face significant penalties, including fines or even imprisonment, if they are found to be involved in money laundering activities.
July 5, 2021
In 2020, HMRC issued a record fine of nearly £24 million to a money service business called MT Global for breaching money laundering rules. One of the offences committed was failing to conduct ‘fundamental’ due diligence which involves verifying a customer’s identity and, where appropriate, their line of business.
July 1, 2021
I recently wrote an article which appeared in ‘The Accountant online’ looking how accountants can conveniently comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements in a fast-moving business environment. Read on for a summary of the article.
June 14, 2021
What is a digital Know Your Customer (KYC) check and is it important? We are living in a digital age. Smart phones, smart speakers and connected devices are everywhere, and connected to all aspects of our lives. So, if you are working in a profession that requires you to comply with UK anti-money laundering (AML) […]
June 8, 2021
As an Independent Financial Advisor, you’re legally required to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) checks as part of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But, even without the legal imperative, there are compelling reasons to follow due diligence. Properly conducted KYC checks can not only guard against money laundering, but also prevent corruption and fraud. All these […]
May 3, 2021
If you’re an estate agent supervised by HMRC for anti-money laundering purposes, you will need to meet the approval requirements and perform robust Know Your Customer checks (KYC) as part of your Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But the steady rise in property fraud over recent years, combined with a noticeable spike in cases during the […]