About SmartSearch

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

Our specialist team created one of the first electronic anti-money laundering platforms back in the early 2000s, and has been innovating ever since

When we launched our first electronic AML solution in 2004, regulatory bodies were nervous about using electronic identification instead of physical documents such as a driver's license, Social Security card or United States Passport. But our pioneering approach proved to be ahead of its time. Fast forward to now, and Electronic verification (EV) is not just a viable alternative to manual checks, it is the most robust, reliable and efficient identification and verification solution. The BSA states that non-documentary methods are to be used as part of a client’s risk-based procedures outlined within your CIP to verify a customer’s identity.

Join over 50,000 users at one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the US & Europe

Most US AML solutions provide either ID checks, Sanction and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) screening or ongoing monitoring. SmartSearch is different; it can perform all three, making it the only Customer Identification Platform (CIP) that provides full AML checks, Sanction, PEP and adverse information screening, and ongoing monitoring all from one easy to use platform.

Our Mission Statement
Our mission is simple – provide businesses with the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective AML solution on the market. SmartSearch delivers a fully comprehensive Customer Identification Program, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks including screening for Sanctions and PEPs, Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Enhanced CDD and ongoing monitoring all from one simple to use system. What's more, our 'can do' attitude combined with our advanced technical knowledge and ability to innovate and develop new and advanced features, means we can bring together all the latest technologies, resources and information to ensure we remain the market leader and you remain compliant.
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

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We get to know you and your business so we can create a bespoke plan to fit your needs and budget.

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We set you up with our award-winning easy-to-use AML solution

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We assign you your own dedicated customer success manager who will be there to guide you, support you and answer any questions you may have

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Our data sources

We bring together leading data sources from across the globe to get the highest match-and-pass rate in the market. Find out more about our data partners below.
Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Factiva Watchlist is the most comprehensive global source of known high-risk individuals and entities. It is comprised of more than 1,100 worldwide Sanction and PEP lists to ensure accurate and up to date coverage to support AML screening. We host the Dow Jones database in-house; its daily updates drive our screening and daily monitoring services.

Dow Jones

Experian is a multinational consumer credit reporting agency. It collects and collates information on more than a billion people making it one of the three largest global data reference agencies in the world. 

We are always being recognized for our achievements in innovation and for how well we look after our customers and employees

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The Queens Award

The Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation)

2019
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Financial Times and Statista

Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies

2019
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Northern Tech Awards

Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies

2019
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Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards

Mortgage Finance Gazette Award for (Innovation - Non-Lenders)

2019
Financial Times and Statista
Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies
2019
UK Customer Service Award
Best Customer Retention and Loyalty
2019
Ward Hadaway
Yorkshire’s Fastest 50 Growing Businesses
2019
Credit & Collections Technology Awards
Compliance & Regulatory Technology Solution
2019
Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards
Innovation
2019

We have more than 4,000 customers, from small start-ups to blue-chip giants and everything in between



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