An executor of an estate is the beneficial owner for the purposes of the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (Regulation 6(6)).
When acting for an estate, you should establish the identity of the executors using the procedures for natural persons as set out in chapter 4 of the Draft anti-money laundering guidance for the legal sector.
If the executors are professionals, you may check their identity by reference to a professional directory.
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