Country risk ranking to manage and mitigate location-based risk

Country Risk Ranking

Enhance your customer and third-party risk assessment with an accurate view of your location-based risk. Get detailed, risk-based information on more than 240 countries and territories, categorised by criminal, economic and political factors.

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Why do you need Country Risk Ranking?

To help manage and mitigate location-based risks – in the financial or corporate sectors – Country Risk Ranking offers detailed, risk-based information on more than 240 countries and territories, divided into criminal, economic, and political factors.

Helping you to make informed decisions and manage a risk-based approach more efficiently while satisfying regulatory requirements around Know Your Customer (KYC) and third-party risk, Country Risk Ranking provides you with an accurate and up-to-date view of country risk exposure.

Features & benefits

What do you get with Country Risk Ranking?

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240+ countries and territories covered

Separates countries and territories, providing more accuracy when the two have differing regulatory environments.

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300+ independent sources

Coverage from 50+ respected international organisations and think tanks. Benefit from objective, fact-based ranking.


Add own sources

Country Risk Ranking will perform assessment of applicability and usability, and request permission from source owner for use.


Frequency of updates

Updates the source material as soon as it is available, ensuring the most up-to-date content from our source providers.

How it works

Country Risk Ranking in more detail 

Country Risk Ranking is accessible as an advanced embedded feature or as a stand-alone product. It is also accessible through a direct data download in CSV and XML formats, with industry standard security protocols. For greater efficiency in compliance operations, you can import the data directly into internal systems. Country Risk Ranking is available within the BRI Connect App. This functionality gives you the ability to check for location-based risk of any Belt and Road Initiative project you may consider investing in or partnering with.

Effective screening for third-party risk

Organisations with global supply chains are subject to strict anti-corruption laws, like the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act (UKBA), and, more recently, the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Country risk intelligence can be a critical tool in managing and mitigating location-based risks within supply chains and can help you stay on top of developments and regulations.

Location-based PEP screening

Check a politically exposed person (PEP) that has been flagged in the KYC screen for any possible location-based risk. For advanced subscription clients, a PEP Filter is available as one of the dynamic Data File download options.

Anti-money laundering compliance

Identify geographic locations that may pose a higher risk for doing business, opening accounts for customers, or facilitating transactions.

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