Ultimate solution for adverse media screening

Build comprehensive risk profiles of your customers with our adverse media screening service. It covers more than 50,000 globally curated and highly trusted news sources.

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Credible sources

World-class media agencies handpicked by our team of experts.

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Structured profiles

Screen against a database of structured individuals and company profiles. 

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Simple & quick integration

Cut down integration time and effort with our powerful SDKs & APIs.

High quality news articles

The global news landscape changes quickly, and breaking stories often suggest that customers and other parties pose an increased reputational or compliance risk ahead of official confirmation.

Our Adverse Media screening service is a powerful compliance tool that assists businesses in anticipating and identifying risks to stay ahead of bad actors.

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Credible news sources

Our adverse media sources are constantly vetted for accuracy and veracity, and are updated daily in real-time to ensure you are ahead of bad actors.

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Enriched live profiles

We compile all adverse media you need into comprehensive and structured profiles to help your team succeed. 

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Screen against a database of structured individuals and company profiles

Accessing millions of profiles from thousands of sources using a standard structured format simplifies due diligence for your MLRO and operational teams. No more browsing endless articles.


Know if potential customers have been disbarred or mentioned negatively in the media

ComplyCube’s media coverage spans cases of corruption, financial and tax crime, trafficking, director disqualifications, stock exchange and official register disbarments, organized crime, and much more.

Extensive coverage for Adverse Media check.

Adverse Media Screening Requirements

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) adverse media screening guidelines advocate that organizations deploy “verifiable adverse media searches” to build out their client’s risk profiles and understand the nature of the business they are in.

The EU, UK’s FCA, MAS, HKMA, and other competent bodies worldwide underline the importance of adverse media screening to build more comprehensive customer risk profiles and enhance the effectiveness of AML/CFT controls. 

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Global customer screening

ComplyCube’s coverage spans 220 countries and territories. With thousands of global, regional, and local public and commercial lists, you can seamlessly scale and expand into markets.

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Quality assured

Our adverse media sources are selected by our team of FinCrime specialists and Research Analysts (RA). The content and sources are updated daily in real-time to ensure you are ahead of bad actors

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Our AML & KYC services are available across all major systems, including iOS, iPad OS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. Our SDKs and hosted solutions offer UX-optimized capture components that can be dropped into your application in a matter of minutes.

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Powering publicly listed companies across the globe, ComplyCube meets stringent security, data privacy, and risk management requirementsData is encrypted at rest and in motion, with a rich audit trail and Roled-based Access Controls (RBAC) available out-of-the-box.

Adverse media types

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Business risks

  • Anti-competitiveness
  • Association risk
  • Information rights
  • Intellectual property 
  • Financial difficulty
  • Management issues
  • Ownership issues
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  • Environmental issues
  • Product issues
  • Service issues
  • Production issues
  • Supply chain issues
  • Trafficking
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  • Corruption
  • Fraud Issues
  • Regulatory
  • Sanctions
  • Disbarments
  • Organized crime
  • Terrorism
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Social & labor

  • Health & safety
  • Discrimination
  • Workforce rights
  • Human rights
  • Workforce disputes
  • Tax Crime

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Watchlist Screening

ComplyCube’s comprehensive coverage of global AML watchlist sources and flexible automation features ensures that you comply with the most stringent regulations.

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Sanctions & PEP Screening

Our market-leading screening capability provides extensive coverage on sanctioned and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) individuals, companies, and associations.

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Real-time continuous monitoring

Keep on top of your Ongoing Due Diligence (ODD) obligations with ease, using our continuous monitoring service. You’ll get notified in real-time should your customers’ status change.

Frequently asked questions

Our solution provides extensive structued profiles for both individuals and companies.

In addition to our own proprietary sources, we draw data from over 200+ governing bodies, research bureaus, and trusted data brokers. We also incorporate thousands of Adverse Media on both the national and international levels induding Director and officer disbarments, disciplinary actions, and disqualifications, regulatory and compliance breaches such as allegations made by competent authorities such as the FCA and SEC.

Yes, our solution checks customers in real-time at onboarding. Moreover, we have a continuous monitoring option that sends real-time notifications should a customer appear in an Adverse Media source.

Our Adverse Media database is updated multiple times a day to ensure we have the most up-to-date information.