Due Diligence Requirements KYC Know Your Client

Under the Money Laundering Regulation 2017, we are required to obtain Identification document. We provide a free checking service to help quickly get your documents checked.

Who needs to provide Identification?

  • Directors(s)
  • Shareholder(s)

How do I provide the due diligence documents?

Our compliance team will email you upon receipt of your order. We will not be able to proceed with your order until the required due diligence document have been received and verified.

What documents are required?

(1) Proof of ID

  1. Passport
  2. Photo Driving Licence

(1) Proof of Residential Address

  • Utility Bill (Gas, Electric or Water)
  • Telephone bill (excluding mobile phone bill)
  • Insurance Letter (ie. Motor, Home or Life)
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Council Tax Bill
  • Bank/ Building Society Statement (includes Credit Card Statement)
  • TV Licence
  • HM Revenue and Customs Letter
  • Letter from the local authority
  • Financial Statement (ie. Pension)
  • Polling card
  • Tenancy Agreement

The Proof of Residential Address document must:

  1. Be dated within the last 4 months
  2. Show the account holder/company officer’s full name and address
  3. Be written in English or accompanied by an English translation (by an Official Sworn Translator)

Do I need the documents certified or notarised?

1. UK Residents

We accept certification by post office, bank/building society, solicitor/barrister and accountant.

2. EU residents

We accept certification by post office, bank/building society, solicitor/barrister, accountant and notary public.

Need help to find a local notary? You can visit the useful link below

3. Non-UK and Non-EU residents

If you reside outside the UK and EU we will require your ID to notarised by a Public Notary.

Who can certify documents?

We recommend the following professional person or authority can certify documents:

  • Post Office
  • Bank or Building Society Official
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Solicitor/ Lawyer or Notary
  • Local Town Hall

The following persons cannot certify documents:

  • Those related to you
  • Living at the same address; or
  • In a relationship with you

What should a certified document look like?

You will need to take the photocopied document and the original and ask the professional person or authority to certify the copy by:

  1. Writing: “Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me” on the document
  2. Signing and dating the document
  3. Printing their name under the signature
  4. Adding their occupation, address and telephone number
  5. Stamp the document with their personal or professional stamp (mandatory)

Failure to send the necessary documents

ID documents must be received within 6 weeks of your initial payment. Failure to send an acceptable ID will result in your company being reported to Companies House, the removal of your Registered Office address and no refund of payment available.