AML UK Regulations

Anti Money laundering in United Kingdom

As other EU member state – United Kingdom has implemented its own local regulation to prevent using financial system from money laundering and terrorism financial activity.

The act name is The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The act number is 2017 No. 692

The basic concept of this act is to fight against terrorism financing and money laundering crimes by imposing some duties to credit and financial institutions like banks, insurers, accountants, lawyers and more.

Here is the list of activities that this act concerns:

  • Lending including, inter alia: consumer credit, credit agreements relating to
    immovable property, factoring, with or without recourse, financing of commercial
    transactions (including forfeiting).
  • Financial leasing.
  • Payment services as defined in point (3) of Article 4 of Directive 2015/2366/EU(a).
  • Issuing and administering other means of payment (e.g. travellers’ cheques and
    bankers’ drafts) insofar as such activity is not covered by point 4.
  • Guarantees and commitments.
  • Trading for own account or for account of customers in any of the following:
    (a) money market instruments (cheques, bills, certificates of deposit, etc.);
    (b) foreign exchange;
    (c) financial futures and options;
    (d) exchange and interest-rate instruments;
    (e) transferable securities.
  • Participation in securities issues and the provision of services relating to such issues.
  • Advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial strategy and related questions
    and advice as well as services relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings.
  • Money broking.
  • Portfolio management and advice.
  • Safekeeping and administration of securities.
  • Safe custody services.
  • Issuing electronic money.


Full text of the act could be downloaded from the link below: