As the certificate of incorporation is so easily available to download from companies house, am I still legally required to obtain a copy for our records in order to comply with money laundering re
anti money laundering
I was wondering whether most accountants ask for ID at an initial client meeting. I have always done so without problem, but now a potential client has got a bit funny about it.
Can I accept a printout of a client's online bank account / gas bill / electricity bill to evidence the client's address? Or do I have to see a "real" paper bill?
Well, we've had our money laundering audit and the dreaded letter arrived a couple of weeks ago .
A man on HMRC’s “most wanted list” who spent a decade on the run after absconding before he could be tried for money laundering has been jailed for 19 months.
Client has had a cheque written by them intercepted and cashed into another account.
I have a name on the cheque but it is unlikely to be real and essentially of no value.
Client receives and order for product for £8,000 from the Middle East but customer deposits £61,000. The email for the order advises an error has been made and please to return the balance.
Any ideas for how to ID the beneficial owner of a UK business where the ultimate majority shareholder is a US Venture capital fund?