WHAT IS A LLC?: AML Compliance Consultants

■A Limited Liability Company Is A Legal Entity That Is Separate From The Directors.

■The General Rule Is That The Directors Cannot Incur Personal Liability.

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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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[1]http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

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

3]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

[4]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

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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Services range from AML Training, AML Audits, Drafting AML Compliance Programs, Consulting.

She is a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management; Graphic Design

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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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TEN BUSINESSES TO START IF YOU LIVE IN TRINIDAD

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She is a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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HOW TO BECOME A LAWYER IN TRINIDAD?

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She is a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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WHICH BUSINESSES MUST REGISTER WITH THE FIU?

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It is imperative that Non Regulated Financial institutions and Listed Businesses register with the FIU in an effort to contribute to the development of the local economy.

Non Regulated Financial Institutions include:

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

Listed Businesses include:

  • 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 Author is an Attorney at Law based in Trinidad. She has specialized in Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. She is also a Certified Fraud and Risk Manager.

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What is the FIU?AML Compliance Consultants

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

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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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How to Dissolve a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago?

In order to dissolve a limited liability company in Trinidad and Tobago, an application must be filed requesting that the company be struck off the Register of Companies. The name of the registered company, the registration number, incorporation date must be included. A detailed explanation must also be given to justify the request.

Within 6 months’ notice will be given in the Gazette of your request to be de-registered. At this juncture, persons with an interest in your company may come forward.

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

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.

The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad. She has specialized in Anti Money Laundering and Fraud Risk Management.. Please call 868 373-1166 for a Consultation. Website http://asydneygroup.com

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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