CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Anti Money Laundering Compliance

Knowing Your Customer (KYC) is crucial to be able to identify unusual and suspicious customer activity. If the behaviour or transaction falls outside of the normal business activity for the customer then it becomes unusual. If the Listed Business (LB) or Financial Institution (FI) has reasonable grounds to bewlieve thst the teasactionis related to money laundering (ML) and or the finnancing of terrorism (TF), then a suspicious activity or transaction report shou;d be filed.

The following information must be obtained from the customer.(1) 15.(1) The financial institution or listed business shall on initiating a business relationship or transaction with an applicant, obtain
relevant identification records of the applicant as follows:
(a) full name of the applicant(s);
(b) permanent address and proof thereof;
(c) date and place of birth;
(d) nationality;
(e) nature and place of business/occupation where applicable;
(f) occupational income where applicable;
(g) signature;
(h) purpose of the proposed business relationship or
transaction and source of funds; and
(i) any other information deemed appropriate by the financial
institution or listed business.
(2) A valid passport, national identification card or driver’s
license shall be proof of identification and shall also be obtained or
examined by the financial institution or listed business.
(3) Where the business relationship involves a foreign customer
a reference shall be sought from the foreign customer’s bank.
(4) Where original documents are not available, copies shall be
acceptable only where they are certified by identification.

16(1) The requirements outlined in regulation 15, with
appropriate adaptations, shall apply to a business customer and the
financial institution or listed business shall verify the identity of the
directors and other officers of a company, partners of a partnership,
account signatories, beneficial owners and sole traders by means of
documentary evidence.
(2) In addition, the financial institution or listed business shall
obtain, to the extent relevant to a proposed business relationship or
transaction—
(a) the Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of
Continuance;
(b) the Articles of Incorporation;
(c) a copy of the by-laws, where applicable;

(d)management accounts for the last three years for selfemployed
persons and businesses which have been in
operation for more than three years; and
(e) information on the identity of shareholders holding more
than ten per centum of the paid up share capital of the
company.
(3) In the event that an applicant for business cannot satisfy the
requirements of subregulation (2)(d), the financial institution or listed business may request other forms of proof of the integrity of the source of funds to be used for the transaction.

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Do Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) file Annual Returns?

Yes or no? Remember that a Non Profit Organization is really a company that is not operating for a profit. That is to say, the sole purpose of the charity is for some noble or social cause. Any profits are reinvested into the Non Profit Organization. Compared to a “for profit company” where profits are distributed among the directors of the company.

The answer is YES!! A Non Profit Organization must file Annual Returns every year with the Companies Registrar.

What is an annual return?

An Annual Return is critical to a company since this document presents a correct, updated reflection of the company’s state of affairs. This documents presents an up to date snapshot of all directors and officers of the company, share capital as well as company debts. Once this document is filed at the Companies Registry, this information will be registered with the Registrar. When conducting company business, banks and other stakeholders will request the most recent Annual Returns. From this document all present company officers and company debts can be discerned.

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 .

What happens if a company fails or refuses to file an Annual Return?

Where a Company fails or refuses to file a document with the Registrar within the time specified in the Act, the Registrar shall be entitled to collect from that Company a penalty of three hundred dollars ($300.00) for every month or part thereof.

The Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago requires companies to file an Annual Return every year even if the company has not been trading. In accordance with Section 194 (1) of the Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, each company must file an Annual Return no later than thirty (30) days after each anniversary date of incorporation in the applicable form. At any point, the officers of the company can change directors, corporate secretaries, issue shares or acquire loans and these changes must be captured in the Registrar’s records of the company.

Disclaimer

The content herein is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney at law to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

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DIGITAL Slavery: Life in a Cell….phone

I lament the complete lack of regard for the proverbial “moment” by my generation and I. We spend the vast majority of our day scrolling through pointless news feeds and reading irrelevant updates. These things do not in anyway enrich the value of our lives or assist in our personal development. I am oftentimes prompted to update the software on my phone and it makes me wonder if I am upgrading myself often. Perish the thought that I was doing the same thing last year around this time. That will be contrary to my progressive nature.

Life in a cell…phone is an unpaid , full time job. There are numerous requests awaiting my acceptance. Just thinking of all the advertisements that pop up in my feed raises my blood pressure. Various updates about other interactions that are of absolutely no value to me. There are new stories waiting to be seen. New displays of egos waiting to be inflated. Recycled lack of good self-esteem selfies resurfacing. Unattractive faces with toned bodies waiting for a “like” or “comment”. If I oblige, the notifications will be cleared, if I accept the requests and appease you…I receive absolutely no monetary reward for doing this.

Life in a cell…phone takes away from enjoying the moment. When last have you had a face to face conversation, while leaving your prison warden (cell…phone) in your pockets? Have you noticed that your “friend” got a new haircut? Have you engaged in a  conversation with your friends without mentioning a viral video? I know many couples who would not have a relationship if they had no Wifi connection or electricity. We honestly believe that  exchanging free text  messages on the available instant messaging applications constitutes communication. We think that we can know someone after sending and receiving a few free messages. At least, I hope that I am worth more than a free text message.

