Citizens and businesses
The Bank and Payment Accounts Control System is a digital and secure channel for obtaining data on bank and payment accounts from credit institutions, payment institutions, electronic money institutions and virtual currency providers (data suppliers), and for transmitting data to the competent authorities and the Bar Association (data users).
Information on bank and payment accounts of citizens and businesses provided for in the Act on the Bank and Payment Accounts Control System is stored in the control system. Any data that is not related to a specific purpose of use is not stored in the system.
Information on bank and payment accounts is gathered so that data users can use it in investigations relating to financing of money laundering and terrorism. Data users are specified in the Act on the Bank and Payment Accounts Control System.
Data transfer and storage are based on appropriate high-standard data security measures.
The information requests transmitted via the control system and the contents of the responses to the requests are considered confidential.
More information about the processing of personal data in the Bank and Payment Accounts Register as well as in the aggregating application can be found in the Finnish Customs privacy statement.
Responsibility for correctness of data
Gathering of data and the Bank and Payment Accounts Control System are regulated by a national legal act on a bank and payment account monitoring system based on the EU anti-money laundering directive.
Data suppliers are responsible for making sure that their data is correct and up-to-date, and for correcting data found to be incorrect without undue delay. Data suppliers have the obligation to prove that the information is accurate and, when necessary, updated.
If you suspect that an item of data is incorrect, you should contact the financial operators that provide your company with accounts, safe deposit boxes or customers.