“Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

Governments around the world have allocated trillions of dollars to help companies and individuals survive the economic effects of Covid-19.  The pace and scale this funding has been provided in has left journalists, civil society and enforcement agencies struggling to catch up – as they attempt to investigate potential instances of fraud and other malfeasant … Continue reading “Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

10 reasons why KYC professionals rely on OpenCorporates

Millions of OpenCorporates company datapoints are utilised every month – either for free via our open website or at scale via our paid-for API and Bulk Data subscriptions. Many of those using the data are professionals working in: Know Your Customer (KYC), third party risk management, business onboarding or similar compliance related roles. Their challenge … Continue reading 10 reasons why KYC professionals rely on OpenCorporates

Company data at scale: when to use an API or a whole dataset in bulk? (Or both)

The ability to search for company data record-by-record is invaluable, but what about when you need the data at scale – such as to automate workflows, underpin a tech platform or connect it with other datasets? Whilst some company registries are still in the business of providing company data on CDs (anybody remember those?), two … Continue reading Company data at scale: when to use an API or a whole dataset in bulk? (Or both)

Case study: OpenCorporates’ data helps Encompass automate Know Your Customer due diligence

“OpenCorporates' company data, when combined with on demand registry, regulator and exchange information from Encompass, helps our customers understand the full picture about a customer or other third party – fast. This means they can make more informed decisions as part of their Know Your Customer or anti-money laundering activities”. Alan SamuelsHead of ProductEncompass Challenge … Continue reading Case study: OpenCorporates’ data helps Encompass automate Know Your Customer due diligence

Building a tech or data platform? Ask these 6 questions first

From procurement and supply chain management tools, to accounting or customer relationship management systems… what is the common theme across all these tech platforms (and more)? They all generate value for their users by helping them better understand the companies they’re dealing with, for example when a CRM tool charts interactions with a firm across … Continue reading Building a tech or data platform? Ask these 6 questions first

OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

TISCreport is an online platform with a bold ambition: to help end corruption, human rights abuses and environmental crimes.  It aims to deliver on this mission by shining a light on the companies that make up corporate supply chains using a range of data sources, especially those that take an open data approach.  Read on … Continue reading OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

The world was a very different place in December 2010.  The first iPad had just been released, Instagram had just been founded – and it also saw the launch of a small corporate transparency site called OpenCorporates. Since then, OpenCorporates has gone from little more than an idea to being an essential resource for thousands … Continue reading OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

Between 715 billion and 1.87 trillion Euros is laundered around the world each year, according to estimates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. That’s the equivalent of between 2 and 5 percent of global GDP. A key challenge in uncovering illicit financial flows is the incomplete picture analysts have, caused by poor … Continue reading Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

[Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

On-Demand Webinar Watch webinar recording > Black Box company data is holding back the fight against financial crime.  In a world where technology, transparency and inter-connected datasets are increasingly essential to uncover illicit activity involving companies – Black Box data is no longer fit for purpose. That’s why the White Box data revolution is underway: … Continue reading [Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program

The US government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was intended to be a lifeline for small businesses hit hard by the impact of Covid-19. In recent months, $659 billion in low-interest loans has been offered to businesses as an incentive to keep employees on their payroll despite the havoc caused by the pandemic. The US Small … Continue reading Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program