If we’ve asked you for Dates Of Birth (DOBs) or addresses for yourself and/or your major shareholders*, we weren’t able to complete digital checks with the information we have.
DOBs often fail because we pull information from Companies House who don’t store the day a director or shareholder was born on, and this isn’t amended during sign-up.
Addresses generally fail because the address we’ve received isn’t a residential address, or because the resident hasn’t lived at that address for more than three months.
Here’s what we suggest:
If we’re still unable to digitally verify a given address we’ll need to see proof of address.
If we’re still unable to digitally verify a DOB, we’ll need to see a photo of valid ID.
If you or your shareholder have not been at any address for more than 3 months i.e. a foreign national new to the country, we’ll need to see a valid Biometric Residence Permit (for the UK) and proof of a foreign address.
*We see a ‘major shareholders’ as any shareholder currently holding more than 24% shares in the company.