LEI SEARCH AND LOOKUP
What is LEI Search?
A unique feature of Legal Entity Identifiers is the open database created by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Companies can use this open database to add value in areas such as Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML checks. The transparency of entity identification helps create business transactions with higher levels of trust and lower levels of fraud or malicious activity.
The LEI search tool allows you to see;
- an entities ownership structure,
- headquarter address,
- LEI issuer,
- verification status,
- LEI issuance date,
- last modified date and
- renewal date.
How Do I Use LEI Search?
Anyone can access and use the LEI Search tool to find an existing LEI.
You can search by company name or by LEI Number and the search tool will find and display the LEI information automatically. You can also filter by country to reduce the number of results you get.
What makes the database so trustworthy, is the ability for anyone to challenge data in a Legal Entity Identifier. If you think there is something wrong with the LEI data, you can tell us by clicking ‘Challenge LEI’ at the bottom of the results page and choosing between a simple challenge (writing in words what you think is wrong) or requesting a full validation and renewal of LEI.