Company ownership and director requirement

In certain countries, Stripe is required to collect, verify, and maintain information on a company’s owners — known as “beneficial owners” — and directors. These requirements come from our regulators and are intended to promote transparency, and to prevent individuals from using complex company structures to hide terrorist financing, money laundering, tax evasion, and other financial crimes.

Determine what information is required

If you sign up for a Stripe account directly, the information required will show in the account activation section of the Dashboard.

If you are creating Custom accounts on behalf of your Stripe Connect platform users, you can find the requirements by selecting the relevant country from the required verification information menu.

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