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Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations

Version of section 55.1 from 2007-06-30 to 2021-05-31:

 Every financial entity that enters into a correspondent banking relationship shall

  • (a) ascertain the name and address of the foreign financial institution by examining a copy of the foreign financial institution’s banking licence, banking charter, authorization or certification to operate from the relevant regulatory agency or certificate of corporate status or a copy of another similar document; and

  • (b) take reasonable measures to ascertain, based on publicly available information, whether there are any civil or criminal penalties that have been imposed on the foreign financial institution in respect of anti-money laundering or anti-terrorist financing requirements and, if so, to conduct, for the purpose of detecting any transactions that are required to be reported under section 7 of the Act, ongoing monitoring of all transactions in the context of the correspondent banking relationship.

  • SOR/2007-122, s. 52

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