4 main reasons why sanctions are used:
in 2007 HM Treasury in responsible for administration of Financial Sections in UK, maintains a list of target relating to current United Nationals European Union

The UK sanctions regime applies to any person or firm within the UK and breathes can result in imprisonment and/or a fine.
Firms should have regard to the Treasury's sanctions list otherwise they may run the risk of breaching sanctions legislation and committing an offence of non-disclosure.

If you did identify one of your customers being on the financial sanctions list, you must immediately report it using your firm's internal reporting procedures.