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16 December 2019

Make your regulatory classification more efficient, less reliant on client outreach

If you’re a bank or financial institution you’ll need to report on some of the clients you onboard, to comply with tax-related regulations.

We built Classification Catalyst to help with key challenges around determining whether and how to report on your clients:

  • Efficiently separating NGOs and other irrelevant entities from those that require Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and other regulatory reporting
  • Relying on time-consuming client questionnaires and outreach
  • Searching for reliable information using patchy and disparate public sources
  • Finding customizable reporting tools for your specific portfolios and geographies


Classification Catalyst helps you meet these challenges

Classification Catalyst pulls company information from our Orbis database, named the Best Entity Data Solution for 2 years in a row, to help you classify entities in your portfolio. With information on companies in all countries, it helps you classify your client’s status in the time it takes to search for and validate their name.


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We applied a scoring method, using a decision-tree model, to create Classification Catalyst. It does the work for you, centralizing your research and reducing the need for client outreach and people power.


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How Bureau van Dijk can help you

Certainty is a highly-prized commodity in business. Data might be getting bigger all the time, but this only makes extracting value from it more difficult.

In capturing and treating private company information we aim to give you more certainty – and help you make better decisions and work more efficiently.



Our solutions are designed to help different business challenges and streamline your workflow. Many of our customers blend our information with their own internal data to get a more complete picture of the companies in their ecosystem.

Try our more certain approach –
welcome to the business of certainty.