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Compliance Handbook

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How to do a compliance check: information powers: rules that apply to all notices: notices to banks about their customers: specimen opportunity letter

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS (Schedule 36, FINANCE ACT 2008)

I understand that ……………………………… (person’s full name and address) is/was a customer of yours.

An account number with the bank is (………..) sort code (………). *

An application to the First-tier Tribunal for approval of a notice to you under FA08/Schedule 36/para2, in respect of ………………………(person’s name) is under consideration.

FA08/Schedule 36/para3(3)(c) provides that before any notice is issued you must have been told that the information and/or document(s) referred to in the notice are required and given a reasonable opportunity to make representations to me.

I require the information and/or documents shown below/in the attached schedule. If you wish to make representations please send them to me by ……………………………….. (date - at least 30 days later than the date of the letter) (list of information and/or documents required)

FA08/Schedule 36/para 43 makes it a criminal offence to conceal, destroy or otherwise dispose of any document which has been specified in the informal request above.

*Where you are unable to provide these details you should quote the person’s postal address and date of birth.

If you are proposing to send an excise information notice, see the specimen opportunity letter at CHApp2.9 (Word 30KB).