If you run a business in the financial sector, you may need to sign up to an anti-money laundering scheme.

Some businesses and individuals in the UK must register with a supervisory authority to follow anti-money laundering regulations.

The regulations apply to many business sectors, including:

  • financial and credit businesses
  • independent legal professionals
  • accountants, tax advisers, auditors and insolvency practitioners
  • trust and company service providers
  • estate agents
  • casinos

How to apply

You must register with the supervisor that regulates your industry sector. You’re breaking the law if you carry on a business activity covered by the regulations, but don’t register with a supervisory authority.

You should check with your professional body about what to do if you believe you should be supervised for compliance with the regulations.

Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if you don’t have a professional body or need help.

Find out about call charges

Supervising bodies Contact details
Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA)
www.accaglobal.com
info@accaglobal.com
0141 582 2000
Association of Accounting
Technicians (AAT)
antimoneylaundering@aat.org.uk
020 7397 3008
Conduct and Compliance, AAT
140 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HY
Association of International
Accountants (AIA)
www.aiaworldwide.com
aml@aiaworldwide.com
0191 4930272
Association of Taxation
Technicians (ATT)
www.att.org.uk
aml@att.org.uk
020 7340 0551
Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants (CIMA)
www.cimaglobal.com
prof.standards@cimaglobal.com
Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) www.tax.org.uk
aml@ciot.org.uk
020 7340 0550
Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) www.conveyancer.org.uk/
clc@clc-uk.org
01245 349599
Department of Enterprise
Trade and Investment
Northern Ireland (DETINI)
www.detini.gov.uk/index.htm
tom.roulston@detini.gov.uk
028 9054 8532
Faculty of Advocates www.advocates.org.uk
0131 260 5825
Advocates Library, Parliament House
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Faculty Office of the
Archbishop of Canterbury
www.facultyoffice.org.uk
faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com
Telephone: 020 7222 5381
Fax: 020 7222 7502
The Joint Registrars
The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
Westminster, SW1P 3JT
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) www.fca.org.uk
Gambling Commission www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Telephone: 0845 606 9966
Telephone: 0121 230 6666
Fax: 0121 230 6720
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham, B2 4BP
General Council of the Bar www.barcouncil.org.uk
ContactUs@BarCouncil.org.uk
020 7242 0082
General Council of the Bar
of Northern Ireland
www.barlibrary.com
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) www.hmrc.gov.uk/mlr/index.htm
mlrcit@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
0300 200 3700
Written Enquiries Team, HMRC
MLR Central Intervention Team
7th Floor N/W Alexander House
21 Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea
SS99 1AG
International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) www.iab.org.uk
compliance@iab.org.uk
01732 897 756
Julia Booton
Member Compliance and Support Manager
Suite 5, 20 Churchill Square
Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4YU
Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) alisonc@ipa.uk.com
020 7397 6407
Insolvency Practitioners Association
Valiant House, 4-10 Heneage Lane
London, EC3A 5DQ
Insolvency Service www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency
EAIPS.IP.Enquiries@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk
0121 698 4000
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers www.bookkeepers.org.uk
mlr@bookkeepers.org.uk
0845 060 2345
Institute of Chartered Accountants
in England and Wales (ICAEW)
www.icaew.com
moneylaundering@icaew.com
01908 248 250
Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Ireland (ICAI)
Regulatory issues: carb@carb.ie
Technical enquiries: technical@charteredaccountants.ie
Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Scotland (ICAS)
www.icas.org.uk
mmullen@icas.org.uk
0131 347 0271
Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) www.ifa.org.uk
AML@ifa.org.uk
020 7554 0730
Law Society of Northern Ireland www.lawsoc-ni.org
info@lawsoc-ni.org
Telephone: 028 9023 1614
Fax: 028 9023 2606
Law Society House
96 Victoria Street
Belfast BT1 3JN
Law Society of Scotland  www.lawscot.org.uk
fincomp@lawscot.org.uk
0131 226 7411
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Solicitors in England and Wales
For advice on compliance
www.lawsociety.org.uk
practiceadvice@lawsociety.org.uk
0870 606 2522

If you have concerns about a solicitor:
www.sra.org.uk
fraud@sra.org.uk

If you are in the legal profession and have a concern about another solicitor:
0845 850 0999