Hinduja Bank Compliance
Wolfsberg AML principles
Money laundering is the process by which illegally obtained money (from drug trafficking, terrorist activity or other serious crimes) is given the appearance of having originated from a legitimate source. Financial institutions such as Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd are at the forefront of the battle against this criminal activity, which uses the international financial system to move money around and disguise its true origin. The Swiss Government, alongside many other countries, has passed legislation designed to prevent money laundering and to combat terrorism. This legislation forms the cornerstone of Hinduja Bank's anti-money laundering (AML) obligations, policies and procedures, which apply across our organisation.
US Patriot Act Certification
Under the US Patriot Act and the final rules issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a U.S. bank or a U.S. broker-dealer in securities is required to obtain certain information from any non US-Bank to maintain a correspondent account with it.
As defined by the final rules, any financial institution can publish a Global Certification on their website. All institutions requiring the US Patriot Act Certification from Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd can download it on the corresponding website. Consequently, we would appreciate the utilisation of the certification on our website rather than requests directed to our institution.
Automated Exchange of Information
AEOI requires Swiss financial institutions to identify reportable accounts and report them on an annual basis to the Federal Tax Administration (FTA). These common rules are drawn for reporting client's income and assets to their local authorities and to prevent tax evasion. FTA will exchange the information with the reportable person's country of residence solely with partners jurisdictions (please click here for the list of countries).
Deposit Insurance Scheme
«Are my deposits covered by the deposit insurance scheme? Yes, like any bank or securities dealer in Switzerland, Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd is required to sign the Agreement by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers on Deposit Insurance and as such is a member of esisuisse. Client deposits held with Swiss branches of the bank are protected for up to CHF 100,000 per client, per bank. Deposits also include medium-term notes held in the name of the depositor at the issuing bank. All relevant information on the deposit insurance can be found at www.esisuisse.ch».