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Debt Management and Banking Manual

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Customer contact and data security: compulsory verification checks: verification checks based on customer type: verification checks with authorised agents

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Formally appointed agent (64-8 cases)

A formally appointed agent is able to act as if they were the customer and we can conduct business with the agent because a completed 64-8 grants them that authority.

When an agent calls regarding one of their clients you must

  • verify that the caller is who they claim to be
  • clearly identify the client / customer they are representing
  • satisfy yourself that the agent is properly authorised to act for this particular customer by way of 64-8.

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Faxed or photocopied forms 64-8

A faxed or photocopied form 64-8 should never be accepted for new authorisations. New authorisations should be submitted

  • online via the New Online Authorisation Process, or
  • by post to: The Central Agent Authorisation Team, Benton Park View, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE 98 1ZZ.

If an agent states that they act for an existing customer but the 64-8/agent signal has not been set on the record (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) , a faxed copy of form 64-8 can be accepted if supported by

  • copies of previous correspondence between the agent and HMRC about the customers affairs, or
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Staff working in the Non-Resident Unit (NRU) should see DMBM512906.