Anti-Money Laundering Certifications

RBC Global Approach to Anti-Money Laundering

RBC Financial Group (RBC) has an enterprise-wide compliance program to deter, detect and report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing activities. The program applies appropriate risk-based scrutiny and monitoring measures to clients, particularly those whose business activities are known to be susceptible to criminal activity or who have been designated as high-risk for money laundering or terrorist activity financing.

For further information on RBC's approach, you may wish to view RBC's global certification of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standards which has been developed in response to requests for confirmation of AML standards across RBC. 

Please note that anti-money laundering requirements vary by jurisdiction. For specific information on our processes, contact your RBC Investor & Treasury Services representative.

USA Patriot Act

The USA Patriot Act and final rules issued by the United States (US) Department of Treasury require Covered Financial Institutions to obtain certain information from Foreign Banks for which they maintain correspondent accounts in the United States.

Since July 27, 2012, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become sole owner of RBC Investor Services Bank S.A. and RBC Investor Services Trust and has included both entities in its global certification.

As permitted by the final rules, RBC has published this certification on its website so that every Covered Financial Institution that believes it requires such certification from RBC can access it from the RBC website.