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1. Anti-Money Laundering Procedures –

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The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (2006) requires the Australian Lending Centre to play an active role in identifying and alleviating money laundering and terrorism financing risks faced by the organisation. This includes carrying out a procedure to officially verify a customer’s identity before providing certain services.

In certain circumstances, you must provide (together with your completed Application Form) an Identification by Certified Copy form. This includes:

  • For individuals (including Signatories and Agents) – two Primary Photographic Identification Documents; or one Primary Photographic Identification Document and one Secondary Identification Document (for a list of these documents, please download our Identification by Certified Copy Form).
  • For trust applicants – an original certified copy of your trust deed extract.

By following the above procedures, potential issues can be avoided and applications can be sped up on our end.

What is a certified copy?

‘Certified copy’ means a document that has been certified as a true copy of an original document by an authorised person. To produce a certified copy, you should make a photocopy of the original document and take both the original, and the copy to an authorised person. The following is a list of persons authorised to certify a copy. An authorised person must be either an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

  1. A person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described);
  2. A Judge of a Court;
  3. A Magistrate;
  4. A Chief Executive Officer of a Commonwealth Court;
  5. A Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court;
  6. A Justice of the Peace;
  7. A Notary Public (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993 [Cth]);
  8. A Police Officer;
  9. An Australian Consular Officer or an Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955 [Cth]);
  10. An officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more financial institutions (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993 [Cth]);
  11. A finance company officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more finance companies (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993 [Cth]);
  12. An officer with, or authorised representative of a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having had 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more licensees;
  13. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous membership.

For more detailed information, or if you have any questions regarding this form, please call the Australian Lending Centre on 1300 138 188 between 8am and 6pm (EST), Monday to Friday.

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