Anti-Financial Crime & Regulatory Compliance

Board members, senior management, investors, and even customers agree that having adequate controls in place is more important as financial crime and regulatory enforcement grow in scope.

Protect your firm with LexisNexis' exclusive risk database, research tools, and comprehensive technology solutions for performing prompt and efficient due diligence checks on your prospective and current customers.

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Financial Criminality Poses a Danger

Criminal gangs make billions of dollars a year via financial crime. UNODC estimates that up to $2 trillion of illegal monies are laundered via the global financial networks every year, which represents between 2% and 5% of world GDP (and it keeps on increasing every year). Worldwide, barely one percent of these illegal money transfers are believed to be intercepted, according to this estimate.

As thieves become more skilled and hunt for new gaps in financial networks, no company is safe from the prospect of financial crime or governmental regulations. AML, CTF, sanctions, and other high-profile predicate crimes, such as bribery and corruption, fraud, and labor exploitation, all pose major regulatory or reputational concerns; therefore, you must do thorough background checks on all clients.

How Can LexisNexis Assist?

Get A Customer Up and Running

Complete particular customer due diligence (CDD) on new clients, comprising advantageous ownership verification and screening for PEPs, sanctions, and adverse media screening.

EDD includes extensive sources of wealth research, specialized lists, and personalized investigative studies to explore additional risk concerns.

Keeping An Eye on Current Consumers

To ensure that their clients' risk profiles haven't altered, financial institutions must perform frequent and continuing surveillance of their current customers.

In order to monitor all of their clients for changes in their PEP status, penalties, and negative publicity on a regular basis, many companies are turning to automation in this process.

Payouts and Sanctions Checks in Real Time

Sanctions screening criteria must be met by all firms, and they must have proper procedures in place. Risk assessments include checks to see whether payments are being processed in prohibited areas or for sanctioned persons, companies, or territories without the company's knowledge.

The Advantages of Employing Reliable & Long-Lasting Screening Data

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Secondary Ids Limit the Number of False Positives.

All risk data isn't created equal; the criterion for inclusion in lists and the amount and structure of coverage may vary greatly. For the persons and entities that enter our database, our skilled content strategy team meticulously develops and standardizes definitions. Secondary IDs are also added to main source data by our researchers so that users may better analyze matches.

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Duplication Is Minimized by Using Consolidated Watchlists.

Due to the fact that a single name might be found on many sanctions lists, compliance teams typically have to clear the same name multiple times. Due to the regular consolidation and updating of LexisNexis' Watchlist, fewer duplicates are found while searching on other lists, including OFAC and HMT.

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Regulatory Oversight That Is Meticulous and Never-Ending

These lists are constantly reviewed and updated to keep up with foreign governments and organizations' ever-increasing frequency of sanctions and exclusions. Up to six times each day, our premium Payments & Transactions Lists are updated around every four hours.

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Negative News Filtering by Experts

It's tough for most professionals to keep up with the news, particularly since many items are behind paywalls, and it's impossible to discern whether an unfavorable news report is legitimate or not. Hundreds of thousands of articles are processed each day by our multilingual experts using proprietary AI and machine learning technology. We get rid of the non-essentials and collect and organize the information required to link an event, person, or business with its proper classification.

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Flexible Workflows for Optimal Use of Available Resources

Systems must be flexible enough to accept a variety of workflow approval methods. Quickly reviewing cases with clear alerts is made possible by LexisNexis' ability to integrate bespoke procedures. This limits the number of relevant results that are returned to a minimum while at the same time freeing up extra system resources.

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The Geographical Peculiarities of PEP Data Are Captured.

To keep up with the ever-changing regulatory environment, LexisNexis' PEP content is based on a unique global definition developed via continual examination of international and national standards. Adaptation to or exclusion of particular national AML criteria is made possible by the data structure's filtering capabilities, which include "Additional Domestic Screening Requirements."


Anti-Financial Crime & Regulatory Compliance is essential to ensuring the integrity of your financial institution. Get in touch with LexisNexis to get the best solutions today!

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How Can LexisNexis Assist?

Get A Customer Up and Running

Complete particular customer due diligence (CDD) on new clients, comprising advantageous ownership verification and screening for PEPs, sanctions, and adverse media screening.

EDD includes extensive sources of wealth research, specialized lists, and personalized investigative studies to explore additional risk concerns.

Keeping An Eye on Current Consumers

To ensure that their clients' risk profiles haven't altered, financial institutions must perform frequent and continuing surveillance of their current customers.

In order to monitor all of their clients for changes in their PEP status, penalties, and negative publicity on a regular basis, many companies are turning to automation in this process.

Payouts and Sanctions Checks in Real Time

Sanctions screening criteria must be met by all firms, and they must have proper procedures in place. Risk assessments include checks to see whether payments are being processed in prohibited areas or for sanctioned persons, companies, or territories without the company's knowledge.

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