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Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG)

What is the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG)?

JMLSG (The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group) is made up of the leading UK Trade Associations in the Financial Services Industry. Its aim is to promote good practice in countering money laundering and to give practical assistance in interpreting the UK Money Laundering Regulations.

The JMLSG supports the use of electronic authentication to prove an individual’s identity. The standard level of confirmation, in circumstances that do not give rise to concern or uncertainty, is: a match on an individual's full name and current address, and a second match on an individual's full name and either his current address or his date of birth.

Commercial agencies that provide electronic verification use various methods of displaying results - for example, by the number of documents checked, or through scoring mechanisms.

Why is the JMLSG important?

The JMLSG are integral to helping businesses only work with trustworthy, and legally operating individuals. This is important for:

  • Maintaining your reputation with the public
  • Helping you to operate within UK Money Laundering Regulations

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