encompass has integrated in excess of 35 different data sources into our single platform, including the world’s leading information providers, official business registries and stock exchange and regulator listings.
We are constantly enhancing our products, by building on our connections to trusted, industry-leading global data sources covering company information, electronic ID verification, AML screening and property.
We are proud to continue our commitment to being the industry-leading KYC data aggregation platform globally.
why we are doing it
Ensuring compliance with internal Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) policies directly influences every company’s earnings and profits. Discovering complete ownership structure, screening and verifying key stakeholders across the world, is the essential basis for effective KYC. Banks and financial services firms across the globe spend hours traversing multiple data sources in order to gather ownership data from registries and data vendors, establish ultimate beneficial owners (UBO), complete screening checks, carry out identity verification and review adverse news.
With all of this to complete, whilst the customer is waiting to do business, KYC today is costly in both time and money.
encompass enhances collection, analysis and monitoring of data for our customers through unrivalled access to trusted global data sources, ensuring they definitely find beneficial owner/s, conduct AML screening and person identification, delivering the KYC answers they need with unprecedented speed and clarity, therefore providing cost and time efficiencies.
how this gives value
This expansion will allow encompass customers to access registries, regulators, stock exchange listings, government websites and other sources in each of the countries that we are targeting, allowing to build the full picture fast. Being able to connect effortlessly to the most in-depth and relevant data that encompass customers trust, will allow them to make better informed decisions faster.
jurisdiction South Africa
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa. All companies and close corporations in SA are required by law to register their companies and file annual returns with the CIPC.
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission Company Report
For more information, visit the CIPC website.
Financial Service Board (FSB)
An independent institution, established by statute to oversee the SA non-banking financial services industry.
Financial Services Board Company Registration
For more information, visit the FSB website.
National Credit Regulator (NCR)
Established as the regulator and is responsible for the regulation of the SA credit industry. The NCR is also tasked with the registration of credit providers, credit bureaux, debt counsellors; and enforcement of compliance with the Act.
National Credit Regulator Company Registration
For more information, visit the NCR website.
South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
The central bank of the Republic of South Africa.
South African Reserve Bank Company Registration
For more information, visit the SARB website.
THIRD PARTY DATA AGGREGATOR
Third Party Data Aggregator across different South African data sources. It provides data from more than 20 different suppliers.
SearchWorks CIPC Records
For more information, visit the SearchWorks website.
State of Delaware Department of State: Division of Corporations
Corporate Information on more than 1,000,000 U.S. and international corporations registered in the State of Delaware
State of Delaware Division of Corporations Entity search
For more information, visit the State of Delaware Department of State website
New York State Department of State
The official compiler of state agency rules and regulations and publisher of information on the State Constitution, the Great Seal of New York and other official state documents.
NYS DOS Entity search
For more information, visit the New York State Department of State website
Investment Adviser Public Disclosure
INVESTMENT ADVISOR FIRM SEARCH
A complete compilation of Investment Adviser Firms currently registered with the SEC and states securities regulators.
IAPD Investment Adviser Search (by Firm only)
For more information, visit the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website
BROKERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISOR SEARCH
Background and experience of financial brokers, advisers and firms.
FINRA Company Search
For more information, visit the FINRA Brokercheck website
National Futures Association (NFA)
Industry wide, self-regulatory organisation for the US derivatives industry, providing innovative and effective regulatory programmes.
NFA Basic search
For more information, visit the NFA website.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Independent agency to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system.
FDIC Bank Find Company Search
For more information, visit the FDIC website.
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
Independent federal agency created by the United States Congress to regulate, charter, and supervise federal credit unions.
NCAU Credit Report
For more information, visit the NCUA website.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
STOCK EXCHANGE LISTING
The largest stock exchange in the world, based in New York.
New York Stock Exchange Listings search
For more information, visit the NYSE website.
about Kalliopi Tsianou
Kalliopi came to encompass with a wealth of experience in product management gained in the Information Services and Professional Online Solutions industries. Her previous roles include LexisNexis, a leading global provider of technology solutions for the legal industry, and fast-growth start-ups disrupting the online services market with innovative legal and business solutions.
Connect with Kalliopi on LinkedIn.
Founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Roger Carson and Wayne Johnson, and operating from the UK, encompass is the creator of unique, innovative Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy that enable better, faster commercial decisions. The company is driven by the belief that the best decisions are made when people understand the full picture.
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