AML & KYC Policy
Having regard for the safety of the users and due to the legal requirements by the Republic of Uganda,
and other countries, and recommendations of FATF, Binusu Exchange Ltd has implemented and started to
use KYC policy (customer’s identification), AML / CTF (combating money-laundering and terrorist
financing) as it is required from banks and other financial institutions.
The purpose of those policies is an effective combating of money-laundering and terrorist financing
(AML / CTF) on our exchange by proper identification of actual users of our accounts and supervision
of their transactions. We shall identify and cease transactions made not only to purchase/sell a
cryptocurrency but made mainly to hide the criminal origin of money, finance illegal activity or other
Specific provisions of our policies are confidential and for internal use only, in order to prevent
their avoidance by dishonest or fraudulent users. We would like to introduce to you some of the
general rules and stipulations of our policies which directly concern you and affect the services we
In the first place, we are obliged to identify, beyond a reasonable doubt, the identity of persons
enabled to do transactions on our exchange. This is the reason why we collect ID scans, which
authenticity is verified with special software of professional external providers.
We require sending “selfie” or your recording with ID document in order to preclude the possibility of
using your documents by someone else. Verification of your likeness to the photo from your ID is made
with the use of special software of professional external providers or, in case of doubts, done
manually by our customer support services.
In case of any doubts, our customer support team will contact you to explain any concerns and solve
the issues that arose.
If we cannot determine, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the documents you provided belong to you and
are the authentic we won’t be able to let you execute any transactions.
User’s identification – Companies
In case of all legal entities (companies), the procedure is more stringent and depends on the
company’s structure, country, etc. Primarily, we need to establish who is the owner of the company,
who can represent it, where the company is based and what is the business of the company.
Since standards regarding governmental documentation of legal entities are different in each country,
every time the verification of such users is doing “manually” and is considerably more time-consuming.
Transactions’ monitoring and supervision
Using our exchange audit platform we analyze all transactions that take place on our exchange looking
for suspicious and unusual behaviors. Such selected transactions are analyzed by our AML specialists
and evaluated if they do not provide significant AML / CTF risks or if they needed to be ceased and
clarified with the User.
When your trade volume rises, our AML / CTF verification duties increase as well. The same happens
when your transactions are “flagged” as suspicious or unusual, or our verification of your personal
results in qualifying you as a person imposing significant AML / CTF risk.
In such cases, we can require additional documentation proving your real, exact place of residence,
education, occupation, as well as the source of money you are using on the exchange.
Unfortunately, If our AML specialists decide information received from you don’t clarify our doubts,
we will be obliged to end our cooperation with you or even report your transactions to relevant
Our Basic AML / CTF Rules
Our operating rules include inter alia as follows:
Binusu Exchange does not accept cash deposits in any case unless supported by verified
Binusu Exchange does not accept any third parties’ deposits on the user’s account, managing the
account on behalf of somebody, joint or shared accounts, etc.
Binusu Exchange does not allow any exceptions in the field of documentation required from users.
Binusu Exchange reserves the right to refuse to process the User’s transaction at any time, in case of
suspicion of AML / CTF risk.
In accordance with the international law, we are not obliged (or even forbidden) to inform our
clients, if we report their behaviors as suspicious to relevant authorities such as the Financial
Intelligence Authority (FIA)
In accordance with our policies we do not open accounts and do not process transactions for citizens
and residents of, as well as people staying in, countries where transactions are prohibited by
international sanctions or their internal law regulations, or countries which based on various
criteria selected by our AML team (for example Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency
International, FATF warnings, countries with weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
regimes determined by European Commission) impose high AML / CTF high risk.
We don't provide services to residents of USA, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK), Iran, Iraq, Syria.
The Company applies a Risk Based Approach across the business, this requires identification,
assessment, understanding and mitigation of AML/CTF risk including considering risk factors such as
customer, product, geography and channel.
Tiers of KYC verification
When your trade volume rise AML / CTF risk increases as well. That is why we have to introduce proper
safety and verification procedures. As a result, we introduced three Tier verification system, based
on the general rule that the more money (or cryptocurrencies) you deposit or want to withdraw the more
information about you and your funds we need to exclude AML / CTF risks (as we are required by law).
You should remember that this model is a result of the work and experience of our AML team and can be
changed as the legal requirements of countries changes as well as a result of gaining new knowledge
and experience. In particular transition, limits may change due to periodical audits and verification
of efficiency of our procedures. We will keep you updated if any changes would influence your