Bankers Almanac: Counterparty KYC


Bankers Almanac Risk & Compliance Portfolio is a suite of scalable solutions that can help reduce your counterparty KYC burden. They offer a single source for information and documentation to support due diligence and help you reduce the manual time spent searching and collating information.

Bankers Almanac: Counterparty KYC offers unrivalled intelligence on global financial institutions, enabling you to efficiently perform your Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence activities on new financial counterparties and existing business partners. Through Bankers Almanac: Counterparty KYC you have access to:

  • Information on more than 21,500 banks globally, plus non-banking FIs and credit unions
  • 194,000+ operating entities
  • Over 266,000 SSIs, 117,000+ SWIFT/BIC codes and 126,000+ ownership links
  • Bank ownership hierarches, including direct and indirect owners and subsidiary relationships
  • Corporate actions history, including mergers and acquisitions, name changes, and licence revocations
  • Comprehensive personnel details, including board members and department contacts
  • Easy access to the information you need the most, with powerful search and browse functionality and alert options

All Bankers Almanac content is proactively researched and maintained by a dedicated team of over 140 data analysts, covering 20 languages, located throughout the world. They follow a rigorous methodology to provide data sourced directly from the world’s banks. This information helps you make key business decisions, assess the potential risk of on-boarding new correspondent partners, and ensure regulatory compliance.

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Complementary products include Bankers Almanac: Due Diligence, containing over 630,000 completed and date stamped KYC documents to help fulfil your audit requirements, Bankers Almanac: Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, providing details of over 9,800 UBOs down to 0.1% ownership, and Bankers Almanac: Regulatory Views, offering early insight into the potential risk presented by sanctioned and state-owned entities within a counterparty’s ownership structure.

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Know your customer checks (KYC) & due dilligence | Bankers Almanac: Counterparty KYC

Helping you to improve your KYC performance
Bankers Almanac: KYC helps to enhance your understanding of your counterparties, improve your operational efficiency and lower costs by providing access to comprehensive data on the world’s banks in one convenient location.

  • Improve your KYC research efficiency and save time with advanced search on financials, services, personnel, merger & acquisition history, co-ownership, credit rating, payments information and more
    • Access documentation that has been proactively requested, confirmed and date stamped by our team of 140 data analysts
    • Quickly search by institution name, SWIFT/BIC, IBAN, and unique Bankers Almanac ID
  • Ensure you stay informed with alerts and bulletin boards
    • With our fully automated API solution for event driven KYC reviews, you can focus on decision-making rather than time consuming and repetitive manual research activities
    • Alternatively, with our online web app you can receive alerts, highlighting the latest information regarding corporate action events such as mergers, acquisitions and licence suspensions, whilst also receiving weekly updates highlighting when new documents are added (available for Bankers Almanac: Due Diligence subscribers – see complementary products below)
  • Be able to identify potential risk with charts of ownership structures
    • View charts of entity ownership structures including direct and indirect owners and subsidiaries by ownership percentage
    • Identify potential areas of interest easier by navigating complex ownership structures quickly and with less manual intervention

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Bankers Almanac: Due Diligence

A single, central source of documents gathered directly from financial institutions, central banks and regulators to support you when conducting due diligence checks on your correspondent counterparties.