Why do I need to provide ID?

All financial institutions have a responsibility to prevent money laundering and as a result, we are obliged to carry out due diligence on clients we deal with.

If you are instructing Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation Ltd (CTTC Ltd) in relation to the following products and services, we are required to carry out certain checks to complete these on your behalf:

  • Probate Preservation Plus Trust
  • Loan (Trust to Individual)
  • Trust Bank Account
  • Deed of Appointment of Assets
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Trusts of Land & Conveyancing

The easiest and most secure way of providing confirmation of identity and address for you, your trustees and beneficiaries is by submitting them via Alpha Legal. A secure link can be sent to you to allow you to upload your documentation, as long as you each have an email address and mobile phone number. If you would like to use this fast, secure and convenient system instead of providing your identity documentation by post, please contact your Adviser to confirm.

If you are not able to provide the documentation required by the Alpha Legal System, please click the link below for more information on the alternative options. Please note that each case is assessed on its merits, and we may require further identity of address documentation once we have carried out electronic checks following submission of paper documents for each individual. Please note email is not secure and we will not accept payment instructions or documentation via this method. 

ID Helpsheets

Click here for more information on why you need to provide ID, what happens if you cannot use Alpha Legal, and our list of accepted ID documents. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding our ID process.

Other useful information

Click the links below for other useful information regarding our ID process, including how to upload your documents to Alpha Legal and what documents you will need to be able to fill out the form.

Want to find out more about our ID process?

Tel: 01926 514 390