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Additional penalties for AML failures announced

30th July 2018

HMRC have announced they will now levy a Penalty Administration Charge in addition to any penalty imposed for failure to comply with anti-money laundering regulations.

What do ID documents tell us?

25th July 2018

Customer Due Diligence (CDD), which forms part of Know Your Customer or KYC, is an important tool in the estate agent’s armoury when it comes …
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Residential Abortive Transaction Insurance

10th July 2018

ETSOS are delighted to announce a tie up with insurance brokers Northcott Beaton to provide their residential abortive transaction insurance. 

Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 3

9th July 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they …
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Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 2

2nd July 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they …
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Next steps on road to AML for lettings agents

29th June 2018

The next phase of money laundering regulation to be enacted in the UK will include the provision for AML checks to be done on tenants …
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Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 1

25th June 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they …
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What to do with a refer result?

18th June 2018

You’ve done your AML check and you’ve not got a pass… and you’re not sure what to do next. Don’t panic!

Land Registry Suspension of Service 16/17th June

15th June 2018

Land Registry have advised they will be suspending access to their services for the weekend of the 16th and 17th June.

TPO report highlights CPR risk for estate agents

12th June 2018

Failure to comply with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations cost non-compliant agents £1.4m in 2017 according to The Property Ombudsman’s 2017 report.

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Government Confirms New Regulations and Qualifications for Estate Agents Will Happen

The government has accepted the proposals of the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) with wide-spread consequences for estate and letting agents.

The proposals reach right into the heart of the industry to affect regulation, training and licensing.

 

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Fears of Tougher Regulations and Unjust Costs Mount Ahead of Government Announcement

Estate Agents are waiting for the big reveal on Monday after Lord Best has admitted some firms could close when the regulation of property agents (ROPA) makes its recommendations to the Government early next week.

Lord Best, the chair of ROPA, has already outlined the working group’s desire for more regulation.

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[NEWSFLASH] Agent Charged DOUBLE Over AML Registration Mistake

Property Industry Eye (PIE) has highlighted the case of an estate agent who has fallen foul of HMRC and been charged double.

On 4th April, with plenty of time to spare, Hayman-Joyce renewed their annual HMRC registration. They paid the fee and thought they’d ticked all the boxes.

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Compliance in a Box: The Natural Remedy for Your AML Headache

Estate agents around the country are realising that the new 5th AML Directive goes deep. There’s a lot of work involved in becoming compliant. And the penalties for non-compliance, either deliberately or through confusion, are severe. (more…)

AML Checks: Guide to Uploading the Passport.

The campaign against money laundering has seen the HMRC issue £2.5m of penalty notices since June 2017.

Making sure you’re compliant is vital.

When it comes to carrying out your checks, we supply AML reports as part of our Compliance in a Box service. (more…)

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