Entity search

Updated on 26.07.23
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When it comes to fincrime, it’s not just knowing your customer (KYC) you have to worry about but knowing the businesses (KYB) you deal with as well. Simply put, it’s not always one particular person you need to watch out for, but rather a legal entity fraudsters are hiding behind. As part of SEON’s AML tool, the entity search functionality allows you to uncover suspicious businesses, vessels, NGOs, and other organizations, adding an extra layer of security to your fraud-repellent ward. Being aware of financial alerts can save you money by avoiding risky actors who conduct financial crimes while also saving money by avoiding non-compliant fines.

Entity search watchlist

You can screen a wide range of individuals and companies flagged as risky by financial institutions worldwide with the entity search functionality.

Being flagged can be a consequence of the following:

  • Committing fraud (which can mean major infractions, such as insurance fraud),
  • Failure to adhere to court-issued obligations,
  • Revocation of license due to a serious breach of norms,
  • Offering unregistered securities,
  • Suspension and debarment,
  • Being an accomplice in criminal money laundering,
  • Being convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust,
  • Lack of business honesty or integrity.

Our data includes the names of the flagged businesses, their primary country of interest, the cause for being placed on a watchlist, as well as the issue number and issue data. There is also additional information about associated entities for an individual or company in several cases, which can help you with linking and mapping relations between entities.


Data sources

Here’s the list of data sources being checked when searching for suspicious entities:

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) non-SDN sanctions lists
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List
  • European Union Financial Sanctions
  • HM Treasurys Office for Financial Sanctions
  • United Nations Security Council, Sanctions
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Consolidated Sanctions List
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Sanctions and Embargos
  • Bureau for Industry and Security (BIS), Denied Persons List
  • Global Affairs Canada, Sanctions
  • The World Bank, Listing of Ineligible Firms and Individuals
  • African Development Bank, Debarment and Sanctions Procedures
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Debarment List
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Sanctioned firms and individuals
  • European Commission, The EU Air Safety List
  • Ministry of Interior Sate of Qatar, Sanctions List
  • Public Registry of Persons and Entities linked to acts of Terrorism and their Financing
  • The Financial Monitoring Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sanction list
  • The State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine, Sanctions list
  • Consolidated Sanctions List of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis Center of Indonesia, List of
  • Suspected Terrorists and Terrorist Organizations
  • USA Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities
  • New Zealand Police,  Designated terrorist entities
  • National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing of Israel
  • Egyptian Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Unit
  • National Agency on Corruption Prevention, Sanctions list
  • SEBI Debarred Entities
  • South African Targeted Financial Sanctions
  • Belgian Financial Sanctions
  • French Freezing of Assets
  • Bulgarian sanctions
  • Poland / List of persons and entities subject to sanctions
  • Netherland sanctions
  • Irish Tax and Customs
  • Malta Financial Services Authority
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • National Baking and Stock Commission of Mexico
  • National Securities Commission of Argentina
  • Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Canadian Securities Administrators
  • Financial Sector Conduct Authority (South Africa)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (US)
  • British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Financial Markets Authority New Zealand
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong)
  • U.S Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Lietuvos Bankas
  • Finanssivalvonta (Finland)
  • Financial and Capital Market Commission (Latvia)
  • Autoritatea de Supreveghere Financiara (Romania)
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
  • Agencija za trg vrednostnih papirjev (Slovenia)
  • Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (France)
  • Hellenic Capital Market Commission
  • Finanstilsynet (Norway)
  • Finansinspektionen (Sweden)
  • Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin, Germany)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, UK)
  • International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
  • Hungarian National Bank