Got a non resident bank account? If you do, you MUST ensure your bank has a digital copy of your ID before the 15th of December, or your account will be suspended, meaning your bills will bounce and no transactions will take place. Depending on the bank, utility bills and standing direct debits will probably continue to be honoured, but you won’t be able to transfer cash out of the account.
The warning comes as banks remind their customers that under the Ley 10/2010, de Prevencion de Blanqueo de Capitales, the deadline is fast approaching.
Some banks will accept the documents if you scan them in and send them yourself, as long as they match the paper records they hold.
And, of course, if you opened your account in the last few years, your bank probably has the records.
Check with your branch to see if you are to be affected, and how to send your information across.