Simple. Reliable. Cost-Effective.

Sanctions & PEP Screening for AML and Trade Compliance

Smart AI-powered Sanctions & PEP Screening for your AML, KYC & Trade Compliance screening needs.

Global Sanctions

Reliable Data for your AML Screening

Global Sanctions Lists, PEP & Crime Watchlists

sanctions.io provides reliable and constantly updated data from global Sanctions Lists, PEP and Crime Watchlists ready to be built into your own solution & system environment.

Sanctions Lists

Our Sanctions Database covers Sanctions Lists from OFAC, Canada, HM Treasury, EU, Australia and many more regions and organizations globally.

PEP Data

Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Database covers about 1M records from every country worldwide, including family members and close associates.

Crime Watchlists

Our Crime Database includes more than 8k records from Interpol and the FBI. More Watchlists are being added continuously.

Fewer False Positives and False Negatives

Smart Name Matching Technology
for Better Screening Results

Name Matching is the real challenge in Sanctions & AML compliance. Our smart matching technology reduces false positives while preventing false negatives.

Phonetic Similarity
Transliteration Spelling Diff
Nicknames
Missing Spaces / Hyphens
Titles / Honorifics
Truncated Name Components
Missing Name Components
Out-of-order Components
Initials
Inconsistent Name Splits
Multiple Languages
Semantical Similarity
Semantical Similarity across Languages

Simple to Integrate

Seamless Integration into your System Environment

Integrate Business Partner Screening with your own system environment by simply using our REST API, our Sanctions Database Exporter option or our pre-built integrations for SAP, BigID and API3 Airnode.

Sanctions & AML API

Developer friendly, easy to implement and Enterprise-ready RESTful API with a guaranteed uptime of more than 99.99% and ~200ms response time.

Exporter Plan

Our Exporter Plan allows the daily download of our entire Sanctions Database (not available for PEP Data).

Perform Sanctions Checks on your own systems / No data transmission, Simple CSV format integration, Flat-fee for unlimited screenings

Integrations

Easily integrate sanctions.io into your system environment using our pre-built connectors and Apps.

SAP® Integration, BigID® Integration, API3® Airnode Integration

Why sanctions.io?

Why work with us?

sanctions.io is a reliable partner who provides high-quality data, and reliable technology; with the right partnering mindset.

Global Sanctions Lists

Data from global Sanctions Lists (United Nations, OFAC, Canada, EU, UK, Australia and many more), updated every 15 Minutes.

API & Integrations

Use our RESTful API, our Exporter Option or one of our pre-built integrations for SAP, BigID or API3.

A Heart for Developers

Extensive API documentation available on Swagger and our Knowledge Base. We also provide a full featured Sandbox environment for your testing.

PEP Data

Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Database is based on an agenda of worldwide elections and includes Judges, Military Personnel and close associates.

Reliability

Our API including all backend systems are Enterprise Ready with a 99.99%+ uptime and average response time < 200ms.

Start-up friendly

We know your pain & needs as a Start-Up. Our support and admin processes guarantee the responsiveness and flexibility you need.

Crime Watchlists

More than 8k data records from Interpol and FBI, included for free in our Sanctions Data subscription.

Smart Screening Technology

Leading screening technology based on the latest achievements in NLP and AI. Fewer false positives while preventing false negatives.

Try before you buy

Try our free sanctions check on our website, our sandbox environment or sign up for a personal free trial.

What our customers say

Cost-effective

Transparent Pricing

Choose between our Sanctions Lists and our PEP Data package, or of course, you can subscribe to both for comprehensive KYC & AML Business Partner screening needs.

Sanctions Lists

Global Sanctions & Crime Watchlists
$ 399 10k API calls
  • Global Sanctions Lists
  • Crime Data from FBI & Interpol
  • Annual Renewal

PEP Data

Politically Exposed Persons
$ 499 2k API calls
  • Global PEP Database
  • More than 1M Records
  • Annual Renewal

Please get in touch with us for our Enterprise Pricing for high-volume Sanctions & PEP screenings.

Try our Sanctions Check for free

Free Sanctions Check

Try our API right here and search for any name in our Sanctions Database for free. 

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

AML & KYC Compliance

AML (Anti-Money Laundering) is an umbrella term for a range of regulatory processes businesses must have in place in order to prevent money laundering and making sure payments come from legitimate sources.

KYC (Know Your Customer) is a part of AML requiring companies to verify their customers’ identity and make sure the customer is generally not a ‘bad guy’ and doesn’t pose any risk to the organization.

The most important regulatory organizations on a global level are the United Nations and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which is the global money laundering and terrorist financing ‘watchdog’. Their policies and recommendations are adopted by a wide range of countries (more than 200) as a standard and framework for their national regulations.

Besides those global organizations there are also regulators and laws on national levels which, depending on your market, could be relevant for your business. Some of the most relevant organizations in terms of international trade are for example the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the US or the European Commission in the EU. For more information on global and national regulations see our blog.

Global AML & KYC regulations are a complicated field to navigate especially for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Not only the complexity of the regulations itself make it difficult but often there are regulations from multiple countries or organizations to obey.

While the financial industry and other ‘high risk industries’ such as real estate have been required for a long time to have KYC processes in place, many other industries only now face stricter regulations due to global widespread of KYC and AML compliance requirements.

In general all businesses are required to adopt compliance programs and for example check their customers against Sanctions lists to understand the risk in doing business with their clients.

The risk for non-compliance with AML, KYC and Sanctions regulations includes high fines and penalties (see here our blog post about the cost of neglecting AML compliance), getting your business or yourself on a sanctions or watch list and/or could even involve prison sentences for executives and officers.

Testing sanctions.io

Check out our FREE Sanctions Lists Search right here on our website. Just enter a Name and see the results instantly. If you like you can even add more search filters such as Address, Country, Sanction List Name and Fuzziness Level. Try it out right now.

* Please consider that the free search does not cover all our Sanctions Lists and also does not utilize our Smart Search Technology.

Our FREE 7-Day Sanctions Check Trial gives you unlimited access to our Sanctions database through our API.

Just sign up for the trial right here (no worries, no credit card required). You can find the API documentation right in our customer portal as well as in our Knowledge Base.

You want to test our PEP data? Just use our Sandbox Environment where you can do unlimited testing with historic real data.

You want to test our API from a technical standpoint first before taking the next steps? No problem at all, we have you covered with our Sandbox environment. There you can test our API as much as you like with real (historic) data.

Just visit our Sandbox Environment and start testing. You can find our API documentation in the Sandbox as well as in our Knowledge Base.

Sanctions Compliance

Learn more about how to develop and set up an effective Sanctions Screening Process.

What is AML?

What does AML mean and why is it important in finance and unregulated industries.

AML Risk Assesment

What is an AML Risk Assessment, why is it important for your organization and what are the steps?

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