OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we’ll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. —————————- How much dirty Chinese cash is washed through the UK? Private Eye used our data and found an … Continue reading Impact Round-up: May
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
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
‘Verification’ is frequently said to be a critical step in generating high-quality beneficial ownership information. What’s less clear is what is actually meant by verification, and what are the key factors in the process. In fact, verification is not one step, but three.
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
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)
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