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Personal AML Search

Personal AML Search is the UK standard in anti-money laundering customer due diligence screening for individuals.  It's quick, simple and verifies the identity of your customers in real-time.

A simplified AML search is offered for low risk assessments and an enhanced AML search is offered for low, medium and high risk assessments.  The enhanced search includes additional positive and negative verification of identity, date of birth and address.

Personal AML Search is fully compliant with the European Union’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive. In addition to electronic screening and automated risk assessments, it also offers the following benefits:

  • integral document management to add, manager and certify client documents
  • automated record keeping and audit with secure removal of expired data
  • compliance reporting, with downloadable reports
  • screening of alert lists to ensure ongoing due diligence. You will receive an automated alert if the documentation or data is found to be non-compliant.

For more information on the recent AML legislation and what it means for conveyancers, please see our frequently asked questions.

You are required to register for AML products and this process should be carried out initially by your Money Laundering Officer, by entering the company's Information Commissioners Office (ICO) number, when prompted. All colleagues covered by the same ICO number are then automatically registered.

The process is designed to be as intuitive as possible, but, if you should have any difficulties, please refer to our user guide.

For a step-by-step guide to ordering AML products please refer here. 

Product Details

Simply register for the AML service on the Geodesys website by providing your company’s ICO number, and you're ready to start searching (if you don’t know your ICO number, a link to the ICO’s search function is provided).

You won’t need any specialist money laundering or AML Search training. All you need to do is enter your client’s details. The search is carried out instantly and has many useful features, including:

Key features

Why is this important?

Searches the full electoral roll and Post Office address file.

This provides a clear indication regarding the authenticity of a client's details.

Checks stolen passport records.

Stolen passports are often used by criminals to verify their identity.

Checks the Bereavement Register and HALO File (the deceased fraud prevention system).

Fraudulent activity is often carried out using the identity of a deceased person.

Identifies if a person appears on any CIFAS documented Fraud Data and Cases.

Any named person appearing on CIFAS list of fraud cases will be extremely high risk. 

Searches for County Court Judgements and BAI’s (Bankruptcies, Administrative Orders, Insolvencies).

People appearing on any of these lists are proven to be higher risks in relation to possible identity fraud. 

Checks the HM Treasury Sanctions File (Terrorist File), Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) File and the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals File.

This identifies terrorists, people who have been entrusted with a prominent public function (or a close relative or known associate of that person), and individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific.

People identified as being on any of these lists are deemed to be high risk.

Uses one intuitive system without the need of specific systems or AML training.

Multiple checks are carried out instantly, significantly reducing your office administration.

Enables you to rapidly process your customers.

Helps to avoid unnecessary delays or costs further down the line.

  • Quick and simple
  • Verifies customer's identity
  • High quality data sources
  • Early detection of risk
  • Peace of mind