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It's much more complicated than just looking at a list.

Stronger compliance and smarter customer relationships start with a solid watchlist screening strategy. Understanding exactly who your prospective customers are and proactively identifying the risks they may pose to your business is an imperative in today’s risk-laden global marketplace. 

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions delivers a configurable, end-to-end watchlist screening solution that enables your business to confidently complete initial screening and conduct ongoing monitoring across the customer relationship. By connecting your business to current and continuously updated watchlist and sanctions intelligence and innovative screening technology, we help your business: 

  • Streamline screening of customers and financial transactions
  • Fortify adherence to global regulatory requirements
  • Balance customer acquisition and management with compliance mandates
  • Minimize the operations impacts of false positives and alerts
  • Raise the effectiveness of critical customer management and compliance workflows     

Accelerate screening and monitoring at every point of the customer lifecycle

Our watchlist screening solutions combine the extensive coverage of over 1,500 watchlists, industry-proven screening technology and advanced analytics to facilitate faster initial watchlist screening and automate ongoing monitoring. Our continuously updated watchlist and sanctions intelligence supports compliance with key rules and regulations including:        

  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations
  • OFAC Sanctions 
  • Fifth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
  • Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Automated Clearing House (ACH) and Fedwire protocols

Together our solutions provide a single source for robust watchlist data and refined screening technology that can be configured to specific risk tolerances and easily scale as your business requirements evolve. Our solutions effectively expedite screening workflows at every point of the customer lifecycle. Our end-to-end watchlist screening offering fully supports your business from customer information management and data hygiene, through to initial screening, ongoing monitoring, customer due diligence and investigations and onto regulatory review and audit requirements.   

Get the screening advantage of global risk perspective


Our watchlist screening data defines the industry standard for highly relevant, international risk intelligence that details high-risk individuals and entities. We blend leading technologies with human intelligence to deliver robust, yet structured global risk intelligence in a concise, curated format that can be used to automate decisioning and accelerate critical screening workflows. Our extensive coverage of comprehensive global risk intelligence is continually updated to reflect the most recent global risk realities by an experienced and extensive team of more than 400 globally-based researchers. We have been named a 2019 Category Winner for Financial Crime Data in the Chartis Research’s RiskTech 100 Study.          

Increase the efficiency of watchlist and sanctions screening and simplify ongoing monitoring with tailored data segments that deliver authoritative intelligence to fit specific risk-based strategies:

  • State Owned Enterprises: A proprietary list of government-owned and government-linked corporations and businesses, as well as senior employees of those entities.
  • Politically Exposed Persons: A comprehensive database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), as well as those of their family members and associates
  • Adverse Media: An extensive database of profiles that have been linked to illicit activities from over 30,000 news feeds worldwide
  • Sanctions Lists: Information from the most important sanction lists worldwide, including OFAC, EU, UN and HMT. Our OFAC sanctioned lists cover entities with 10% or more ownership. 
  • Entities associated with sanctions: Family members and associates of sanctioned entities, branches and operational units of sanctioned banks and entities owned or controlled by subjects sanctioned by OFAC, the European Union or HMT
  • Enforcements Actions: Information from over 1,600 enforcement sources worldwide, such as the FDA, HHS, SEC, FBI and UK FCA
  • Registrations Data: Concentrated coverage of registration lists focused on specific risk and compliance issues built from various government sources
Count on industry-tested screening and due diligence tools

Our innovative watchlist screening tools and longstanding compliance expertise have been trusted across a variety of global industries and government agencies to enable their businesses to efficiently: 

  • Simplify account openings and transaction screenings 
  • Optimize continual, ongoing monitoring 
  • Conduct effective high-volume due diligence on customers, vendors and third-party suppliers
  • Manage false positives and false negatives with minimal manual reviews
  • Simplify enhanced due diligence and deeper investigations
  • Prepare confidently for audits and regulatory reviews        
Businesses around the world rely on industry-recognized solutions such as LexisNexis® Bridger Insight® XG, LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Data and LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Online Search Tool to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of screening, monitoring and due diligence activities.  


Tap into technology that works for your business 

Our watch list screening solution delivers tools built with innovative technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that add deeper layers of efficiency and automation to critical customer and compliance workflows. Our solutions minimize the delays and operational burdens of false positives, alert management and remediation with advanced decisioning technology and intelligent algorithms that reflect business-based risk tolerances and specific screening criteria. Our flexible solutions fit the way your business works and easily scale to meet new market and growth demands. Our expansive risk data can be hosted remotely or onsite and easily integrates across existing systems and processes to keep screening and monitoring in motion.  

Optimize critical customer management and compliance workflows

LexisNexis Risk Solutions delivers an end-to-end watch list and sanctions screening offering that maximizes screening and ongoing monitoring efficiencies and helps maintain process consistency without disrupting daily business operations. Our screening tools and technology enable you to confidently complete risk-based assessments while balancing compliance demands with your core business. Accelerate and automate watch list screening and ongoing monitoring, effectively execute compliance requirements and concentrate on growing your customer base with our industry-trusted watch list screening tools.  

Free Trial - Connect to relevant risk intelligence

LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Online Search Tool is a one-stop sanctions, PEPs and adverse media solution that delivers coverage of individuals and businesses across more than 50 risk categories.

We don’t miss a thing.

Conduct thorough screening with OFAC compliance, the USA PATRIOT Act and the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Implement sanctions programs with 100% coverage of publicly available sanctions
Perform comprehensive screening against politically exposed persons (PEPs), structured adverse media and more
Screen payments and other financial transactions supported by SWIFT, ACH, and FedWire protocols

We screen against a myriad of sources, depending on the nature of your transactions, the risk profile of the customer and other key factors: 

Sanctions and Enforcements:
Global screening lists (OFAC, EU, UN, BOE, FBI, BIS and others)
Enforcements and court filings around the world (FDA, US HHS, UK FSA, SEC and more)

Politically Exposed Persons:
Individuals and their family members

Adverse Media:
Profiles linked to illicit activities worldwide

State-Owned Enterprises:
Government-owned and government-linked entities

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The Bridger Insight XG, WorldCompliance Data and WorldCompliance Online Search Tool services are not provided by “consumer reporting agencies,” as that term is defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. Non FCRA § 1681, et seq.) (“FCRA”) and do not constitute “consumer reports,” as that term is defined in the FCRA. Accordingly, the Bridger Insight XG, WorldCompliance Data and WorldCompliance Online Search Tool services may not be used in whole or in part as a factor in determining eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or another eligibility purpose that would qualify it as a consumer report under the FCRA. Due to the nature and origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors.

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