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Version date: 26 June 2017 - onwards
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Article 5 Information accompanying transfers of funds and record keeping

Repealed from 26 June 2017

1. Payment service providers shall ensure that transfers of funds are accompanied by complete information on the payer.

2. The payment service provider of the payer shall, before transferring the funds, verify the complete information on the payer on the basis of documents, data or information obtained from a reliable and independent source.

3. In the case of transfers of funds from an account, verification may be deemed to have taken place if:

(a) a payer’s identity has been verified in connection with the opening of the account and the information obtained by this verification has been stored in accordance with the obligations set out in Articles 8(2) and 30(a) of Directive 2005/60/EC;


(b) the payer falls within the scope of Article 9(6) of Directive 2005/60/EC.

4. However, without prejudice to Article 7(c) of Directive 2005/60/EC, in the case of transfers of funds not made from an account, the payment service provider of the payer shall verify the information on the payer