As an international Forex (fx) broker providing financial services, First Global (UK) Limited is obliged to adhere to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies with due diligence. First Global (UK) Limited complies with the international Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations, and maintains a strong and aggressive stance to prevent illicit money laundering activities. Our stringent policies and procedures were implemented to detect, prevent and report Money Laundering and any other suspicious activities.
How is Money Laundering Defined?
When criminals attempt to relocate their illicit funds by transferring them to a lawful financial system without arousing any legal attention, this constitutes Money Laundering.
Once a criminal or terrorist person(s) transfers their funds into legitimate financial systems, they can then transfer them between banks or financial products to use in illegal activities, purchase goods and services, or even fund terrorism.
First Global (UK) Limited will report any attempt by an individual or business to conceal the origin and ownership of the proceeds of illegal activities, including fraud, theft, illegal gambling, drug trafficking, and other activities.
Do I Need to Prove My Identity Before Opening a Forex Trading Account?
To prevent Money Laundering, First Global (UK) Limited requests that all of our customers provide supporting documentation for proof of identity and the origin of their funds before trading Forex with us. We place great emphasis on verifying the identity of our customers and determining that their funds are derived from a legal origin before opening an fx trading account or making a deposit. As part of this policy, you will be required to provide legal documentation to verify your name, personal details and location.
First Global (UK) Limited REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AS PROOF OF IDENTITY:
- A copy of your passport or I.D. (Front and back.)
- A copy of all credit cards used to make a deposit. (Front and back.) Please note that only the first six and the last four digits on the front of the credit card must be visible, along with the expiry date and full name. You are welcome to hide the rest of the numbers on the front and the CVV number on the back.
- A bank statement – RIB.
- A full utility bill with your first and last name, as well as your address. (Please provide us with the entire document.)
- On the First Global (UK) Limited Customer Agreement, you will be required to clearly indicate the beneficiary name – the account beneficiary must match the name on your customer agreement form. Any funds you wish to withdraw must be to the same account number and beneficiary name.