AML Watchlist Screening Fortify Your Customer Base

AML Watchlist Screening - overview

In an evolving consumer landscape, maintaining compliance with KYC and AML regulations is critical to protecting your customer base and your reputation. AML Watchlist Screening provides powerful protection by screening users and businesses against more than 6,000 global watchlists and more than 20,000 adverse media sources.



Simple Integration

Integrating AML Watchlist Screening is fast and easy with the Trulioo end-to-end platform. Simply add it to your suite of capabilities for comprehensive identity verification.



Continuous Monitoring

Stay up to date on current sanctions, adverse media and politically exposed persons. Trulioo provides continuous monitoring of global watchlists to ensure AML and KYC compliance.



Custom Risk Thresholds

Remove unnecessary onboarding friction by leveraging customizable rules and risk thresholds that enable verification based on specific risk profiles.

195+ countries covered 5+ billion potential customers 700+ million verifiable entities 450+ data partners


Screen against sanctions lists to use an integral tool in the fight against financial crime. Governments and organizations can place restrictive measures on people or entities conducting illegal activities.

Sanctions screening

Politically Exposed Persons

Check for politically exposed persons who, through their political profile or influence, are more likely to be involved in financial crime.

Politically exposed

Adverse Media

Leverage adverse media sources to gather deeper insight about customers through print, online and broadcast media. The past criminal activity of a person or business is the most common type of adverse media.

Adverse media

How AML Watchlist Screening Works

Collect Necessary Data

A person or business submits personally identifiable information (PII) when creating an account.

Identify High-Risk Profiles

AML Watchlist Screening uses the PII to identify high-risk profiles against global watchlists, sanctions lists and adverse media sources.

Tap Into Global Intelligence

People or businesses are flagged if their name appears on any adverse media, sanction or politically exposed person list across the globe.

Stay Ahead of Emerging Risks

Screening doesn’t stop at onboarding. Customers are continuously monitored for safety and compliance.
Product sheet - AML Watchlist Screening

AML Watchlist Solution Sheet

Detect and Prevent Money Launderers During Onboarding

Discover how your business can help ensure compliance, reduce operational costs and streamline global operations.

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Why Choose Trulioo?

Superior Global Coverage

Verify globally by connecting to more than 450 data sources across 195 countries.

Reliable, Rapid Results

Leverage artificial intelligence insights to streamline your processes and power identity verification.

Strict Data Privacy

Trulioo follows privacy regulations and maintains ISO 27001 certification. We require our partners to meet the same standards.

You’re in Good Company

Find global success with Trulioo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about key industry terms and concepts.

What is AML watchlist screening?

Organizations that must comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations need to screen people or organizations against global law enforcement and sanctions lists to determine the risk those parties present.

What is a sanctions list?

Sanctions lists are a compilation of regulatory and enhanced due diligence lists from major sanctioning bodies around the world. They flag questionable users and businesses, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and suspected criminals.

What are the relevant sanctioning bodies?

Major sanctioning bodies include those from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the United Nations, the European Union, His Majesty’s Treasury, Interpol and thousands of other regulatory and law enforcement organizations.

When should watchlist screening be performed to ensure sanctions compliance?

Performing a watchlist screening after identity verification helps ensure screening data is accurate and legitimate. After an internal risk assessment, ongoing monitoring helps organizations stay up to date on changes to a customer’s status.

Why is AML screening important?

Transacting with customers who appear on PEPs or sanctions lists puts organizations at greater risk. Noncompliance could expose an organization to regulatory fines and reputational damage.

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