Life in a cell…phone blocks us from achieving personal excellence. Imagine how you can become more valuable at your organization by taking some new courses. There are different seminars and workshops at your disposal. Knowledge is power, and this power that is being conferred is free. In this Information Age, what do we really know? Our minds remain chained to the distractions that are being fed to us by our oppressors. And we consume these distractions with glee and wonder why we can’t improve our standards of living. The good news is , that you may receive a pardon or be due for parole if you  remember to live in the moment and not in your cell…phone.

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How to Register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad?AML Compliance Consultants

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

Which businesses are required to register with the FIU?

Non Regulated Financial Institutions[3]

  • Credit Union
  • Building Society
  • Money or Value Transfer Services

Listed Businesses[4]

  •  Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming House
  • Pool Betting
  • National Lotteries On-Line Betting Games
  • Jeweler
  • A Private Members’ Club
  •  An Art Dealer
  • An Accountant, an Attorney-at-law or other Independent Legal Professional
  • Trust and Company Service Providers 

The FIU Form RG 1 must be printed from the FIU website and completed. This form must be submitted to the office of the Financial Intelligence Unit within three months of the registration of the company or business. Within 14 days the FIU will confirm receipt of your registration documents by email or phone call. The FIU will indicate whether your certificate is ready for collection.

What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?


What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?

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]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=3

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Time to Change: Your Season is here!!!!

I have been blessed by 10 butterflies this week. Butterflies are in abundance, have you noticed? Fluttering with the wind they dance with nature. The Universe is talking to you.

I approached my home and saw my neighbor who always calls me “young lady”. He had long hair but about a year ago he cut it. I usually comment on his hair growth and he smiles as he sips his coffee. Today , I asked him if he noticed a lot of butterflies lately. He advised me that the butterflies are a sign that the seasons of your life are changing.

If you know me personally, I am easily fascinated by learning new information. My mind was blown. I walked home confident that my season is here.

Young man, young woman, your time is now. Make no excuses. This is your life. Your season has arrived, your life will change in a positive way. In all things, give thanks.

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How do you create Cash Flow Projections to open Business Business Bank Account ?

There are two important aspects of a Cash Flow Projection:

1.An estimation of the total income that the business will receive in 1 month;

2.An estimation of all the expenses incurred by the business in 1 month.

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Income

In order to determine the income that your business generates, you should be keeping a great record of all the money that you receive. It can be as simple as having a receipt book or using an excel sheet to list the amount of money earned. It can be more sophisticated by using accounting software or an application on your phone. As a business owner you must keep track of all the cash earned in order to determine how to make improvements to ensure that the business is sustainable.

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Expenses

You should also have a well maintained record of the money that you are spending to further the business. You may keep a folder to store all receipts and log the respective sums in it. You may find that some expenses are fixed and are incurred monthly. Some examples of expenses are travelling expenses, raw materials.

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You will basically subtract your expenses from your income to show whether the business is making a profit or a loss.

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HOW TO BECOME A LAWYER IN TRINIDAD?

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No Weapon formed Against you will Prosper

She welcomed three bundles of joy last Friday night. She groomed the first kitten and look at him in astonishment. She was a mommy,she gave birth to her kittens under my staircase. The same spot that I placed her,to die comfortably ,six months ago. She suffered an injury to her mouth after she attempted to run across the street and a car ran into her. At the time,she experienced great pain and could not eat her food to regain strength. I put her favorite blanket and chew toy and smiled as I expected her departure.

Six months later,in this same spot,she gave birth to 3 lovely kittens. I reflected on life. Sometimes people think that they have set you up for failure . They devise plans and schemes to orchestrate your demise . The universe will serve you justice and you will prosper where your enemies intended for you to perish.

Great things are on their way to you,because no weapon formed against you will be able to prosper. Every wicked plan for your life will return void unto the sender.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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Do you have to pay to Register your Business in Trinidad?

Yes, you have to pay filing fees to the Registrar of Companies in Trinidad. There are  two steps in registering a business as a sole trader in Trinidad and Tobago namely:

  1. Application for Name Approval/Name Reservation and;
  2. Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

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1.The Name Approval / Name Reservation includes the applicant’s name, address, contact information, the proposed name of the business and the nature of the business.

The applicant signs the bottom of the form, however an incorporator, accountant or attorney at law can sign for and on behalf of the applicant only with respect to the Application for Name Approval.

The relevant fees are paid to the cashier and the receipt is stamped with the date of return for the applicant. This is usually five to seven working days. If the Registrar has an issue with the proposed name, a query will be placed on the application. When the applicant returns to collect the name search results, the query must be satisfied in writing. In the event that there are no queries, the applicant will collect the name approval and proceed the next step.

2.Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

At this juncture, the application for Registration by an Individual must be completed and submitted together with the name approval that was previously collected.  Details such as the business name, principal place of business, nature of the business, full name of the applicant must be included in this form. Only the applicant can sign this form and a copy of photo identification must also be submitted with the application to verify the signature of the applicant. The relevant fees are paid and the cashier issues a receipt with the stamped date for the applicant to return, usually five to seven working days. Once this application is approved, the certificate will be produced and ready for collection by the applicant.

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