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Which sanctions lists are searched?

Our Sanctions Check is comprehensive and currently searches 450+ sanctions and watch lists and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in over 190 countries. These include lists issues by governments e.g. HM Treasury, financial market regulators e.g. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and law enforcement e.g. FBI. A full list of entities covered is included within our sample Sanctions Check report.

What information is returned if a match is made?

Details of any possible matches on your candidate from sanctions and watch-lists included within our report are: the entity that imposed the sanction or action taken; any dates associated with
the sanction imposed or action taken and the title plus a description of the sanction imposed / action taken.

My candidate has a common name does this mean I'll get lots of false positive matches?

The sanctions system only searches by name so if your candidate has a common name there are likely to be a number of false positive matches. However, rather than return a lengthy list to you we will investigate each match and where a sanctions article contains the date of birth or age of the individual we will categorise these matches as 'qualified out' on the report you receive.

What information is required to make the sanctions check?

Only the candidate's name is required to make the actual search however we also require their date of birth and address as this information can help us categorise a high proportion of matches as false positives saving our customers time.

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