[Podcast] Partners in Crime: Behind the investigation into the abuse of LLPs by Transparency International UK

With countries like the UK and the US having anti-bribery laws and generally strong governance standards – some think that corruption is a problem for ‘somewhere else’. That’s also because corruption is hidden behind a veil of corporate opacity, often through legal entities acting as getaway vehicles instead of legitimate businesses.  But just how widespread … Continue reading [Podcast] Partners in Crime: Behind the investigation into the abuse of LLPs by Transparency International UK

Economic Crime Bill: 9 Recommendations from OpenCorporates

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill holds the promise to reduce the abuse of UK companies for illicit purposes such as financial crime. The bill is currently making its way through the UK Parliament, and we were pleased to contribute to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which scrutinises the legislation, with our … Continue reading Economic Crime Bill: 9 Recommendations from OpenCorporates

Israel: More company data now available on OpenCorporates

Good news: we’ve almost doubled the number of Israeli companies available to you in the OpenCorporates database. Foundational information about more than 686,000 Israeli companies is now accessible on our website, API and as Bulk Data, stretching back into the historic data the country’s official company register holds – the Israeli Corporations Authority at the … Continue reading Israel: More company data now available on OpenCorporates

New Jurisdiction: Illinois (2,800,000 companies)

A win for open data advocacy: official company data from Illinois is now available in OpenCorporates. The addition of over 2.8 million Illinois companies, including those incorporated in the third largest US city, Chicago, means that OpenCorporates now contains company information for all 50 US States (plus the District of Columbia) – exclusively collected from … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: Illinois (2,800,000 companies)

Where to find US company information?

Are you looking for information about companies in the United States? Finding US company information can be difficult. That’s because there’s no centralised official company information database in the US. US companies are registered mostly at the state level, so there’s a company register for each state – plus another for the District of Columbia … Continue reading Where to find US company information?

UK Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill: OpenCorporates provides expert input

Is the UK’s Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill up to scratch? The bill, designed to strengthen the UK’s defences against financial crime and promote corporate transparency (including long-promised reform to Companies House), is currently making its way through the UK Parliament on its way towards becoming legislation. A major provision in the Bill is … Continue reading UK Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill: OpenCorporates provides expert input

Transparency International UK uses OpenCorporates data to expose abuse of UK LLPs

What’s one thing that some of the most high-profile financial crime schemes have in common? The answer: UK companies. The Azerbaijani Laundromat? UK companies. The Troika Laundromat? UK companies. You get the idea – and financial crime compliance professionals won’t be surprised by this. The latest in this consistent trend comes via research from Transparency … Continue reading Transparency International UK uses OpenCorporates data to expose abuse of UK LLPs

Meet Andrew Dunn, Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Dunn joined OpenCorporates as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) late last year. He is an experienced leader of fast-growing and innovative technology companies, having been the CTO previously at Arachnys and Smarsh.  We sat down with Andrew to hear what some of the key challenges are when building a company data platform, what customers … Continue reading Meet Andrew Dunn, Chief Technology Officer

[Podcast] Former FBI International Corruption Unit Head on how data can connect the dots in cross-border financial crime investigations

Corporate opacity has long stood in the way of those investigating financial crime. Not only do shell companies and other opaque corporate structures hold us all back, but critical official data about companies is often siloed and difficult to use at scale. In this episode, we’re joined by a decorated investigator and one of the … Continue reading [Podcast] Former FBI International Corruption Unit Head on how data can connect the dots in cross-border financial crime investigations

Data4Good 2022 recognises OpenCorporates’ social impact with award

OpenCorporates has received industry recognition for the positive impact we have on society by receiving an award in the Data4Good Awards. Organised by the Enterprise Data Management Council and Chief Data Officer Magazine, the awards aim to “acknowledge and celebrate the exemplary use of data to best address global challenges in an effort to achieve … Continue reading Data4Good 2022 recognises OpenCorporates’ social impact with award