Our Sanctions Check uses a market leading compliance system which checks databases of sanctioned, restricted, prohibited and high-risk individuals such as known money launderers, fraudsters and terrorists issued by financial regulators, government agencies and law enforcement bodies. Searches are also made against lists of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).
Frequently Asked Questions
The Sanctions Check currently searches over 1500 sanctions and watch lists and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in over 190 countries. These include lists issues by governments e.g. HM Treasury, financial regulators e.g. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and law enforcement e.g. FBI.
Where available the following details will be returned: name of issuing entity and the country where it is based, a brief description of the sanction or action taken, the name of the individual on which the match was made.
The sanctions system only searches by name therefore if your candidate has a common name false positive matches are likely. Wherever possible we will categorise the matches as ‘qualified out’ where the article contains information of the individual concerned which differs to your candidate such as a date of birth or age.