Watchlist & Media Screening

DocFox screens your clients daily against Anti-Money Laundering (AML) watchlists, and combs through billions of online news articles searching for relevant media.

What Is Screening According To FICA:​

Screening your clients against watchlist sanctions, Domestic Politically Exposed Persons (DPEPs), Foreign Politically Exposed Persons (FPEPs) and Prominent Influential Persons (PIPs) lists as well as adverse media is a critical element in determining a client’s risk profile and is a requirement imposed by FICA.

DocFox’s watchlist service provides ongoing, reliable, and efficient screening of your customer against a range of international lists that could indicate potential higher risks to you and your business.

DocFox will screen your client upon application as well as on an ongoing basis against these watchlists and will notify you of any potential matches.

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We Screen Against The Following:

Relevant media

If your client is making headlines or being mentioned in news articles this is something you will want to know as it may affect whether you choose to transact with them. DocFox Media Search is a comprehensive collection of mentions and articles of your client in the news.

Local & Global Sanctions Lists

Sanctions lists are compiled by governments and international bodies to prevent trade with those who are suspected of performing illegal activities. We will screen your customers against local and global sanctions lists including OFAC, UN, HMT, National Treasury and SAPS.

Prominent or Public Persons

These lists are compiled from volumes of research and are updated daily. Examples of these lists include Heads of State, Municipalities etc. Transacting with someone on this list will require you to perform enhanced due diligence, based on your RMCP risk-based approach.

DocFox Watchlist

Our comprehensive DocFox watchlist is included in our screening and provides global coverage for identifying Domestic Politically Exposed Persons (DPEPs) and Foreign Politically Exposed Persons (FPEPs) and Prominent Influential Persons (PIPs), including SA prominent individuals and their family members.

The DocFox watchlist includes:

On-going detection of bad actors.

Thoroughly screening your clients against watchlist sanctions, DPEP and FPEP lists as well as adverse media is a critical element in determining a client’s risk profile and is a requirement imposed by FICA. Protect your business and easily identify risk with our automated screening.

Comprehensive Screening

Our watchlist is based on exhaustive research from thousands of sources in multiple languages with millions of records covering all publicly available sanctions lists. Not only do we cover profiles of DPEPs, FPEPs and PIPs we also have their relatives and known associates in our database.

Fuzzy Name Matching

Our algorithms skilfully handle variations in names and spelling ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks. All thresholds and matching distances can be set by you so that you’re in line with your risk-based approach.

Continuous Monitoring

DocFox monitors your client list frequently, ensuring the results we pass onto you are relevant and up-to-date. Continuous monitoring ensures you are screening against the most recent records and if there are changes you are notified.

Relevant Media

DocFox collects the most relevant media articles and provides you with a link to the source to investigate. The search can be refreshed at any time to get the most up-to-date media. DocFox logs the date and time you visited the article.

Directive 8 screening of Employees

Directive 8 screening of Employees. This directive requires Accountable Institutions to screen employees. You can read more about the Directive, as well as how DocFox can assist here.

Everything you need to know about DPEPs, FPEPs and PIPs

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Read about the latest DPEP, FPEP, PIPs and Watchlist News:

DPIPs are now referred to as DPEPs (Domestic Politically Exposed Persons), FPPOs are now referred to as FPEPs (Foreign Politically Exposed Persons) and Prominent Influential Persons (PIPs) now form part of a new Schedule 3C.
When discussing Anti-Money Laundering there has always been the concept of a PEP which recognises that people in positions of power are more susceptible to bribery and corruption.
More often than not we see those who hold public or prominent positions in society make the headlines for links to financial crimes such as bribery, fraud or corruption.

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