Uphold is regulated in the U.S. by FinCen and state regulators and in the U.K. by the FCA; and is registered in Canada with FINTRAC and in Europe with the Financial Crime Investigation Service under The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
Operating as a regulated financial service provider, Uphold must comply with global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls. We seek to follow all applicable local, state, federal and international law concerning the protection of consumer data including, but not limited, to the EU data protection requirements, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) in the US, and the People's Republic of China regulations to protect personal information.
Uphold is required to adhere to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure. Validation of compliance is performed annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
We adhere to Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations.