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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Top 10 ways to Launder Drug Money through a Casino: Free Anti Money Laundering Training in Trinidad!!

In casinos it is normal practice for patrons to enter with large sums of cash on their person. They sometimes go to the cashier’s cage and pay their cash and receive a chit or chips. They return to the table or game and place their bets. In Trinidad, casinos are called Private Members Clubs. Recently many restaurants also have a room where there is a roulette machine and various slot machines where patrons can gamble.

Here a 10 ways that money obtained from illegal activities can be laundered through a casino.

1.The casino may accept dirty cash and perform bank-like services where they may also facilitate money lending services;

2. An individual can go to the casino with dirty money and do some gambling, then cash out the chips and leave. I was told of an instance in Trinidad where the wife of a certain licensing officer was going to a certain private members club with $10,000 every night. Her husband gave her this money from bribe payments that he collected to issue licenses.

3.Friends or associates can be recruited to take a certain sum of cash each and they will also be given instructions to gamble on certain tables or machines and different casinos and locations. Each person can be paid a commission. They will also be told when to leave the casino of course after they receive their winnings or cash the chit or coins. ;

4.Use money obtained from criminal activities to purchase food and beverages with cash  that will be prepared and sold or shared at the private members club. All receipts will be kept;

5.Employees salaries can be paid with dirty cash as a business expense;

6. A limited liability can be incorporated and a company bank account can be opened. The name of the company can be something related to the gambling industry, such as a security consulting firm.  All winnings from gambling can be deposited in this account. If required to disclose source of funds, you can show the chit or receipt from the casino;

7.Use online gambling casinos and play with bitcoin that may request an email address and a password. Your winnings will be paid to you using bitcoin;

8.Rent for the casino can be paid in cash derived from the proceeds of crime;

9.The entire casino can be used as a front to a money laundering operation. To keep up appearances, there can be drink specials, food on sale. I was in a maxi taxi and I heard the front seat passenger tell the driver about a new restaurant in east Trinidad where beers were being sold for $21.00 TTD.  The driver exclaimed that he doubted that the restaurant would be profitable. The co-pilot stated the restaurant was being used to wash money, so it would definitely be profitable.

10.Dirty money can be used to gamble at the casino and then winnings can be transferred to a the bank account of a charity that was created to wash money.

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What is the goal Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) List?

The principal aim of the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) Initiative was to reduce the vulnerability of the global financial system to money laundering by ensuring that all financial centres adopt and implement measures for the prevention, detection and prosecution of money laundering according to internationally standards.

 Jurisdictions that are subject to the FATF’s call for countermeasures or are subject to enhanced due diligence (EDD) due to their strategic AML/CFT deficiencies (black list)[1]

Click to access FATF-Public-Statement-June-21-2019.pdf


[1] http://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/high-riskandnon-cooperativejurisdictions/documents/public-statement-november-2017.html

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Should I get a Credit Card?: Trinidad Online Entrepreneur

She was advised that her position was made redundant and that her services were no longer required. She spent 12 years at the bank. She refused to accept the separation package and decided to ask for a transfer to another location or division of the bank. She was approaching 51 years and she considered herself to be a difficult hire. She was aware that the job market was tough and since she did not further her education post secondary school, her chances were limited.

I asked her why did her position suddenly become redundant. She told me that she refused to offer customers credit cards and loan facilities. She said that she lamented the indebtedness of the customers in the queue to pay off their credit cards. It was a refreshing view, that a bank employee did not believe in taking credit cards and loan facilities when it was not needed.

It is loan sale time. As the Christmas season approaches, there are jingles on all radio stations with loan promotions. I visited the bank to make my loan application. The loans officer offered me a credit card and $20,000 extra. I told her that I had no use for $20,000 cash currently. This also meant a longer period to repay the loan. I asked her whether the additional $20,000 could be placed in a mutual fund. That way, a lower interest rate would be offered. Also, the bank will hold the $20,000 as collateral. I agreed to this proposition.

A word to the wise, you may be offered a credit card or additional money by your friendly, neighborhood banker. But remember that if you do not need it, do not take it. The banks thrive on excessive interest rates and credit card late fees. If you do not need it, do not take it.

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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.

Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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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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Can I use my home address to register my business? Antoinette Sydney

First time business owners ask me this question often. It is possible to use your home address as your business address.

There are four considerations in deciding whether to use your home address as your business address.

1.Utility Bill;

2.Public Records;

3. Safety;

4.Office address.

I discuss all these considerations in my latest Youtube video.

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What should Customer Information Form(CIF) for Companies contain

Company Name

The registered name of the limited liability company. In law, a limited liability company has its own legal personality.

Date & country of incorporation ;

This will reveal whether the company is an external company registered in another country. The date is indicative of the age of the company.

Registration Number

This registration # also indicates the length of time that the company was in existence because it contains the year that the company was registered accompanied by other numbers.

Permanent Address;

Registered office address of the company, this should be reflected on the Form 4 or Notice of Address and or the Forms 28(Annual Returns).

Mailing Address

A PO Box or Bag #, that the company uses will suffice because the registered office address was already captured above.

Telephone #

Please ask for a current number and extension where applicable.

Email address

Preferably the company’s email address.

Purpose of Intended Nature of Business Relationship

This is not the services offered by the Company, but it is the reason for the customer approaching your entity.

Name, Addresses of Directors/Secretary/Officers/Authorized Signatories

Full name, as it appears on their Government issued Identification documents;

Position ;e.g.  Directors, Secretaries;

2 forms of valid, government issued identification;

Expiry date, will assist in determining whether the ID is valid;

Country of Issue; Helpful in identifying Non Residents or countries that are High Risk.

Identity of Shareholders holding more than 10% Paid Up Share Capital.

Paidup capital is the amount of money a company has received from shareholders in exchange for shares of stock. Paidup capital is created when a company sells its shares on the primary market, directly to investors -Most Applicable to Public Companies, trading on the Stock Exchange reference: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/paidupcapital.asp

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.” FATFWhy would an individual choose to be the beneficial owner?

Two forms of IDs for the beneficialowner

Valid , government issued photo identification

Address of Person ;

Permanent address of the UBO

Occupation;

Source of Funds Declaration

Source of funds refers to the origins of the activity that generated the particular funds or assets which are used in the transaction between the customer and the FI/LB. eg $136,000 from bank loan proceeds from ACB Arima ,  or $136,000 from Company Account, Tobago Branch chq # XXX

Customer Declaration;

Signature of Customer;

The Company Stamped should be used by the customer, who is acting for and on behalf of the company.

Official Use Only;

For Compliance Review;

There should be a check box or Yes/No option to confirm whether these Sanction Lists were consulted:

UN 2253 List;

FATF Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories;

TT Consolidated List of Court Orders

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