In December 2012, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) changed the rules relating to good character when applying for naturalisation. Previously, convictions spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act need not be disclosed. However, it is now the case that all convictions or character issues must be disclosed on the application form.
Back in 2009, the global financial tycoon, UBS, made a payment of $780M to the IRS and forever changed the security of Swiss banking by reporting American Citizens with offshore accounts. Since then, additional international banks have come forward with information about American Citizens and Green Card Holders maintaining foreign accounts which had not been reported to the Department of Treasury as mandated by