Source of funds checks are very important but a few people are aware of them.
MoonPay is committed to stopping financial crime at every opportunity and one of the ways in which we do this is by following the money trail.
So, what actually is a Source of Funds check and why is it important? 🤷♂️
Source of funds meaning: Don’t be put off by the legal jargon - a 'source of funds check’ (SOF) is actually just a fancy way of asking you to send us some form of proof, to show that your hard earned cash comes from a legitimate source - be it from your salary, profits earned from your business, a loan from the bank and so on.
When it comes to knowing where your money came from, we promise we're not acting like 'big brother' just for the sake of it! Understanding the source of our users' funds is important for a number of reasons:
✅ To verify that the transactions made were actually completed by you;
✅ To protect our 2.5m+ users and their funds from fraud, or from being linked to illegal activities;
✅ To comply with the relevant laws and regulations that allow us to operate as a financial company;
How and when does MoonPay check my Source of Funds? 🤔
At MoonPay, checking the source of our clients' funds is handled by the compliance department, the team responsible for tackling financial crime and making sure we comply with the relevant laws and regulations.
We’ll send you a notification whenever we need to see any proof of your Source of Funds. When you receive it, you can provide SOF in the form of an official document that clearly shows the origin of your funds. This could be a copy of your recent payslips, documents showing the sale of personal assets (car, house, etc.), a loan agreement and more - see our article here for more details.
And of course, if you have any questions about what type of documents you need to submit, our compliance and support teams are there to help.