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LexisNexis® WorldCompliance Data

Gain a clearer risk outlook with PEP List, Sanctions and Adverse Media Screening

A high performing enhanced due diligence program requires timely and accurate identification of entities that may pose financial, regulatory or reputational risk. This is best achieved through accessing the most up-to-date watchlist databases.

Supported by an unmatched worldwide network of research experts, LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Data delivers customised access to one of the most comprehensive and current politically exposed person lists. Additionally, we aggregate information from global sanction lists, compile details of enforcements and provide an extensive proprietary database of adverse media profiles. Consolidating watchlist and risk data in this way helps you to:

  • Mitigate the impact of global volatility
  • Expedite PEP and Sanction checks
  • Synchronize and simplify compliance processes
  • Streamline customer acquisition

Contact us today for a free trial** and see for yourself the high level detail delivered by WorldCompliance.

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Politically Exposed Person List

Ensuring your company’s compliance with all applicable laws and regulations through the process of PEP screening can be a very complex task. An accurate PEP list is an essential part of the risk-based process to help identify politically exposed customers and prospects, giving you more time to evaluate their potential money laundering risk. WorldCompliance Data provides a market leading PEP list with over a million profiles.

The status of politically exposed persons can change overnight, therefore it is vital to carry out PEP checks on an ongoing basis to mitigate risk. Our highly skilled team of researchers are strategically placed around the world to monitor any changes and react quickly to update our PEP list, with over 100,000 profiles created or updated every month.

A PEP search using WorldCompliance Data can provide the following level of detail:

Personally identifiable information

Such as profile photo, date of birth, gender, aliases or nicknames, titles, roles, PEP category, country affilitation and place of birth.


Examine close associates, business partners, family members and related companies.

Transparent substantiation

All information associated with a PEP search result is fully substantiated with links and references to the underlying source of information.

You can access WorldCompliance Data with a free trial** of our web based WorldCompliance™ Online Search Tool or find out more about our other methods of delivery.

PEP List Profile

Sanctions and enforcement lists

Sanctions checks are an absolute requirement for many organisations. WorldCompliance Data aggregates information from the most important sanction lists. This is in addition to thousands of global enforcement lists and court filings taken from bodies such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

With multiple delivery methods, our sanctions list solutions facilitate proportionate processes for all business types and sizes with options for automated screening of millions of transactions per day, to low volume manual sanction checks.

Covered sanctions lists include:

  • Her Majesty’s (HM) Treasury List
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions
  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Department of State
  • EU Terrorism List
  • FBI Top Ten Most Wanted
  • Interpol Most Wanted
  • ICE List (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement)
  • CBI List (The Central Bureau of Investigation)
  • SDN & Blocked Entities
  • SECO List
  • Treasury PML List
  • UN Consolidated List
  • OCC Shell Bank List
  • World Bank Debarred Parties List

Adverse Media Database

Every single day negative news or unfavourable information about an individual or business is reported across thousands of news channels around the world in multiple languages. This adverse media creates associated reputational and regulatory risks when entering a business relationship with those individuals or organisations.

Adverse media screening is a critical part of any robust Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) program. Screening at the client on-boarding phase as well as on-going monitoring of all high risk individuals is required to identify reputational risk and also accounts that may need to be reviewed for unusual transaction activity.

WorldCompliance™ Data includes an extensive proprietary database of adverse media profiles that have been linked to illicit activities from over 30,000 news sources worldwide in over 50 languages and grouped together by over 50 risk catergories. Request access today and discover how our data and technology consolidates countless negative news stories into single adverse media profiles, streamlining your adverse media searching.

77% of AML compliance professionals use Adverse Media searches at onboarding and on an ongoing basis

  • Performed at onboarding and ongoing basis 77%
  • Performed at onboarding only 23%
Source: ‘Current Industry Perspectives into AML Risk Management and Due Diligence’ – a 2015 survey of 800+ AML Compliance professionals. Research conducted by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and ACAMS®.

Unmatched network of global research experts

Our team of approximately 400 expert researchers, strategically placed across 5 continents and fluent in over 50 languages, coupled with proprietary automated monitoring systems, allows us to provide 24 hour awareness of global risk events.

We employ a rigorous investigative process to provide a comprehensive and segmented database of high-risk individuals and entities.

Step 1: Data compilation

Our automated systems and researchers mine media channels, news websites and public records across the world to compile data on politically exposed persons and individuals or organisations linked to high-risk activities.

Step 2: Data validation

Results are analysed and validated to produce a detailed profile of an individual or business entity.

Step 3: Profile summary

Each profile contains unique identifiers and a complete relationship web, identifying and linking related entities, family members and close associates.

Step 4: Data updates

Profiles are continuously monitored for any changes to circumstances or related entities with thousands of updates made every day.

Step 5: Customisable data segments

The profile contents are compiled into a series of database segments and categories, which can be tailored according to your organisation’s risk appetite.

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Map of WorldCompliance research locations

WorldCompliance access methods

WorldCompliance Data is a customisable, modular solution with flexible delivery options to fit your compliance process:

Web-based interface

Accessed via our intuituve web interface, WorldCompliance™ Online Search Tool

Batch screen

Screen your customer database en masse

Flat-file data

Data files can be provided offline in XML and Text Delimited format to integrate with your screening system


A search API is offered via Bridger Insight® XG with seamless integration

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WorldCompliance and Bridger Insight® XG services are not provided by “consumer reporting agencies”, as that term is defined in the US Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. Non FCRA § 1681, et seq.) (“FCRA”) and do not constitute “consumer reports”, as that term is defined in the FCRA. Accordingly, WorldCompliance and Bridger Insight XG services may not be used in whole or in part as a factor in determining eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or another purpose in connection with which a consumer report may be used under the FCRA. Due to the nature of the origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors. Source data is sometimes reported or entered inaccurately, processed poorly or incorrectly and is generally not free from defect. This product or service aggregates and reports data, as provided by the public records and commercially available data sources, and is not the source of the data, nor is it a comprehensive compilation of the data. Before relying on any data, it should be independently verified.