News release

Money laundering survey

We are carrying out a survey to develop a better understanding of how firms and solicitors have responded to the legislative changes set out in the Government’s new money laundering regulations.

This is so we can better understand the impact of the Government’s changes on the firms we regulate and how we can help support firms with their money laundering work. We are only interested in overall trends - we will not link the data you provide to you or your firm.

We are conducting the online survey with firms which carry out activities covered by the regulations. The questionnaire, to be completed by the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) covers the following main themes:

  • Processes and procedures firms have implemented to help establish a risk-based approach to money laundering
  • Approaches to completing client due diligence (simplified and enhanced due diligence)
  • Use and perceptions of the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime and HM Treasury sanctions lists
  • AML training provision
  • Attitudes towards money laundering

The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. If you receive a survey link, we would be grateful if you could complete and return it as soon as possible.

The deadline for submitting a response will be Friday 14 September, 2018. For more information on how we handle your personal data, see our privacy statement.