Politically Exposed Person List
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.
All information associated with a PEP search result is fully substantiated with links and references to the underlying source of information.
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.
WorldCompliance access methods
Batch screenScreen your customer database en masse
Flat-file dataData files can be provided offline in XML and Text Delimited format to integrate with your screening system
Contact us today and request a free trial**
For more information on how we can help you with your PEP and sanction checks or to request a free trial** of our WorldCompliance Online Search Tool, please call 029 2067 8555 or fill in your details below and a member of our team will be in contact.