Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Database is based on publicly accessible data from official government websites, open-source databases, and manual research. It covers national and regional Politicians, Judges, Military Personnel, Family Members, and close associates.
Learn more about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations on Political Exposed Persons.
Individuals who are or have been entrusted with prominent public functions, for example Heads of State or of government, senior politicians, senior government, judicial or military officials, senior executives of state owned corporations, important political party officials.
Persons who are or have been entrusted with a prominent function by an international organization, refers to members of senior management or individuals who have been entrusted with equivalent functions, i.e. directors, deputy directors and members of the board or equivalent functions.
Family members are individuals who are related to a PEP either directly (consanguinity) or through marriage or similar (civil) forms of partnership.
Close associates are individuals who are closely connected to a PEP, either socially or professionally.
Name Matching is the real challenge in Sanctions & AML compliance. Our smart matching technology reduces false positives while preventing false negatives.
Jesus ↔ Heyzeus ↔ Haezoos
Abdul Rasheed ↔ Abd al-Rashid
Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ↔ Eagle Drugs, Co.
Mao Zedong ↔ Мао Цзэдун ↔ 毛泽东 ↔ 毛澤東
Nicknames: William ↔ Will ↔ Bill ↔ Billy
Missing spaces: MaryEllen ↔ Mary Ellen ↔ Mary-Ellen
Titles, honorifics: Dr. ↔ Mr. ↔ Ph.D.
Truncated name components: McDonalds ↔ McDonald ↔ McD
Initials: J. E. Smith ↔ James Earl Smith
Out of order name components: Diaz, Carlos Alfonzo ↔ Carlos Alfonzo Diaz
Global AML & KYC regulations are a complicated field to navigate especially for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Not only the complexity of the regulations itself make it difficult but often there are regulations from multiple countries or organizations to obey.
While the financial industry / financial institutions and other ‘high risk industries’ such as real estate have been required for a long time to have AML and KYC processes in place, many other industries only now face stricter regulations due to global widespread of Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering compliance requirements.
In general all businesses are required to adopt Sanctions- and AML compliance programs and for example check their customers / business partners against global Sanctions lists to understand the risk in doing business with their clients.
We offer several ways for our customers to test our data and technology before committing to a subscription:
1. Free Sanctions Check on our website
Check out our FREE Sanctions Lists Search right here on our website. Just enter a Name and see the results instantly.
2. Our free 7-day trial
Our FREE 7-Day Trial gives you unlimited access to our Sanctions database and also 20 PEP API calls for free. Just sign up for the trial right here (no worries, no credit card required). You can find the API documentation right in our customer portal as well as in our Knowledge Base.
Yes, we provide high-volume discounts for enterprise customers. Just schedule a call with our Customer Support team to discuss your use case and get an individual pricing proposal.
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Global Sanctions Lists
Data from global Sanctions Lists (United Nations, OFAC, Canada, EU, UK, Australia and many more), updated every 60 Minutes.
Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Database is based on an agenda of worldwide elections, covers more than 1M records and includes Judges, Military Personnel and close associates.
More than 8k data records from Interpol and FBI, included for free in our Sanctions Data subscription.
API & Integrations
Use our RESTful API, our Exporter Option or one of our pre-built integrations for SAP, BigID or API3.
Our API including all backend systems are Enterprise Ready with a 99.99%+ uptime and average response time < 200ms.
AI-based Screening Technology
Leading screening technology based on the latest achievements in NLP and AI. Fewer false positives while preventing false negatives.
A Heart for Developers
Extensive API documentation available on Swagger and our Knowledge Base. We also provide a full featured Sandbox environment for your testing
We know your pain & needs as a Start-Up. Our support and admin processes guarantee the responsiveness and flexibility you need.
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Try our free sanctions check on our website, our sandbox environment or sign up for a personal free trial.