VisionIQ™ Data as a Service

Global Watchlist Database

Sanction, Terrorist, PEP and Adverse Media lists from around the world.

The most Comprehensive, Advanced, and Affordable AML/CFT
compliance database of its kind.

All the Lists… in one place… at the right price

VisionIQ Data as a Service

Most Comprehensive Smart and Affordable Sanction,
PEP & Negative News Database

Most AML compliance data vendors build and promote BIG DATA. Problem with big data often is garbage in, garbage out! This leaves you with over-engineering your screening systems to make sense out of garbage data, and still dealing with excessing false positives or missing true positives. Our approach to AML/CFT compliance data is different— Comprehensive yet Smart!  Whether you are a credit union with limited screening requirements, or a financial institution that banks high risk customers, we have the data for you.

COMPREHENSIVE DATA means the right data for your risk profile

Global Coverage

1000+ public sources across
200+ countries

Aggregated for regulatory, sanction, OFAC, HIO, criminal, terrorist, PEP, RCA and more.

Relevant

Relevant news sources are
regularly screened

AI/ML filters identify relevant and contextual adverse media personas per FATF risk profiles.

Up to date

Watchlists are continuously
monitored

Lists are regularly updated using bots. Our humans are busy adding new sources.

Accessible

Dataset can be customized
per your risk profile

Data files are available for access as CSV, JSON, or via API for easy download.

SMART DATA means low false positive hits.

Organized

Data is cleaned and
normalized

A persona database is created that is easy to index by name for fast and reliable screening.

De-Duplicated

Personas are tagged for
likely duplicates

Cross-list relationships are mapped across sanction, PEP, and adverse media datasets.

Intelligent

Liberal use of AI/NLP

Personas are tagged with aliases, common name variants and misspellings to reduce fuzzy search errors.

Learning

Ongoing machine learning

Personas are tagged with common and recurring false positives to make the data smarter.

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Find out just what makes our AML/CFT data so smart.
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Our story

Once upon a time

There was a need. The land of the MSBs and emerging payments FinTech had no source for quality and affordable sanction screening solutions. Solutions were either too low-quality data resulting in fines, or too much data resulting in over-screening and false positives.

MSBs were unhappy.

.. and then

KYC2020 quickly realized that cost of screening was largely dependent on the cost of data. Virtually every quality screening solution in the land was sourcing data from one of the only two very expensive data providers (we won't name them here).

KYC2020 to the rescue...

We decided to build our own database.

We built and built and then built some more. After four years and over 1000 watchlists and relevant news sources from over 127 countries, we can confidently say that we have the most comprehensive and affordable watchlist & negative news data for ANY SIZE enterprise and emerging payments innovators.

The Beginning

All the MSBs and SMEs stopped over-screening and started paying for only the lists they needed per their risk-based approach for AML compliance.

Customer onboarding and recurring review became fast, and everyone was happy.

Our Lists

With over 1000+ watchlists and news sources from across 200+ countries, structured and organized for easy screening, VisionIQ™ is the most advanced AML Compliance Database of its kind.

Sanction & Terrorist Lists ( STL )

We cover all 37 FATF member countries
and most of the 180+ observing
members.

We cover all 37 FATF member countries and most of the 180+ observing members.

Criminal & No Fly Lists ( CFL )

Criminal lists such as RCMP, FBI, Interpol are available as well as Miscellaneous lists such No-Fly, Sex Offenders, etc.

Politically Exposed Persons Lists ( PEP )

These lists are based on the publically available data on politicians around the world. KYC2020 now includes over 198 countries at the Federal level.

Directors & WatchLists ( DWL )

The FATF has mandated that heads of international organizations be identified as potential for corruption in a similar way PEPs are today.

Adverse Media ( AM )

Relevant news sources are screened for persons and entities with negative news related to financial crime.

Use the List Navigator to search our growing VisionIQ database.

It is updated constantly.

Overview of Supported Lists

With over 1000+ Lists and Global News Sources, KYC2020 has got you covered.

These lists are the baseline for any KYC list screening tool. KYC2020 has the vast majority of these and include the 37 member countries and organizations which are part of the FATF. Many of the 180+ observing member’s lists are also available and more will become available over time.

These lists are based on the publically available data on politicians around the world. KYC2020 now includes over 198 countries at the Federal level. In addition, as governments adopt a more “open” policy for providing this information in a structured format, it will be more readily available to add to the list screening tool.

We screen relevant global news sources multiple times during the day for negative sentiment, context, and relevancy to financial crime.

The FATF has mandated that heads of international organizations be identified as potential for corruption in a similar way PEPs are today. They have gone further and stated that directors and major shareholders be identified and screen as well. Not to say that these persons are corrupt, just that the compliance officer be aware of the individual is acting on behalf of an inter-governmental organization or major corporation, and act accordingly as part of their AML regime. These lists are vast and many are publically available at most stock exchanges, and government related corporation sites.

Most, if not all, FATF members have a list of enforcement actions taken against an individual and/or entity in their jurisdiction. KYC2020 has implemented most of these, and as other members make their lists public, they will be added to ensure that the most up to date lists are available for KYC list screening.

Criminal lists such as RCMP, FBI, Interpol are available as well as Miscellaneous lists such No-Fly, Sex Offenders, etc.

Are you over-screening?

Contact us or use our free sanction list curator tool to identify sanction lists you should be screening.

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