Risk intelligence data for due diligence – know your customer


Go beyond Know Your Customer – use World-Check data to screen for heightened risk individuals and entities globally, and to uncover hidden risks in business relationships and human networks.

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Risk intelligence data for global screening

Thomson Reuters World-Check risk intelligence data can be accessed using purpose built screening platforms, APIs and selected partner software.   World-Check data supports our clients’ due diligence obligations in the fight against financial crime, bribery, and corruption, human rights crimes and environmental crime.

World-Check appreciates the data protection and privacy implications of providing this database and has robust data protection processes in place.

As regulatory demands continue to increase and new laws are introduced, organizations are faced with the burden of assessing, monitoring, and disclosing risk – and still remain competitive.

Since inception, World-Check risk intelligence has helped serve the Know Your Customer (KYC) and third-party risk screening needs of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, corporations, law enforcement, and government and intelligence agencies.

Highly structured, quality data

With hundreds of research analysts across all global regions and speaking more than 60 local languages, we deliver the widest financial crime-related coverage available.

Information is collated from an extensive network of hundreds of thousands of reputable sources, including:

  • 530+ sanction, watch, regulatory, and law enforcement lists
  • Local and international government records
  • Country specific data sources
  • International adverse electronic and physical media searches
  • English and foreign language data sources
  • Relevant industry sources

Advanced features that save time and money

World-Check advanced features increase name matching accuracy and reduce remediation time to support a simplified and accelerated customer due diligence process. In many cases, false positives are reduced from 30% to 15%.

Features include among others, the sub-classification of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs); highlighting native names in 40+ non-Latin scripts; location/country based risk intelligence for Anti-Money laundering (AML) and anti-corruption compliance; and the translation of risk profiles to help compliance departments with multinational staff work faster.

Anyone who wishes to query whether they are in the database may do so in accordance with the World-Check Privacy Statement.

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