The API for Sanctions & PEP Data

sanctions.io is the developer friendly API for Sanctions & PEP screenings.

Try our API right here and search for any name in our Sanctions database (doesn’t include PEP data):

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High Quality Data

AML & KYC Screening built into your own Application

The sanctions.io API provides reliable and constantly updated data from
global Sanctions, PEP and Crime Lists – ready to be built into your own solution.

Sanctions Lists Scan

Our Sanctions Check is based on data from the most relevant organizations such as OFAC, United Nations, European Union etc. Our database is updated every 15 minutes. See here a list of covered Sanctions lists.

PEP Lists Scan

Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Check is based on a manually sourced agenda of worldwide elections (both national and regional). All data are reviewed and updated as soon as new election results are available.

Crime Data Scan

We are constantly adding new data sources. Soon we are including Interpol’s and FBI’s most wanted lists.

RESTful API

Developer friendly, easy to implement and Enterprise-scale RESTful API with a guaranteed uptime of more than 99.99%. 

Why sanctions.io?

Why you should work with us

sanctions.io is a reliable partner who provides High Quality Data, Reliable Technology and all this with the right Partnering Mindset.

High Quality Data

Sanctions Data

Our Sanctions Lists Check is based on data from the most relevant organizations such as OFAC, UN, European Union etc.

PEP Data

Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Check is based on a manually sourced agenda of worldwide elections on both, national and regional level.

Crime Data

We are constantly adding new data sources. We just included Interpol’s Red Notices and will be adding soon FBI’s most wanted list.

Reliable Technology

Simple API

Our simple RESTful API with various endpoints is easy to integrate into your solution.

Reliable

Our API including all backend systems are Enterprise Ready with 99.99% uptime - guaranteed.

Competitive Pricing

sanctions.io is the most cost effective API for Sanctions and PEP screenings on the market.

Partnering Mindset

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.

Start-Up friendly

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

Try before you buy

From a free sanctions check on our website, a sandbox environment where you can go wild to a personal free trial with real data - try us any way you like.

Pricing

Simple Pricing

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

Sanctions Lists

High Volume Scanning
$ 399 per 10k API calls
  • Sanctions Lists
  • Interpol's Red Notices
  • Annual Subscription

PEP Data

Pre-Paid
$ 499 per 2,000 API calls
  • High quality PEP data
  • Annual Subscription
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Please get in touch with us for our ‘Enterprise pricing’ for high volume Sanctions and/or PEP lists checks.

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 and PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) 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.

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.

The latest sanctions.io news

Find here our latest Blog posts and Knowledge Base articles

Why Sanctions Lists and PEP Screenings are Important for any Business

Know your customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) screenings are essential for any firm to remain compliant with international regulations...

Read MoreFebruary 14, 2021

AML Guide for the Gaming & Gambling Industry

Complying with AML regulations is essential for all regulated businesses – this includes those in the gaming and gambling industry....

Read MoreDecember 5, 2020