Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

In order to carry out transactions in financial instruments such as FX Forwards and Interest Rate Swaps, companies must have a mandatory identification code, referred to as a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).
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European regulations require reporting 

From the beginning of 2018 the European regulations MiFID II came into force. As a result, all financial institutions must report their clients securities transactions to the supervisory authority, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

If you trade a financial instrument with Handelsbanken, we are required to report these transactions and identify your company with a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). An LEI is a unique number for identifying companies worldwide. In addition, there are other European regulations (such as EMIR), which asks banks to report all derivative trading.

Frequently asked questions about LEI