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Numbered Account

A bank account in which the owner is identified by a number instead of a name. Numbered accounts are used for discretion, and have a reputation of protecting money launderers and other criminals. Until recently, numbered accounts were almost exclusively used in the Swiss banking system.

numbered account

An account identified by something other than the owner's name.
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Accountant Svetlana sat in London's Southwark crown court as Judge Andrew Goymer was told her husband channelled massive amounts of cash into numbered bank accounts in Singapore, Budapest, Cyprus and Jersey.
Former Royal Engineers sergeant Whitley, who was not at court, has refused police access to his numbered bank accounts.
He should not be like the (former) Shah of Iran, roaming around the world, or some of the Latino dictators of the Marcos era, checking on their numbered bank accounts somewhere,'' Ramos said.
She claims that the Hollywood heart-throb has stashed away millions in secret numbered bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
Dressed in expensive designer clothes, Svetlana, an accountant, sat in London's Southwark Crown Court as Judge Andrew Goymer was told her husband channelled massive amounts of cash into numbered bank accounts in Singapore, Budapest, Cyprus and Jersey.