What documents should be obtained from Partnerships for (Know Your Customer) KYC purposes?:

Partnerships may approach you and may want to do business with you.This post will guide you as to the documents that you must collect from Partnerships:

Certificate of Registration;

Partnerships Agreement;

Utility bill as a proof of address, no older than 3 months for each Partner;

Utility bill reflecting the address of the registered business;

If the Partners do not have a utility bill in their name, they must present an authorization letter signed buy the person whose name appears on the utility bill plus a copy of this person’s National Identification.

One form of valid, government issued identification your Compliance Program may provide 2 forms of National Identification for each Partner;

Management Accounts or;

Cash Flow projections for at least 3 years (for companies registered less than 3 years).

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How does Failure feel ? by Antoinette Sydney

Failure is the precursor of success. All of the lessons are learned in failure.This is where all the adjustments and upgrades are made. In my humble opinion , it is the perceived embarrassment that people feel,as a result of failure that is debilitating.

Allow yourself to try , and try with all your heart. Allow yourself to fail! Take that risk! It is the person that you become throughout the process that will attract your billions.

You are not like everyone else. You are persistent in the face of adversity , you smile! So to answer your question, failure feels familiar. It feels like I am learning valuable lessons that will align me with the path that is best for my highest good.

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What do I need to open a company bank account for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Trinidad and Tobago?

The general requirements to open a company bank account for a Limited Liability Company are:

1.Certificate of Incorporation;

2. The Incorporation documents, these are Forms 1,4,8,27,

3.Most Recent Annual Returns;

4.Two valid forms of Government issued, photo identification for each director;

5.A utility bill in your name, if the bill is not in your name, you will need an authorization letter from the person whose name appears on the utility bill and a copy of their unexpired Government issued photo identification. I am always telling my clients to get a utility bill in their name. See my YouTube video where I explain the importance of this.

6.A Company Stamp with your registered company name on it.

7.Special letters such as a letter of request, a letter requesting online banking.

8.Cash Flow Projections for three years.

9.Some banks require a Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) number each director and for the conmpany;

10.By-Laws, if applicable.

11.Additional documents such as F.I.U (Financial Intelligence Unit) Registration.

Other documents may be required according to the sector that you operate in.

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Five Business Ideas to Start from Home with Absolutely No Money

Hi hustlers! Are you broke like a joke? Good! You will become extremely creative when you are hungry. Your mind will see endless opportunities.

Here are 5 business ideas that you can start at home right NOW, with absolutely no money required.

The five business ideas to start for free are:

1.Graphic Design Services for online business

2.Self-Publish an ebook on Amazon;

3.Start an Instagram Advertising Agency;

4.Create an Online Course;

5.Start a Youtube Channel.

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Registers to be maintained by a regulated entity for the purposes of the Regulator : AML Compliance Consultant

Record keeping is a major part of Anti-Money Laundering. As such , the following registers must be kept for the regulators as well as the auditors:

Register of Correspondence received from the regulator;

Register of Internal Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) received from staff;

Register of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) and Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) submitted to the regulator;

Register of Law Enforcement Request for Information.

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What happens after registration with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad : Anti Money laundering Training

Thanks for stopping by!! What happens after registration with the FIU in Trinidad? I am so glad that you asked!

After you submit the RG-1 Form to register with the FIU, your certificate will be prepared and you will be contacted via call to collect same.

Please see below for your obligations post registration with the FIU:

Appoint a Compliance Officer who is competent and experienced with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism laws and regulations.

After you appoint this Compliance Officer (CO), the “Fit and Proper” Form must be completed and submitted to the FIU for their approval.

An Alternative Compliance Officer (ACO) must also be appointed.

A Compliance Program must be created using a Risk Based Approach.

Know Your Customer (KYC) Forms must then be created.

All staff and directors must attend Ant-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Training every year.

There must be an internal and external Anti-Money Laundering audit conducted (not a Financial Audit).

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What ARE Annual Returns ?

This Document Presents An Up To Date Snapshot Of All Directors And Officers Of The Company, Share Capital As Well As Company Debts.

When Conducting Company Business, Banks And Other Stakeholders Will Request The Most Recent Annual Returns.

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When Should A Company File An Annual Return??

The Law States That A Company Should File An Annual Return No Later Than 30 Days After Each Anniversary Date Of Its Continuance, Incorporation Or Amalgamation At The Companies Registrar.

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What to do if Your Business Name is Queried ?

