Clarification: ASB documents

Actions surrounding certain ASB documents have been clarified following a misunderstanding about the process Justices of the Peace were being asked to follow.

Justices frequently deal with Anti-Money Laundering documents from a wide range of banking and financial institutions.  Those processed for ASB, it was said, were to be retained by the Justice, who would scan and email them to the bank.

Some Justices  felt uncomfortable about keeping clients’ personal records, some said it was against Best Practice while others did not have ready means of scanning and sending on the completed documents.

ASB has now clarified matters: individuals named in the document(s) may deliver completed papers to the bank.

And Auckland Association’s Principal Trainer Garry Nicholls advises it is, indeed, against Best Practice for Justices to retain or take custody of any document belonging to clients.



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