Due Diligence requirements
Please take a note that due to the introduction of the Anti Money Laundering Regulations 2007 it is now a legal requirement that all trusts and company service providers are MLR registered. Coddan CPM Limited has been granted an MLR Registration Number 12298927.
This means that we have passed the fit and proper test and successfully applied for and received confirmation from HM Customs and Excise. Please be aware that any formation agent operating without being MLR registered is not complying with the Law. Please use our registered number as the reference if you need to verify our registration.
Due to the implementation of 2007 Money Laundering Regulations we are required to ask for copies of the identification of company directors and beneficial owners of all newly registered companies via e-mail first and by post within 14 working days.
We require: -
- Valid proof of ID (valid passport, driving license, National ID card, firearms certificate or shotgun licence) for a company' beneficiary owner (who can be a company director and a shareholder);
- Proof of address (instrument of a court appointment, current council tax demand letter or statement, current bank or credit/debit card statements (but not ones printed off the internet), utility bills (but not ones printed off the internet)) for a company' beneficiary owner;
- We have attached two documents to this e-mail, and these need to be duly completed and signed.
Please note that one single document cannot be used as an ID and a proof of address.
These can be original documents or copies certified by a: -
- Family GP;
- Civil Servant;
- Post Office branch employee; or
- Commissioner for oaths
In addition to providing a written certification on the copy document to confirm the identification of the applicant, the certifying individual should also provide their business contact details.
If you are an overseas based client you should provide us copies of passport(s) and utility bill(s) with the notarised translation into English.
To learn more about the Anti Money Laundering Regulations, requirements and obligations, please read the relevant information at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/mlr/mlr8.pdf
About the Process
Your order has already been submitted for the registration by now and will be registered shortly.
Be advised that we will not send the corporate documents until we receive the requested due diligence documents from you. You can send them initially via e-mail as a reply and then send them by the registered post or courier to the address on the signature of this e-mail (this is advisable to avoid any loss of documents).
You have a time frame of 14 days to comply with this procedure - failure to do so will result in receiving one more reminder from our side, and then - a notice of resignation and a further notification to the SOCA (Serious and Organised Crime Agency).
Refund is also not applicable if you refuse to comply (see our Terms and Conditions). We can apply some exception for some of our clients and grant extra time on request.
If you have further questions in regards to this matter please call our office at: + 44 (0) 207.935.5171, or 0800-081-1510