How to use the lei search tool?
To conduct an LEI Search enter the company name or LEI number of any company in the search bar above.
When you would like to find out more about a company, an LEI search will provide important data about the company, and most of all you will have faith that it is a real registered company and they are who they say they are.
Alternatively, you may want to use the LEI Look Up to check the current status of your LEI record. It may be in need of annual renewal, or you may require it for a particular transaction and need to get a reminder of what your 20 digit LEI code is.
What does lei status mean?
Conducting an LEI check will reveal the entity LEI Status. This will tell you whether the information contained within the record is likely to be valid or needs to be renewed. If the LEI code has not been renewed recently, it may contain outdated data.
Issued The Lei is currently active, but will need to be renewed annually.
Lapsed The LEI has expired and the data has not been renewed.
What information will the legal entity identifier search tool provide?
The purpose of the Entity identifier is to provide standardised information of participants in the global financial system. The LEI was created to bring transparency around who is who and who owns whom.
LEI Daa is reliable and up to date. The data contained on any LEI record includes:
- Company registered name
- Company number
- Date of incorporation
- Registered Address
- Company Form (e.g. Limited Company)
- Type (branch, corporation, sole trader)
- Parental structure (e.g. Google owned Alphapbet)
- Renewal date
Can the lei search 2.0 be used for kyc (know your customer)?
The LEI finder can also be used to improve your organisations KYC processes. If you would like to add an extra layer of security to your KYC process, start using the LEI Look Up today.
It is the perfect addition to any internal organisational process which involves identity checks. The tool is free to use and the data is global, reliable (corroborated with local RA sources) and updated daily!
Regulators and financial institutions currently implement an LEI check as part of their KYC checks. A companies LEI verification allows the most vital data to be captured when onboarding new customers.
A recent study conducted by McKinsey discovered that replacing current, outdated KYC techniques with a simple LEI check can save the global banking industry between $2 - 4 Billion US Dollars annually.
With access to the LEI database, banks are able to identify trends and money laundering threats with more efficiency. Because of the global nature of the LEI system banks can put processes in place to block, intercept or alert authorities to suspected illegal activity.
The GLEIF LEI Search 2.0 or alternatively our API powered LEI 2.0 search tool provides free and unlimited access to the global LEI database for regulators and market participants alike.
We are here to help…
If you are having trouble locating a particular entity, or finding out about their LEI code, or perhaps cannot find your own LEI code please contact us. Our team are very experienced in navigating the LEI database and will be happy to help you conduct KYC checks free of charge.