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59. Relationships between certain institutions and shell banks.

(1) A credit institution or financial institution shall not enter into a correspondent relationship with a shell bank.

(2) A credit institution or financial institution that has entered into a correspondent relationship with a shell bank before the commencement of this section shall not continue that relationship.

(3) A credit institution or financial institution shall not engage in or continue a correspondent relationship with a bank that the institution knows permits its accounts to be used by a shell bank.

(4) A credit institution or financial institution shall apply appropriate measures to ensure that it does not enter into or continue a correspondent relationship that permits its accounts to be used by a shell bank.

(5) A credit institution or financial institution that fails to comply with this section commits an offence and is liable -

(a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months (or both), or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to