Trust and Company Service Providers

Regulation & Compliance Services for Trust and Company Service Providers

Trust and Company Service Providers are required to be regulated by HMRC (or another approved regulator if these services form part of their wider service provision).

Under the money-laundering regulations, a trust or company service provider is any company or sole practitioner whose business is to:

  • Form companies or other legal persons
  • Provide a:
    • registered office
    • business address
    • correspondence address
    • administrative address for a company, partnership, other legal person or arrangement
  • Act or arrange for another person to act as a:
    • director or secretary of a company
    • partner (or a similar position) for other legal persons
    • trustee of an express trust or similar legal arrangement
    • nominee shareholder for another person, unless the other person is a company listed on a regulated market which is subject to acceptable disclosure requirements

The extent of regulation and compliance will depend on the type of business and services provided, and we work with businesses that are only required to comply with the MLR 2017 through to more complex businesses that have wider regulatory responsibilities.

Our services for Trust and Company Service Providers include:

  1. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) compliance
  2. GDPR and Data Protection compliance
  3. Bribery Act 2010 compliance
  4. Treating Customers Fairly compliance
  5. Employment Regulations compliance
  6. Complaint investigations, management and handling
  7. Regulatory investigations

Details of the services we provide are contained on our services page, which you can review to obtain detailed information on how we work with Trust and Company Service Providers.

If you would like to discuss our services in more detail, you can contact us at 0203 985 8553, email us at, or complete an enquiry form.

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