Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2017
This Statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or any part of its business.
Arbuthnot Latham does not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking within its business operations and is committed to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. This Statement sets out the actions that Arbuthnot Latham has taken and will continue to take, to understand and combat slavery and human trafficking risks within its business.
Arbuthnot Latham is a private limited company registered in England and Wales and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC (ABG).
Arbuthnot Latham provides private banking and commercial banking services, with offices in London, Manchester, Exeter and Dubai. We pride ourselves on quality of service and reputation built on understanding our clients’ needs.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking
We operate a Modern Slavery Act Policy which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains. We also operate a Whistleblowing Policy, which encourages our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoing.
Supply chain risk
We operate within a professional and regulated environment and do not have complex supply chains or obtain material services from suppliers with a high risk of slavery or human trafficking. We have adopted a risk-based approach to review existing suppliers and will adopt it for any new supplier that we contract with. We provide all suppliers rated as high risk with a copy of the Arbuthnot Latham Modern Slavery Act Policy and require them to adhere to it. Where applicable, contractual provisions will be included in agreements or terms of business with suppliers.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking, we carry out appropriate due diligence when engaging and working with suppliers, whilst also ensuring that the diligence undertaken is proportionate to the services provided.
We provide relevant training and career development for all staff members. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and business, we will be providing additional training on the requirements of the Act to all members of staff.
This Statement has been reviewed by senior management and has been approved by the Board of Directors of Arbuthnot Latham for the financial year ending 2016. This Statement will be reviewed annually and updated as required.
As part of our commitment to transparent and accountable banking practice, please see below for our latest terms and conditions relating to our banking and credit card services:
Schedule 1 – Your Personal Account (Current and Savings)
Schedule 2 – Your Business Account (Current, Savings and Notice)
Schedule 3 – Fixed Term Deposits
Schedule 5 – Your Notice Account
Schedule 6 – Currency Accounts
Please see below for our latest terms and conditions relating to our Investor Portal services:
Investor Portal Terms & Conditions
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Article 89 of the Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV)
Article 89 of CRD IV requires credit institutions and investment firms in the EU to disclose annually, specifying, by Member State and by third country in which it has an establishment, the following information on a consolidated basis for the year ended 31 December 2013: name, nature of activities, geographical location, turnover and number of employees, by 1 July 2014. Reporting for the year ended 31 December 2014 and future periods, will also include profit or loss before tax, tax on profit or loss and public subsidies received. Consolidated disclosures can be found on the Arbuthnot Banking Group website at: www.arbuthnotgroup.com
If you have a complaint about the advice you receive, your banking services or a product you bought through us, please contact our Head of Compliance at:
Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited
7 Wilson Street
London EC2M 2SN
Phone: 0207 012 2500
We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The FOS is available to settle certain complaints you make if they cannot be settled through our own complaints procedures. The contact details of the FOS are as follows:
The Financial Ombudsman Service
London E14 9SR
Phone: +44 (0)800 023 4567
Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited considers a dormant bank account to be one which has been inactive for the last twelve months and where it has not been possible to establish contact with the client. For security reasons we will not send statements or cards to a client who has a dormant account. If you have money in a dormant account or lost account, it will always be your property (or if you die, it will become part of your estate). This is the case no matter how many years pass. To enquire about a dormant account, please contact your Private Banker or Investment Manager.
We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a bank is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors – including most individuals and small businesses – are covered by the scheme.
From 1st January 2016 all eligible depositors are entitled to claim up to £85,000.
For joint Accounts each Account holder is treated as having a claim in respect of their share so, for a joint Account held by two eligible depositors, the maximum amount that could be claimed would be £85,000 each (making a total of £170,000). The £85,000 limit relates to the combined amount in all the eligible depositor’s Accounts with the bank including their share of any joint Account, and not to each separate Account.
For further information about the compensation provided by the FSCS (including the amounts covered and eligibility to claim) please speak to your Private Banker, refer to the FSCS website www.FSCS.org.uk or call the FSCS on +44 (0)20 7741 4100 or +44 (0)800 678 1100.
Please note only compensation related queries should be directed to the FSCS.