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Details on beneficial owners from the Finnish Trade Register

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The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) provides details on beneficial owners entered in the Trade Register.

In the Money Laundering Act, a beneficial owner refers to a person who either owns the company or otherwise controls it. In most cases, the beneficial owners are the owners of the company.

Who can have access to the details on beneficial owners?

The details on beneficial owners are not public in the same way as other company details entered in the Trade Register. However, the information about whether the notification of beneficial owners has been registered is public.

The PRH provides details on beneficial owners to those whose purpose of use of the details is in accordance with the Act on Money Laundering.

The details are subject to a fee

The details on beneficial owners are subject to a fee. However, the information about the registration of the notification of beneficial owners is free of charge.

You can check free of charge the Virre information service's notice search to see if a notification of beneficial owners has been registered for the company or organisation.

How can I get details on beneficial owners?

The PRH is developing the information service about beneficial owners in stages. In the initial stage, an extract about beneficial owners is available and it contains the beneficial owner details of an individual company.

As a contract client, you have access to the extracts on beneficial owners online in the PRH Virre Information Service. You can also order an individual extract as a document order.

Please note that the extracts are only available in Finnish or in Swedish according to the language of the company's notifications.

Do the following

Guidance on requesting the details on beneficial owners and price information can be found on the PRH website. You will also receive guidance from the PRH customer and information service.

To whom and on what terms

The PRH provides details on beneficial owners to those whose purpose of use of the details is in accordance with the Act on Money Laundering. In practice, these include the following:

  • Finnish supervisory authorities defined in the Act on Money Laundering;
  • companies defined in the Act on Money Laundering who have an obligation to know their customers (such as banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, real estate agents, auditors);
  • media representatives; and
  • other parties whose purpose of use of the details is in accordance with the Act on Money Laundering.

The purpose of use under the Money Laundering Act means that the purpose of the information is to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing or to promote the disclosure of money laundering and terrorist financing.

The details on beneficial owners are subject to a fee.

The PRH must identify the person using the details on beneficial owners. When processing your order, we may ask you to identify yourself online.

A contract with the PRH is required to obtain the details on beneficial owners as a contract client.

A fee is charged for the service.

Price information can be found on the PRH website.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Patent and Registration Office
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Patent and Registration Office
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Finnish Patent and Registration Office
Updated: 4/9/2021