Nordea screens payments against sanctions lists to ensure that we comply with all sanctions. We must follow the financial sanctions issued by the European Union and national fund freezing decisions as well as monitor the payments to and from Nordea in order to make sure that no payments are transmitted to the sanctioned parties.
In accordance with the general terms and conditions for payments, Nordea may compare the payment information against the financial and other sanctions imposed by the European Union or the United Nations Security Council as well as against the sanctions, notices and orders of Finnish and foreign authorities. If necessary, we may demand further information on a payment from the payment service user and take action required by the international sanctions.
The sanction screening may result in delays in processing individual payments. However, Nordea will do its best to prevent delays in payments.