Wednesday, 17th December 2014
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Rachel Sestini, managing director of Sestini & Co, a tax advisory business catering for high net worth individuals and high-growth business owners. She shares her insights into non-cost or low-cost sites to use as part of the Know Your Customer process.
In tax consulting as in any financial business it's a legal requirement as well as good governance that all clients can prove their identity from the outset and that records are kept to demonstrate that sufficient due diligence has been done. But in other fields where referrals can come over an email from a third party and the client might be too far away for a face-to-face meeting, how can we be sure everyone is who they say they are?
A certified passport photo page and proof of address are a good start. Perhaps a bank reference as well, although this relies on someone else's systems and processes. As I could be called upon to write a financial reference, perhaps for a mortgage or visa application, I find it useful to cross-check the information I have against a number of other resources:
An article in FreePint which I found particularly interesting:
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