  1. If the proposed business name is queried, carefully review the comments made by the Legal Officer, this can be seen at the bottom portion of the Search Results.
  2. If the name is already reserved or registered, you may have to use another name.
  3. If the name is too close to another name, further information may be requested to clarify the origin of the name.
  4. You should draft a letter including your name, the date, the proposed name of the business, the response to the query and your name and signature. A template of the letter is available at the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

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What is the FIU?

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses

What does the FIU do?

1.Acts as an autonomous independent body to serve as a national centre for the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence and information.

2.The FIU functions as a specialised intelligence agency for the receipt and analysis of STRs/SARs) and the dissemination of financial intelligence and information.

3.FIU acts as a Supervisor to monitor specified Supervised Entities and enforce compliance of AML/CFT (AML/CFT) obligations.

4.The FIU does not engage in investigative action, which is conducted by the Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs).

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PEP Talk: Why do Financial Institutions ask if you are a Politically Exposed Person (PEP)

Do you recall being asked whether you are a Politically Exposed Person (PEP) on an application form to open a new deposit account with your financial institution? Welcome to the club! I erroneously interpreted this question as the bank’s attempt to determine my political alignment. Knowledge has since found me and enlightened me. I have been forgiven of my blissful ignorance and I am not afraid to tell you about the good news of the banks’ rationale in seeking to determine whether a potential customer is a PEP.

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What are PEPs?

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are those individuals presently or formerly holding a powerful local or foreign public position, and family members and close associates of that individual.[1]

PEPS are classified according to the potential risks involved[2].

High Risk – Level 1 PEPs

Heads of state and government;

Members of government (national and regional);

Members of Parliaments (national and regional);

Heads of military, judiciary, law enforcement and board of central banks;

Top ranking officials of political parties.

Medium-High Risk – Level 2 PEPs

Senior officials of the military, judiciary, and law enforcement agencies;

Senior officials of other state agencies and bodies and high ranking civil servants;

Senior members of religious groups;

Ambassadors, consuls, high commissioners.

Medium Risk – Level 3 PEPs

Senior management and board of directors of state-owned businesses and organisations – e.g. Chairman of a Bank

Low Risk – Level 4 PEPs

Mayors and members of local county, city and district assemblies

Senior officials and functionaries of international or supranational organisations

Why are PEPs high risk clients to a Financial Institution?

PEPs are potential targets for bribes due to their prominent position in public life. They have a higher risk of corruption due to their access to state accounts and funds[3]. The FIU has warned that it is not to be assumed that all PEPs are involved in criminal activity. Not all PEPs have acquired wealth through illicit means; many entered public life with a substantial net worth. Not all PEPs are corrupt, but they are vulnerable to bribery and corruption at hands of well dressed criminal elements desirous of furthering their nefarious  activities. PEPs are in envious positions to award lucrative contracts and many criminals long for such friends in high places. PEPs pose a substantial risk to the financial institutions and FATF[4] issued guidelines on dealing with same.

PEPs and Money Laundering

Corrupt PEPs may abuse their power and exploit the regulatory difference between jurisdictions to facilitate the laundering of corruption proceeds and/or illegally diverted government, supranational or aid funds[5].

How do Financial Institutions combat money laundering risks posed by PEPs?

Financial Institutions ought to regularly monitor PEPs.

Guidance on dealing with PEPs[6]

Recommended actions institutions should take:

Identify the PEP from within the customer base;

Identify the country associated with the PEP;

Identify the type of business, industry, personal financial situation of the PEP (this is basic Know Your Customer information);

Identify the PEP’s affiliations, employment, associations, etc. Develop a profile of the PEPs transactions;

Determine if the transactions are as expected by comparing the actual transactions to what is known about the PEP;

Identify and investigate transactions that are outside the norm, or which are high-risk.

General Guidelines on dealing with Foreign PEPs[7]

With respect to foreign PEPs ,the financial institution must perform Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on same and  monitor the activities of the foreign PEP  to understand the following:

Source of Funds;

Source of Wealth;

Transactions;

Differences in sums actual deposited compared to expected sums.

In closing, I hope that you in turn spread the wonderful news about the banks’ reasoning behind asking whether a customer is a PEP . That’s all for PEP Talk people.

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Sources:

[1]https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/taxlaw/b/federaltaxation/archive/2014/05/21/politically-exposed-persons-peps.aspx#sthash.agZvV1eB.dpuf

[2] https://complyadvantage.com/fatf-definition-of-pep/

[3] http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/381-400/tandi386.html

[4] http://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/recommendations/Guidance-PEP-Rec12-22.pdfhas

[5] http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/381-400/tandi386.html

[6]http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/politically-exposed-persons-tips-for-how-financial-institutions-should-handle-a-873

[7]http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/politically-exposed-persons-tips-for-how-financial-institutions-should-handle-a-873