Fact sheet

Proving your identity

By law, all banks, building societies and other businesses providing financial services have to check the identity of anyone who wants to open an account or buy any financial product/service from them. This is one of the procedures that they have to undertake under the Money Laundering Regulations to stop criminals from using them to launder money.

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  1. Single copies of this leaflet are available, free of charge, by contacting Simon Rex. Multiple copies are available to order from UK Finance www.ukfinance.org.uk Tel: 020 7216 8900