Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

With new members joining the OpenCorporates community and the wider open data community, we get many requests for suggested reading. So, we’ve created a very long reading list and divided it into themes. We’ll share this in the coming weeks bit by bit but this is also a call for contribution! Tell us what we’ve … Continue reading Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

A recent investigation by the Private Eye found 4,300 companies registered at a London address with Chinese officers. Amongst these is a company which acts as a company secretary to 3,700 anonymous companies (read their full investigation here). How did they do this? With the powerful OpenCorporates API/data dump, which allowed them to find directors … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register

There has been compelling evidence that UK's property market is being used as a harbour for dirty money. Here are some of the reports which have investigated this issue: Mystery on Baker Street by Global Witness Faulty Towers by Transparency International UK London Property: A top destination for money launderers by Transparency International UK and Thomson … Continue reading Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register

New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)

We're pleased to announce that we've just added company data from Curaçao to OpenCorporates. Around 130,000 companies have been added, using data from Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This also makes it our 123rd jurisdiction. Curaçao is located in the Dutch Caribbean region, just north of the Venezuelan coast, and it’s one of the … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)

The development process at OpenCorporates – Part 1: The weekly cycle

Introduction We are about to expand the development team at OpenCorporates, and thought this was a good opportunity to explain a little about our development process. In part, because it’s always interesting to understand how teams structure their development process; in part because it’s the sort of thing every good developer would want to know. … Continue reading The development process at OpenCorporates – Part 1: The weekly cycle