OneSearch Direct form alliance with global AML experts GBG

OneSearch DirectOneSearch Direct, the largest local search data company in the UK, today announced their affiliation with GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence. As part of an ongoing mission to combat ID fraud, OneSearch Direct now offers fully integrated GBG Anti-Money Laundering and Document Checks on their online ordering platform, allowing for strengthened levels of compliance. With access to reference data for more than 4 billion people around the world, it is easier than ever to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process digitally.

The Office of National Statistics reported almost 3.5 million cases of fraud for year ending December 2016, of which an estimated 2.5 million are bank and credit account fraud, however, this is thought to be significantly understated due to under-reporting. According to the National Crime Agency, Money Laundering costs the UK around £24 million a year.

Firms performing GBG AML Checks through the OneSearch Direct platform will obtain results within minutes, including the following checks as standard:

  • UK Credit Header Database
  • UK National Identity Register
  • UK Landline Telephone Database
  • UK Deceased Persons Database
  • UK NCOA (Alert Flag) Database
  • International Sanctions (Enhanced)
  • International PEP (Enhanced) Database check

The Document Check includes International Passport Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) and UK Driving License Algorithm checks.

Elizabeth Jarvis, Managing Director, OneSearch Direct, comments:

“As the nation’s largest search data company, it’s only right that we align ourselves with such a huge player in global identity verification. The level of detail in the database checks makes us confident that firms can rely on GBG to verify their clients’ identity. What’s especially great about the AML range is that the products can each be purchased on our order platform as a standalone product, so firms across a wide variety of industries are better placed to check the authentication of individuals, and flag any fraud warnings or sanctions.

“With the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive transposition coming into fruition, we thoroughly recommend that all firms make our AML Checks a standard part of every transaction. Not only will it improve compliance at company level, it will help fight against this blight on our economy.”

Nigel Clark, General Manager, GBG, comments:

“As a global leader in electronic verification GBG are delighted to be working with OneSearch in the areas of anti-money laundering, compliance and anti-fraud.

“GBG are strong advocates of protecting the consumer and businesses alike, and by being part of OneSearch Direct’s continual use of best practice and best of breed partners, we are very pleased to be able to assist by checking and confirming the identity of every individual during a property transaction. This process will ensure a friction free experience for the end customer, whilst also ensuring that trust is maintained for all parties.”

To order an AML product, or to find out more about OneSearch Direct, call the Service Introduction Team on 01782 433 270, visit or call main Headquarters on 0800 052 0117.

To find out more about GBG, visit or call 0844 888 1136.

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