KYC screening and due diligence

Refinitiv World-Check Risk Intelligence

Access accurate and structured information to help you meet your KYC and third-party due diligence screening obligations. World-Check Risk Intelligence, used and trusted by the world’s biggest companies for over two decades.

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Why choose Refinitiv World-Check Risk Intelligence?

Help meet your regulatory obligations, make informed decisions, and prevent your business being used to launder the proceeds of financial crime or associated with corrupt practices.

For over two decades the World-Check Risk Intelligence database has been delivering accurate and reliable information to help financial institutions, the regulated non-banking sector and companies to comply with mandatory KYC, anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, anti-bribery and corruption, and associated legislation.

It has hundreds of specialist researchers and analysts across the globe, adhering to the most stringent research guidelines as they collate information from reliable and reputable sources - such as watch lists, government records, and media searches.

Simplify your customer and third-party screening process through state-of-the-art technology combined with human expertise. The World-Check data is fully structured, aggregated, and de-duplicated. It can be easily absorbed into various workflow screening platforms in-house, cloud-based, or third-party solutions through a delivery method that suits your requirements.

Coverage includes:

  • Politically exposed persons (PEP), close associates, and family members
  • State owned entities and state invested enterprises
  • Global sanctions lists
  • Narrative and implicit sanctions 
  • Global regulatory and law enforcement lists
  • Adverse media
  • Iran economic interest (IEI)
  • UBO
  • Sanctioned securities
  • Vessels information

Additional specific data sets available include:

  • Marijuana related business
  • Sanction Sets for payment screening
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Features and benefits

What you get with World-Check Risk Intelligence

World-Check Risk Intelligence helps you meet your due diligence obligations and identify potential financial criminal activity with information from reputable public domain sources. Our data will also help you address your Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) monitoring requirements. You can access over 4m records, delivered in a highly structured format.

Reliable intelligence

We follow the most stringent guidelines for research methodology and inclusion criteria – applying rigorous quality control.

Subject matter expertise

Our analysts monitor areas based on their subject matter expertise, supplemented with local language capabilities. Many have worked with state and federal governments.

Up-to-date information

With research centres on all five continents, we provide around-the-clock monitoring of sanction lists, regulatory and enforcement lists, as well as thousands of reliable media sources, so you have accurate and up-to-date information.

Targeted screening

Data contains hundreds of specific keywords and over 60 risk topics that help you filter and drill down for more focused screening and reduce false positives.

In-depth search

Linking of associated subjects helps you search and identify criminal networks and associations.

Easy integration

With data presented in a highly structured format, it’s simple to absorb into your screening processes using common formats across a variety of software platforms.

More ways you can use our data


Integrate our data, matching capabilities, and advanced functionalities into existing workflows and internal systems – streamlining the screening process for onboarding, Know Your Customer (KYC), and third-party risk due diligence.

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Unlock efficiencies with World-Check Risk Intelligence

It’s really become an invaluable component of making our risk management a central pillar to our actual growth strategy. Without World-Check One our operation team simply wouldn’t be where it is today.

Jordan Michaelides

Head of Partnerships, CoinJar

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