Month: November 2011

What is FICA and why must I provide it?

It is compulsory under The Financial Intelligence Centre Act(FICA) and is aimed at eliminating Money Laundering and financial fraud. FICA compels “accountable institutions”, such as banks and attorneys to physically identify and verify their customers. Accountable institutions are also required by law to report “suspicious and unusual” transactions as well is any cash deposits in …

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