Watchlist Check

Worldwide Sanctions, PEPs and additional alert data screening to help mitigate financial and reputational risk

Product Overview

Worldwide customer screening

Equifax Watchlist Check is a comprehensive, reliable and accurate global customer screening service that supports your compliance with Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulations, Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) guidelines. A combination of real-time watchlist data and a market-proven analytics solution to support you with navigating the regulatory compliance landscape. 

Screening customers against sanctions and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) data has become an increasingly important element of meeting AML and CFT obligations.

Equifax Watchlist Check:

  • Screens against Worldwide Sanctions, PEPs and relative & close associate data to support compliance with AML regulation.

  • Provides Special Interest Persons (SIPs) and Special Interest Entities (SIEs) screening to highlight high level crime and the associated potential risks.

  • Helps reduce resources required to perform enhanced due diligence assessments on alerts identified.

Equifax Watchlist Check provides access to over 5 million structured profiles of individuals and entities, covering multiple risk categories and subcategories, including global sanctions, PEPs, enforcement actions, state-owned enterprises and registration lists.

Screen your customer portfolio with complete and comprehensive watchlist data – a market leading source of worldwide compliance information, with full coverage of politically exposed persons (PEPs) and sanctions, with immediate updates reflecting regulatory changes.  

Utilise sophisticated matching techniques – our solution uses advanced matching algorithms to optimise results, significantly minimising the return of false positive matches and ensuring all true threats are identified. 

Take advantage of pre-configured screening profiles – your prospective and existing customers can be screened according to the risks presented by selecting one of the screening profiles; Global, UK Standard or UK Plus. 

Access Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) data – gain access to enhanced due diligence (EDD) data to support referral assessments on any alerting candidate(s).

Strengthens your anti-money laundering (AML) profiles – Equifax Watchlist Check data  complements your Know Your Customer (KYC) identity verification checks, and ensures candidates listed on any alert databases are identified within the 3 digit AML Profile, fully supporting your regulatory compliance obligations. 

Regularly refreshed data - Equifax watchlist data is refreshed daily in our real-time environments and weekly for our batch solution, to ensure matches are always current and complete.

32 billion
interactions collected each year.
400 million
physical address data
55 million
pieces of identity data
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