- 240+ countries and territories covered
- 100% sanctions, watch and regulatory list coverage
- Specialist research: Threat Finance, Organized Crime, Middle East
- Extensive global media research; 100,000's of reputable sources
- Helps satisfy demands for KYC, AML, CFT, PEP due diligence
- Part of a comprehensive customer due diligence program
A global screening solution
As regulatory demands continue and new laws are introduced, organizations are faced with the burdensome task of assessing, monitoring and disclosing risk, while having to remain competitive.
Since inception World-Check risk intelligence has helped serve the KYC and third party screening needs of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, corporates, law enforcement, and government and intelligence agencies.
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What we do is high quality, more comprehensive
With hundreds of research analysts based across all global regions and speaking more than 60 local languages, we deliver the widest financial crime related coverage available.
We monitor over 530 sanction, watch and regulatory law and enforcement lists, and hundreds of thousands of information sources, often identifying heightened-risk entities months or years before they are listed. In fact, in 2012 alone we identified more than 180 entities before they appeared on the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list based on reputable sources identifying relevant risks.
Going far beyond official sources
Information is collated from an extensive network of 100,000's of reputable sources, which include:
- 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 have been reduced from 30% to 15%.
Features include among others, the sub-classification of PEPs; highlighting native names in 40+ non-Latin scripts; location/country based risk intelligence for AML and Anti-Corruption compliance; and the translation of risk profiles to help compliance departments with multinational staff work faster.
The research process
Risk intelligence is sourced from the public domain, is de-duplicated, structured into individual profiles, and linked where associations or networks occur. As a result, profiles show networks and links to associated entities, not found on official lists. Our researchers are bound to comply with strict research criteria and to remain objective at all times in reporting what is available in the reputable public domain. This process is subject to quality control processes and is audited regularly.
Extension, Opt-In Content Sets
Thomson Reuters offers opt-in, extension independent content sets that fall within the broader remit of KYC risk intelligence. These sets are included for your convenience but they are independent from Thomson Reuters so additional terms, conditions and disclaimers may apply to the use of such services.
- Iran Economic Interest (IEI)
Allows clients to screen all of their customers, partners, employees and business transactions for potential Iran sanction risk. Supported by a specialist Iran EDD Report.
- Real-Time Sanction Set
For payment processing compliance; designed to be used as part of an automated compliance screening process. It supplies global organizations that screen time-sensitive money transfers and conduct high-speed financial transactions with the most up-to-date sanctions information for fast, reliable screening.
- US SAM
The System for Award Management (SAM) is a US government initiative to consolidate procurement databases, which include lists of excluded and restricted parties. SAM contains organizations and entities that are either restricted or prohibited from doing business with the US government.
- Thomson Reuters Country Risk Ranking Intelligence
Detailed risk based information on more than 240 countries and territories. Such information pertains to the specific country, as opposed to any particular profile subject located in that jurisdiction.
- IHS Maritime Vessel Data
Reveals both the identity, location and ownership structure of a vessel. Includes among others, previous vessel names, current and previous ownership structure and details on all sea-going, self-propelled merchant ships of 100 GT and above, irrespective of their classification.