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 to verify that a business is registered with HMRC for supervision under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR).

Each entry contains the details supplied by the business when they registered with HMRC.

Only businesses registered for supervision by HMRC will appear in the results. 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 HMRC is not an endorsement by HMRC for you to enter into any commercial transactions with the business.

The new online anti-money laundering service gives customers a longer reference number than the previous system. This new MLR reference number is not currently compatible with the search tool. You’ll need to use the business or trading name and postcode of the business you are searching for.

It is important that businesses involved in activity supervised by HMRC under the MLRs register to receive guidance on:

  • money laundering and terrorist finance risks
  • their compliance obligations and how to meet them

If you’re unable to find a business that you believe should be registered contact us by email: amls.bham@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

In your email include:

  • the business name
  • address and postcode
  • ‘Supervised Register Check’ in the subject line

We aim to keep the register up to date. Sometimes there can be a delay in a businesses registration appearing on the public register. We will get back to you if that is the case for the business in question.

Published 23 May 2014
Last updated 29 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Information on how to contact HMRC when you believe a business should be on the 'Supervised Business Register' has been added.
  2. 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.
  3. First published.