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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bank Services: Proof of Identity more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all existing banking customers must provide proof of identification to banks to check for possible money laundering; if so, under which regulations this policy was brought in; whether an impact assessment was carried out on the costs to customers, particularly those in rural areas, of any such requirements; and what estimate they have made of the total cost of any such policy. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
star this property uin HL16068 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (‘the Regulations’) do not require banks to carry out customer due diligence – including identity checks—on all existing customers. The Regulations instead require banks to take a proportionate approach to applying customer due diligence checks commensurate with the risk of money laundering. The legal requirements on banks to carry out customer diligence for existing customers are set out in Regulations 27(8)(9) and 29(7). The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group’s guidance provides further detail on applying these requirements.<p> </p><p>The impact assessment for the transposition of the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive (which led to the most recent revision of the regulations) estimates the total cost of the changes made, while concluding that industry has difficulty in identifying costs caused by the money laundering regulations. This is particularly the case for customer due diligence as many of these are costs that a prudent business would take on in any case as a matter of commercial practice, to comply with UN or EU sanctions, or to protect themselves and their customers from fraud. The full impact assessment is available on gov.uk.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1807
star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Money Laundering more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 18 June (HL16068), what guidance they provide, if any, to banks and other businesses about ensuring that routine anti-money laundering checks do not cause stress to customers, particularly when those banks or businesses have not been made aware of any change to the circumstances of and have no concerns as to the identity of an existing customer as set out in regulation 27(8) of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/692), and when those organisations may not be required to conduct such checks. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
star this property uin HL16623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is responsible for the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, which set out the high-level requirements on regulated businesses to combat money laundering. These Regulations are not prescriptive in setting out how customer due diligence (CDD) checks must be carried out, and instead require businesses to take a proportionate approach. Each business will therefore have their own policies based on their assessment of risks.</p><p> </p><p>Specific guidance for banks on applying customer due diligence measures and ongoing monitoring of customers is included in guidance published by the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group. This guidance is approved by HM Treasury, and it highlights that a firm must apply CDD measures at appropriate times to its existing customers on a risk-sensitive basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:15:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:15:55.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1807
star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Money Laundering more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 8 July (HL16623), whether the requirement for business to “take a proportionate approach” and create “their own policies based on their assessment of risk” means that customer due diligence checks by businesses and banks for existing customers who have not given any cause for concern are optional. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
star this property uin HL17235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 are clear that all relevant persons (such as banks) must apply customer due diligence (CDD) measures if the person establishes a business relationship (regulation 27). Whilst CDD measures include conducting ongoing monitoring of a business relationship, as outlined in my previous answer, the extent of the measures taken must reflect the risk assessment carried out by the relevant person under regulation 18(1) and its assessment of the level of risk arising in any particular case. Therefore, if a customer is deemed low risk, the extent of ongoing CDD measures would be tailored to that risk assessment and minimum monitoring would be expected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:15:00.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:15:00.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1807
star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this