Services Update - BVI and Cayman stay current with int’l AML standards


Countries around the world continue to develop their Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies and the BVI and Cayman are no different. Regulatory bodies are stepping up enforcement action and governments are making amendments to existing laws and regulations in order to conform to international regulatory standards. As a result service providers including Harneys Corporate Services are constantly reviewing and strengthening Customer Due Diligence (CDD) policies and procedures. In doing so we always seek to strike a balance between achieving best practice and making the inevitable documentation as painless as possible for the legitimate user of our services.

We currently have in place CDD policies and procedures which encompass all of the requirements of the relevant country codes. In order to collect the necessary due diligence we have developed individual and corporate questionnaires which are straight forward and include a summary of the required documents. We constantly work with our clients to make these as accessible and user friendly as possible and have teams organised and resourced to achieve this. In addition to our compliance department and new business coordinators in BVI and Cayman we have relationship managers in Western Europe, Russia, Montevideo and Brazil always available to assist; not only can they provide the relevant forms in local languages but their geographic specialization gives them a high degree of experience in dealing with specific identification documents and issues.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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