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Overview

BankCheck is a platform that provides secure access to a global database of banks and non-bank financial institutions. It was developed by Lacuna ClientScope and is supported by entity and ownership data from Bureau van Dijk.

With extensive global banking data at your fingertips, it’s ideal for facilitating your due diligence, risk assessment and payment repair activities.

You can make better, faster decisions while conducting your KYC client due diligence. BankCheck makes it easy to verify your customer’s identity, nature of business and understand their management and corporate structure. It also helps you to identify potential risk.

BankCheck is an ideal solution for streamlining your payment repair processes. It gives you fast access to over 810,000 Standing Settlement Instructions (SSI). You can access an SSI through a quick link when searching for a Business Identifier Code (BIC) to save you time and allow quick identification and navigation between company pages and information.

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How it helps you

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How it helps you

Get data on 7.5 million financial institutions

BankCheck includes information on insurance companies, savings and loans institutions, credit unions and holding companies and over 40,000 banks and bank branches – in all countries.

See a bank’s corporate structure

BankCheck covers banks, bank subsidiaries and affiliates, central and correspondent banks, and non-bank financial institutions. It offers you financial, payment and ownership information, as well as data on individuals associated with these financial institutions. BankCheck gives you a detailed view of a bank by showing its detailed corporate structure – helping to you streamline and automate your analysis.

Quickly reconcile entities using more than 130 entity identifiers

These include:


  • Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs)
  • International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs)
  • SWIFT Business Identifier Codes (BICs), including current BIC and history, and SWIFT MT094 messages advising of past and future changes to BICs
  • National Clearing Codes (NCCs), linked to BICs and including American Bankers Association (ABA) routing numbers. NCCs are routing codes for payments to an account without an IBAN
  • Clearing House Interbank Payments System Universal Identifiers (CHIPS UIDs)
  • GIIN, ISIN, RSSD ID and VAT/tax numbers

Identify, verify and link entities involved in (trans)national business activities

BankCheck provides a consistent data format, globally comparable metrics and an easy-to-use lookup tool. You can search for banks, branches or accounts; by country, address or entity identifier

Access payment information in one click

BankCheck gives you SWIFT BIC history and over 810,000 Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs) specifying beneficiary, clearing systems, SEPA, correspondent banks with BIC, intermediaries, account numbers and asset classes. This allows you to uncover and investigate financial, securities and trade transactions.

Identify global and domestic ultimate owners

BankCheck shows you 3.6 million global and domestic ultimate owners, including governments, public authorities, individuals, beneficial owners and minority shareholders, and subsidiary relationships.

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The data

BankCheck provides extensive coverage, while preserving data quality. BankCheck is supported by data from Bureau van Dijk’s Orbis. Orbis is the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies.

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Key benefits

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Key benefits

  • A fast, intuitive interface streamlines your experience and makes it easy to conduct analyses.
  • It’s a scalable solution and you can make significant savings with per user tier pricing.
  • You can streamline and automate your preliminary risk assessment for faster decision-making.
  • You can give feedback, seek assistance, upload your own or third-party data, and request new features and additional content through the Enquiry Research Information Centre (ERIC), a secure and responsive online communication channel with Lacuna’s support analysts.