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Independent appeals
The appeals process is monitored and scrutinised by an Independent External Reviewer Professor Russel Griggs OBE, and his team of auditors. He produces quarterly and annual report on its effectiveness as well as areas for improvement

Independent appeals

If your application for business finance is turned down, you can launch an appeal to have the decision reviewed. You can also appeal if you are unhappy with the conditions attached to a lending facility agreed with your bank.

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What are the AML and KYC obligations of a Bank in the UK?

Banks in the UK are required by law to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) laws and Know your Customer (KYC) requirements to prevent criminals and terrorists from using financial products or services to store and move around their money. In the UK these requirements come mainly from the Money Laundering Regulations Act 2007 and apply across a range of sectors and institutions. KYC information that is gathered is also used to help Banks adhere to the strict financial sanctions regimes that are in place across the globe.
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HMRC support for customers completing their Self Assessment tax returns

Leading up to 31 January 2017, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are providing a variety of digital products to support customers who are completing their 15-16 Self Assessment tax returns. Read more››

A step by step guide to starting and financing a new business

ICAS have produced a short and simple guide ‘Starting a Business’ to help aspiring entrepreneurs on the way to setting up and running a successful company. Read more››