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How to pay Money Laundering Regulations fees and penalty charges

This guide gives you the payment options for paying Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) premises fees, renewal fees and penalty charges.

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Use the right payment reference number

When you make your payment to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) it is important that you use the right reference number. This makes sure your payment reaches your account and that way you won't get reminders after you've paid.

To pay MLR premises fees, renewal fees and penalty charges you'll need your 8 digit reference number. You can find this on your MLR registration certificate. For example, 12345678.

Make sure you enter your reference number with no spaces between the characters or it could lead to delays in HMRC updating your account.

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Bank account details for Bacs Direct Credit, Faster Payments by online/telephone banking or CHAPS

You can use your bank or building society services to pay by:

  • Bacs Direct Credit
  • Faster Payments by online/telephone banking
  • CHAPS

Setting up and making MLR payments

To pay your MLR premises fees, renewal fees and penalty charges using any of these methods you'll need to set up the payment details with your bank. You'll need to give them:

  • HMRC's bank account details
  • your MLR registration number as the payment reference

Find out HMRC's bank account details

Faster Payments

This is a service that has been introduced by the banking industry for sending online or telephone banking payments on the same or next day, providing the value of the payment does not exceed the value limit set by the sending bank.

More about the Faster Payments Service

Information about Faster Payment limits (Opens new window)

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By post

HMRC recommends that you make your payments electronically using one of the methods covered in this guide. If you use the right reference number electronic payments are more efficient and secure than sending cheques by post. If you do need to pay by post please:

  • for initial fees, make your cheque payable to 'HM Revenue & Customs only'
  • for renewal payments, make your cheque payable to 'HM Revenue & Customs only', followed by your MLR registration number
  • do not fold the cheque and don't fasten them together
  • send your cheque and documents to the address below

Please allow at least 3 working days for your payment to reach HMRC. This allows for any delays in the post outside HMRC's control.

If paying by post, please send your payment and documents to:

HMRC Anti Money Laundering Supervision
Alexander House
21 Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS99 1AG

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More useful links

Find out what to do if you have problems making payments to HMRC

Money Laundering Requlations

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