- 240+ countries and territories covered
- 100% sanctions, watch and regulatory list coverage
- Specialist research: Threat Finance, Organized Crime, Middle East
- Extensive global media research; 100,000s sources
- Satisfy demands for KYC, AML, CFT, PEP due diligence
- Part of a comprehensive customer due diligence program
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What we do is very different
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 400 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. World-Check currently exceeds threat finance coverage on the four leading sanctions (OFAC, EU, UN, UK HMT) by more than 70,000 records.
Going far beyond official sources
Information is collated from various authoritative sources, which include:
- 400+ 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
- Global compliance databases
- An extensive network of sources
- Archived data from our proprietary databases
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. Each action is underpinned by a meticulous, quality-controlled and regulated research process.
Extension, Opt-In Content Sets
Thomson Reuters offers opt-in, extension content that falls within the broader remit of KYC risk intelligence. These sets may not adhere to the World-Check inclusion criteria or go through its research processes, but they effectively support AML/CFT screening efforts to prove due diligence.
- Iran Economic Interest (IEI)
Allows customers to screen all of their customers, partners, employees and business transactions for potential Iran sanction risk. Supported by a specialist Iran EDD Report. Avoid unwitting business with Iran to steer clear of sanctions breaches.
- 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. Divided into criminal, economic, and political factors, it supports AML and Anti-Corruption due diligence.
- 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.