As accountants we are required by law to collect and check the identity of key people involved in your property portfolio or business. It is part the requirements of the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations.
We are required to identify any person that the following apply:
All Directors of a company,
Any shareholders that hold 25% or more shares in your company
All Beneficial Owners or People of Significant Control
To validate identities we use a third party provider, Yoti. Your account manager will email everyone we need to identify with a unique link.
Either from a desktop computer or a mobile phone, you can complete the process. You will need:
A camera to take a photo of yourself
Proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence or passport
Proof of address, e.g. a utility bill dated in the last 3 months.
Once you've completed the process, we'll be automatically notified of the outcome of the checks.
We cannot incorporate your company, start work or give you access to your software until we've successfully identified everyone.