What should an Individual Customer Information Form (CIF) contain: AML Compliance Consultants

Customer Information

Full name;

Date & Country of birth;

Nationality-Important to determine whether the customer is a Non Resident

Permanent Residential Address-PO Box or Bag addresses will not suffice

Email Address

Verification of Customer identity and Address

2 forms of valid, government issued , photo ID

Permanent Address-The customers address must be reflected on the Proof of Address submitted, ie TTEC,WASA, CABLE,.

Employer’s name & contact #-By contacting the employer , all doubts as to the veracity of the job letter will be removed. It will be revealed whether the customer is actually employed by the company on the job letter.

Occupation/Nature of Business-For self employed persons, sole traders. Submit proof eg job letter, payslip.;

Occupational Income-Submit proof eg job letter, payslip.

If self employed-Please state what services or products are offered and provide proof;

Are you a Non Resident ?-Please provide foreign bank reference letter.

Beneficial Owner Information

The Name of the Beneficial Owner-The natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted. It also includes those persons who exercise ultimate effective control over a legal person or arrangement.” FATF

Politically Exposed Person (PEP)

Source of Wealth Declaration (only applies to PEPs and High risk Customers) .

Source of Wealth– refers to the origin of the customer’s entire body of wealth, ie their total assets- since they are PEPs , they are more susceptible to bribes and corruption

Source of Funds Declaration ( applies to all customers)

Source of funds refers to the activity that generated the funds and the location thereof to be used to finance the transaction eg salary payments in savings account at ACB.

Customer Declaration

Signature of Customer

For Compliance Review

UN 2253 List;

FATF Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories;

TT Consolidated List of Court Orders;

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