When we take on a new client, we are required to verify their identity and other information provided to us
This is to comply with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017.
We are required to check the identification and address details of all of our new and existing clients. In order to verify these details, we are required to obtain evidence of the identity and address of any individual that we act for.
In the case of a company, we are required to collect these documents for all directors of the business and any shareholders with a holding of 20% or more.
For each individual we require one ID and one address document of the following types:
Proof of Identity
Valid photocard driving licence
EEA national identity card
Identity card issued by the Electoral Office in Northern Ireland
Proof of Residential Address
Please note electronic ‘screen shots’ are not accepted proof and all address proofs must have been issued in the last three months
A gas, water or electricity bill
An original or certified bank statement or credit/debit card statement
Documents issued by HMRC
Valid photocard driving licence (if not used as proof of identity)
Current council tax demand or statement
Evidence of entitlement to a state or local authority funded benefit, tax credit, pension, education or other grant.
If you are unable to provide an address proof as described please email our compliance team at: [email protected] as other documents may be acceptable in certain circumstances.