World-Check - KYC Screening

LSEG World-Check

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

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Anyone who wishes to query whether their name is in the World-Check database may do so in accordance with the World-Check privacy statement.

Why choose LSEG World-Check?

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

For over two decades the World-Check 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
  • Sanctioned securities

Additional specific data sets available include:

  • Iran economic interest (IEI)
  • ⁠UBO
  • Vessels information
  • Sanction Sets for payment screening

Features & benefits

What you get with LSEG World-Check

World-Check 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Customer testimonies

What our customers say about us

We partner with LSEG Risk Intelligence to support our market leading compliance program. Integrating World-Check, a respected industry solution in both tradfi and Web3, keeps us at the compliance forefront and positioned for business success.


LSEG World-Check’s advanced screening tools help to safeguard our business and ensure a responsible gaming environment for our guests and the community. It's an essential tool that helps us to maintain the highest standards of compliance across our industry.

Crown Resorts

Data and technology are at the core of our services and LSEG World-Check plays a key role in helping our teams to comply with regulation and with our high standards of governance.

CAMS - Computer Age Management Services Ltd

A clear understanding of risks surrounding business activities is crucial for any organization to create sustainable stakeholder value in executing its strategies. LSEG World-Check has been crucial for our teams to reinforce the overall strategy of the organization with a prudent risk management framework

Philippine National Bank

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