From 1st July the Council of Mortgage Lenders is integrated into a new trade association, UK Finance. For the time being, all UKF mortgage information will continue to be published on this website, and UKF member-only mortgage information will only be available here.

UK Finance represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation takes on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

  1. Home
  2. Policy
  3. Consultation responses
  4. Guidance on the treatment of politically exposed persons (PEPs) under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017

Guidance on the treatment of politically exposed persons (PEPs) under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017

Last updated: 18 Apr 2017

Consulting body:
Financial Conduct Authority
Status:
Closed
Period of consultation:
Runs from 15 March 2017 to 18 April 2017
CML action:
Response submitted

The Financial Conduct Authority have published draft guidance on politically exposed persons (PEPs) to firms who are supervised by them under the Money Laundering regulations, as per the requirements under s333U of the Financial Services and Markets Act.

Our response to the consultation on the fourth money laundering directive sought additional clarification for firms on the treatment of PEPs; so this guidance is welcome, and we will respond on points of relevance to mortgage lenders.

CML response

We welcome and support the guidance document, which should aid lenders in carrying out their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations.

We believe the main risks have been identified in the guidance; however some further clarification and examples would be of benefit.

For example, it would be helpful to include case studies, especially for ‘greyer’ circumstances; and some additional guidance on particular aspects relating to foreign PEPs, such as their usual employment and residency status.

The full CML response can be downloaded below.

Downloads

  1. CML response to FCA guidance on PEPS (PDF 118KB)