ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) AND KNOW-YOUR-CUSTOMER (KYC) POLICY

your position:

In response to the scale and effect of money laundering the Hong Kong Government, in common with many other countries, has passed legislation designed to prevent money laundering and to combat terrorism. Although IBTC is currently unregulated and does not fall within the scope of the AML /KYC obligations in Hong Kong, we have put in place systems and procedures that meet the Hong Kong AML legislation.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) AND KNOW-YOUR-CUSTOMER (KYC) POLICY

The IBTC AML Policy is designed to prevent money laundering by meeting the Hong Kong AML legislation obligations including the need to have adequate systems and controls to mitigate the risk of being used to facilitate financial crime.

IBTC insists on a comprehensive and thorough KYC and AML compliance framework. This includes monitoring of suspicious transactions and obligatory reporting to local regulators and other compliance bodies.

IBTC reserves the right to refuse registration to persons from jurisdictions that do not meet international AML standards.

IBTC reserves the right to carry out customer diligence verification of its users and their transactions. Enhanced customer review will be carried out periodically as part of our ongoing risk assessment. In addition to this, any attempt to abuse IBTC or its platform will result in immediate account suspension and reporting violations to respective authorities.

The IBTC AML and KYC policies are as follows:

  • Transactions conducted via the IBTC platform will be subject to AML transaction monitoring.
  • Identity documents and transaction records will be maintained for at least six years and will be submitted to regulators as required without prior notification to registered users.
  • IBTC may at any time without liability and without disclosing any reason, refuse trading with your account. IBTC shall notify you after exercising its rights under this clause.

First time traders will be required to verify their identity in line with IBTC KYC policy. This includes submission of your government ID. Valid ID includes a passport or Hong Kong national card. Other forms of ID and address verification will not be accepted. You may not start trading until validation has been completed.