Transposition of Fifth Money Laundering Directive in the UK

Cameron McNeill

On 20 December 2019, amending regulations transposing the fifth money laundering directive into UK domestic law were laid before Parliament and came into effect (for the most part) on 10 January 2020. The fifth money laundering regulation now ceases to be of any relevance. The principal exceptions to the 10 January 2020 effective date were that provisions relating to: New limits for anonymous pre-paid cards which won’t require CDD come into effect on 10 July 2020. The new bank account portal comes into effect on 10 September 2020 There are other deadlines with respect to the implementation of some other provisions.


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