AUSTRAC has released proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules for public consultation:
The Rule changes will implement reforms made by the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (Phase 1.5 reforms). Background.
The changes include changes to Chapter 3 – Correspondent banking, Chapter 6 – Customer identification and verification, Chapter 7 – Reliance on customer identification carried out by another reporting entity, and Chapter 10 – Gambling services.
Customer due diligence
The proposed changes to Chapter 6 specify the requirements for a reporting entity when it has doubts about the veracity or adequacy of previously obtained know your customer information.
The proposed changes to Chapter 7 deal with a reliance agreement or arrangement with another person for the identification and verification of customers, beneficial owners and agents.
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Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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