Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations

Version of section 54 from 2008-06-23 to 2016-06-29:

  •  (1) Subject to sections 62 and 63, every financial entity shall

    • (a) in accordance with subsection 64(1), ascertain the identity of every person who signs a signature card in respect of an account, other than a credit card account, that the financial entity opens, except in the case of a business account the signature card of which is signed by more than three persons authorized to act with respect to the account, if the financial entity has ascertained the identity of at least three of those persons;

    • (b) in accordance with subsection 64(1), ascertain the identity of every person who has not signed a signature card in respect of an account held with the financial entity and has not been authorized to act with respect to such an account but who conducts

      • (i) a transaction whereby the financial entity issues or redeems money orders, traveller’s cheques or other similar negotiable instruments in an amount of $3,000 or more,

      • (ii) an electronic funds transfer, as prescribed by subsection 66.1(2), in an amount of $1,000 or more sent at the request of a client, or

      • (iii) a foreign currency exchange transaction of $3,000 or more;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2007-122, s. 54]

    • (d) in accordance with section 65, confirm the existence of and ascertain the name and address of every corporation for which the financial entity opens an account and the names of the corporation’s directors; and

    • (e) in accordance with section 66, confirm the existence of every entity, other than a corporation, for which the financial entity opens an account.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), where the person who signs a signature card is under 12 years of age, the financial entity shall ascertain the identity of the father, mother or guardian of the person in accordance with subsection 64(1).

  • SOR/2003-358, s. 13
  • SOR/2007-122, s. 49
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