Guidance

Check if a business is registered for money laundering supervision

Search the Supervised Business Register to check if a business has registered with HMRC under the Money Laundering Regulations.

You can use the Supervised Business Register (CSV, 5.63MB) to verify that a business is registered with HMRC for supervision under the Money Laundering Regulations.

You’ll need to download the CSV file and open it in a spreadsheet program to see the full list. If you open it in a browser, it will not display all entries in the register.

A full list of HMRC registered businesses is available.

Contents of the register

Each entry contains the details supplied by the business when they registered with HMRC. The list provides information to help you decide whether you are dealing with a business who is registered with us. It lists the:

  • registration number
  • business name
  • trading name
  • first part of the postcode
  • date the business became supervised
  • sectors they’re registered for

Only businesses registered for supervision by HMRC will appear. The name a business is registered under may be different from the name you’re familiar with if, for example, they’re included under the registration of another business.

Confirmation that a business is registered with us is not an endorsement by HMRC for you to enter into any commercial transactions with the business.

It’s important that businesses involved in activity, supervised by HMRC under the Money Laundering Regulations, register to receive guidance on:

  • money laundering and terrorist finance risks
  • their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations and how to meet them

We aim to keep the register up to date. However, sometimes there can be a delay in a business’s registration appearing on the public register.

Report an unregistered business

If you suspect a business is not registered when it should be, you can contact us using the Fraud Hotline Information Report.

Published 23 May 2014
Last updated 13 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. The Supervised Business Register has been updated.

  2. The Supervised Business Register has been updated.

  3. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  4. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  5. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  6. Updated Supervised Business Register.

  7. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  8. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  9. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  10. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  11. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  12. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  13. You’ll need to download the Supervised Business Register CSV file and open it in a spreadsheet program to see the full list. If you open it in a browser, it will not display all entries in the register

  14. An updated version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  15. A new version of the Supervised Business Register has been added to the page.

  16. Information on how to contact HMRC when you believe a business should be on the 'Supervised Business Register' has been added.

  17. The guidance has been updated to explain that new service-generated reference numbers aren't compatible with the Supervised Business Register, and that business or trading names and postcodes of the business should be used to search instead.

  18. First published.