Sanctions Check

A Sanctions Check enables organisations to comply with regulations such as Anti-Money Laundering by checking over 1500 enforcement databases and watch lists globally.

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

Which sanctions data and watch-lists are searched?

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.

What information does the Sanctions Check return?

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.

My candidate has a common name does this mean I’ll get lots of false positive matches?

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.