A politically exposed person (PEP) is an individual who is or has been entrusted in the past 12 months with a prominent public function. Family members and close business associates of PEPs are also considered PEPs themselves.
Under Finnish legislation, we’re required to know whether our customers are considered PEPs. However, being a PEP does not automatically prevent you from opening a Holvi account. We just need to know.
Examples of politically exposed positions include:
- Head of State, Head of Government, Minister, Deputy or Assistant Minister
- A Member of Parliament or of similar legislative bodies
- A member of the governing bodies of political parties
- A member of the Supreme Courts, the Constitutional Court or any other similar judicial body, whose decisions may not, except in exceptional cases, be appealed
- A member of the Supreme Audit Institution of the Court of Auditors and the State Audit Office
- A member of the Governing Board of the Central Bank
- Ambassador or trustee
- At least as a military officer in the Armed Forces
- A member of the administrative, management and supervisory body of a wholly-owned State enterprise
- Director, deputy director and board member of international organisations
- Member of the European Commission (EC)
- State secretary