What does it check?
This wide-ranging check establishes whether an individual's or a company's name appears in association with anything from criminal activity and international sanctions through to regulatory penalties and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).
This check draws on thousands of data sources globally detailing sanctions imposed by governments, enforcements and warnings from enforcement agencies, criminal courts and investigative news sources; relating to more than one million individuals and companies with connections (known or suspected) to illegal activities, sanctions and regulatory penalties as well as PEPs, influential persons, government corporations, excluded parties and companies of interest.
A typical PEP profile includes, as a minimum, identity information such as aliases and addresses, political offices held, associated businesses, details of other individuals associated with the profiles individual, and a collection of sourced documents used to create the profile.
Our international and national sanctions dataset covers both current and previous restrictive measures set against the individual or organisation.
The financial regulators' dataset provides information on individual and organisations that have been fined or penalised by financial regulators such as the UK Financial Services Authority, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) of Luxembourg, the Authority for the Financial Markets of the Netherlands and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to name only a few.
Within our law enforcement dataset, we provide information on criminal investigations or convictions for criminal offences. It should be noted that this is not equivalent to a formal criminal record check and therefore should only be used as a complementary source.
The search also covers individuals and entities that have been reported in global newspapers, news sites or other media as being involved in financial crime.
Two additional data sources are optional: UK disqualified directors and anyone reported as bankrupt or insolvent in the UK and Ireland.