The business challenge

As a high profile global business, our client relies on a complex supply chain and joint ventures to continue to grow its operations. The company has a highly ethical approach to its business, complying with all international trade restrictions, export controls and anti-boycott laws as well as anti-money laundering legislation. The Head of KYC & MLRO is responsible for the company’s compliance to relevant legislation and best practice in Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering.

The LexisNexis solution

Lexis Diligence®, an online solution, provides access to Watch Lists, Politically Exposed Persons lists, trade restrictions and sanctions information through one interface. Lexis Diligence is now the de facto tool that is used by the company’s team.


Having one resource through which to find all the relevant information has completely changed the team's ability to assess new business relationships

Head of KYC & MLRO

The alert system has enabled us to carry out constant checks on companies that we are working with. This as been a very valuable addition to our capabilities, providing access to up to date information to review business relationships regularly.

Head of KYC & MLRO

Lexis Diligence provides access to a global media resource including more than 23,000 sources of information and this has been particularly helpful; “Using internet searches we would find a lot of noise but not necessarily the right information to drive our decision making. Lexis Diligence has enabled us to access relevant and targeted media insight that goes beyond what is available in the public domain.”

Lexis Diligence has enabled the company to significantly enhance its customer and partner monitoring without additional staff resources. “Our team now has more time to do important other work, knowing we can rely on Lexis Diligence to provide assurance that, if there is information that we need to know about, it is going to pick it up.”

The benefits

  • Alert system for ongoing monitoring
  • Relevant insight in one place
  • Global media resource

Lexis Diligence provides an alert system that enables the KYC and MLRO team to receive any relevant new information on a particular company or individual. “The alert system has enabled us to carry out constant checks on companies that we are working with. This has been a very valuable addition to our capabilities, providing access to up to date information to review business relationships regularly.”

One critical requirement was being able to access all of the relevant information from one source. “We analyze PEP lists, watch lists and sanctions lists, as well as news about customers or business partners. Previously we would be gathering information from a number of different sources and the time saved has made us more efficient as a business. We are now actively looking at the reporting functionality in Lexis Diligence to further enhance our due diligence recording.”

Despite introducing Lexis Diligence as a new system, the team were impressed with how easy the product was to use; “We found ourselves up and running very quickly. It is web -based, very user friendly and we now use it on a daily basis as the ‘go to’ tool for our work.”



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