About SmartSearch

We’re creating a world where businesses are safe from fraudsters and money launderers

Our team was responsible for creating one of the very first electronic AML services back in the early 2000s

Back then, regulatory bodies did not accept electronic identification as a viable alternative to documents such as passports, driving licenses and utility bills. But now, it is recognised as the most reliable, secure and efficient source of information for identity solutions, with the Fifth Money Laundering Directive now stipulating that electronic identification should be used wherever possible.

Now we’re multiple award winning and one of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.K.

Our unique and innovative online platform enables our customers to electronically identify UK and international individuals and businesses. It is the only Know Your Customer (KYC) solution that also provides full sanction and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) screening and ongoing monitoring, allowing clients to use this one piece of technology for all their AML compliance needs.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve regulated businesses with the most efficient and cost-effective client verification tools, delivering Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) information, ensuring our clients businesses remain compliant and protected.

Our "can do" philosophy and our ability to rapidly develop new advanced features is key to being the “Leading Service Provider" in this Marketplace, delivering the most comprehensive AML verification, Sanction & PEP screening platform.

How it works


We make an effort to understand your business before creating a tailor-made plan.


We set up our award-winning AML product and ensure you’re up to speed from day one.


We provide an Account Manager to guide and support you every step of the way.

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Our data sources

Our dual bureau platform which uses Experian & Equifax enables us to get the highest match-and-pass rate in the market at an impressive 90-95%. Learn more about our data partners below.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Factiva Watchlist is comprised of more than 1,100 worldwide Sanction and PEP lists. We host this database in-house and take updates every night to drive our screening and daily monitoring services.

Dow Jones

Equifax is a consumer credit reporting agency that collects and aggregates information on more than 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide.

Dow Jones

Experian is a multinational consumer credit reporting company that collects and aggregates information on more than a billion people, making it one of the largest Data Reference Agencies in the world.

Dow Jones

All forms of companies must be incorporated and registered with Companies House and file annual financial statements and company returns; we use this information to deliver our incorporated business data.

We’ve always been recognised for our achievements

The Queens Award

The Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation)

Financial Times and Statista

Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies

Ilkley Business Awards

Established Business of the Year

The Sunday Times

Profit Track

The Sunday Times
Sage ‘Tech Track 100’
MFG Awards
Best Anti-Fraud Service
Fintech Global
RegTech 100
Credit & Collections Technology Awards
Compliance & Regulatory Technology Solution
Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards
Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards
Mortgage Finance Gazette Award (Innovation - Non-Lenders)
UK Customer Service Award
Best Customer Retention and Loyalty
Ward Hadaway
Yorkshire's Fastest 50 Growing Businesses

We have over 3,500 customers, from start-ups to corporate giants

Did you know we’re hiring?

With many vacancies across different business areas, we're actively looking for talented individuals to join our growing team.

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