AML Screening

PEP and Sanction Screening

Protect your business with ZignSec's all-in-one PEP and Sanction Screening solution. Improve your KYC and meet customer due diligence obligations.

Automate your screening process

Reduce time doing manual lookups

Covers Lists from OFAC, Canada, HM Treasury, EU, Australia and many more regions and organizations globally.

Manage Money Laundering Risks

Identify Individuals with Political Exposure

Financial institutions view Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) as high-risk due to potential corruption and bribery risks. While opening accounts for PEPs isn't prohibited, anti-money laundering regulations require their identification. We help you to detect them.

240+ countries and territories covered

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Ensure AML Compliance and Avoid Fines

Our worldwide AML and PEP data ensure you are compliant on a global scale, with data from over 240 countries. Our solutions are in alignment with all common frameworks like OFAC or FATF.

Automated Sanctions Screening

International relations can change constantly. We ensure you get updated results in an instant. Improve your customer onboarding and monitoring using API, web, or batch search methods.

Real-Time PEP Data

Our PEP screen results are categorised by risk levels as per FATF guidelines. Our real-time data enables you to efficiently scan PEPs according to their assessed risk levels.

AML Monitoring for Organisations

Keep ahead of the curve with up-to-the-minute updates on KYB Checks. Stay informed about any changes in the businesses you are tracking, as soon as they happen.
API Integration

Seamless integration

Our solutions are built to be developer-friendly: integrate within days, not months. Take advantage of our dedicated onboarding support.

Well-documented API integration

Your dedicated integration manager is here to help you get started

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Anti-money laundering glossary

The world of anti-money laundering can seem daring sometimes. We help you understand more.

What is anti-money laundering (AML)?

AML is an umbrella term for the range of measures, controls, and processes businesses must have in place to achieve regulatory compliance and stop financial criminals from concealing illegally obtained funds and making them appear legitimate. AML laws require companies to take steps such as verifying the identity of their customers, keeping records of the customer's transactions, and reporting suspicious activity to authorities. One of the most crucial parts of complying with AML laws is to Know Your Customer. KYC, or "Know Your Customer", is a set of processes that allow companies to confirm the identity of the individuals they do business with, and ensures those individuals are acting legally. Effective KYC protects companies from doing business with individuals involved in illegal activity, such as money laundering, terrorist financing or corruption.

What is counter-terrorist financing (CTF)?

Terrorist financing is how terrorists obtain funds to finance their pernicious operations. According to The Financial Task Force (FATF), terrorist financing is the "...financing of terrorist acts, and of terrorists and terrorist organisations.”. Acts of terror can be prevented by disrupting the flow of funds to terrorists, and many countries have implemented measures for countering the financing of terrorism (CTF). These measures are often synonymous with anti-money laundering (AML) laws. Implementing adequate AML/CTF controls is vital to the regulatory compliance strategy and combat terrorist funding.

What are sanctions?

Sanctions, also referred to as restrictive measures, are punitive or restrictive actions taken by individual countries, regimes, or coalitions. Sanctions can restrict organisations, individuals and states from conducting trade, making financial transactions, and more. Sanctions can be specific or general in their implementation and enforcement. Organisations must comply with regulator expectations and adopt a risk-based approach to sanctions compliance with access to continuously updated sanctions lists, i.e. databases listing individuals, legal entities, and countries with whom it is illegal to do business. Doing so during client onboarding is not enough; organisations need to stay alert to compliance threats with continuous sanctions risk monitoring.

What is adverse media?

Adverse media, a.k.a. negative news, refers to any disadvantageous information found about individuals and entities across traditional news outlets and unstructured sources. There are numerous risks associated with conducting business with persons or companies with an adverse media profile. Adverse media screening and monitoring is the process in which a customer, or prospective customer, is screened against negative news and data sources. Adverse media screening and monitoring allow firms to detect a potential problem before they risk being associated with it and having their reputation tainted. The spectrum of negative news is not limited to allegations or convictions of financial crimes; a client’s bad reputation is enough to pose risks and calls for further investigations and due diligence on a customer.

What is a politically exposed person (PEP)?

A PEP (Politically Exposed Person) is a person who possesses a certain form of political and institutional power due to a high-ranking job in a government or some other type of political position. Because of their power, PEPs are considered high risk in relation to money laundering, blackmail, bribery and other types of corruption. Spouses, family and close business partners are also considered PEP, as their relationship can be exploited - voluntary or involuntary. The Anti-Money Laundering Directive requires all businesses to be extra careful when they deal with clients or customers who are PEPs as they constitutes an elevated risk.

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