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Due Diligence Repository to Provide KYC Data for Compliance

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A new Due Diligence Repository has been created to provide banks with ‘know your client’ data needed to carry out compliance checks. The service has been developed by Bankersalmanac.com and in association with the Wolfsburg Group – a group of twelve global banks working towards standards for various regulatory requirements. It aims to provide a centralized database of compliance-related documents alongside Bankersalmanac.com’s data of head office details, group structure, ownership and subsidiaries, key personnel and financials. Says Kerry Hewson, publishing director of Bankersalmanac.com, “The demands of Know Your Customer standards and Anti-Money Laundering measures mean it is becoming increasingly important for banks to have adequate controls, procedures and audit trails in place to protect themselves from reputational, operational and legal risks.”

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