What is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP)?

A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is a person who holds a position in a political, local or foreign government institution. A PEP can influence politics or make important financial or economic decisions as part of their work. Sometimes, we ask you to provide extra information when creating an account. Learn more about why we ask.


How do I know if I am a PEP?

Some common examples of a PEP are:

  • heads of state or ambassadors in diplomatic missions
  • people connected to public institutions like central banks, law courts, or state-owned enterprises.


How do I know if I'm connected to a PEP?

We consider you connected to a PEP if you are related to them, or work with them.

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