Internal suspicious activity report—SAR—form
Internal suspicious activity report—SAR—form

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Internal suspicious activity report—SAR—form

STOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance was published on 20 January 2021. It awaits approval by HM Treasury and any content may be amended before the final version is published with the Treasury's approval. This document reflects HM Treasury approved LSAG AML guidance published in 2018 and will be updated in due course.

SAR Reference Number:[insert number]

(nominated officer use only)

A record of this Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) will be kept by the nominated officer for at least five years.

You must use this form in every case where you know or suspect that another person is engaged in money laundering or terrorist financing or where you have knowledge or suspicion of:

—bribery or corruption


—slavery or human trafficking

—organised crime group involvement, or

—tax evasion facilitation

If you are unsure as to whether you have such a suspicion, please do not use this form but instead seek guidance from the nominated officer.

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      General (complete all sections)

      Date SAR submitted to the nominated officer[Insert date]
      Your name[Insert name]
      Branch/office[Insert details]
      SAR typ
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