Anti-money laundering firm SmartSearch expands into mortgages

Ryan Bembridge

January 31, 2018

  1. SmartSearch – an anti-money laundering platform used by accountancy and law firms – has expanded into the mortgage and financial services industry.

The platform can verify both individuals and companies in the UK and internationally.

SmartSearch is utilised by a third of the top 100 accountancy firms by fee income and 25% of the top 200 law firms by turnover.

Martin Cheek, chief executive of SmartSearch, said: “With fraud on the rise and the fifth money laundering directive now needing to be implemented, there has never been a time when AML (anti-money laundering) services have been in greater demand.

“We have therefore specialised in making it quick, easy and cost effective for people across financial services to conduct the most robust range of searches in the UK not only on individuals but also on companies too.

“The value of this has been widely recognised across the legal and accountancy professions, while already a number of lenders, networks, IFAs and brokers have sought us out. It therefore made perfect sense at this crucial time, to make our anti-money laundering services available across the whole financial services market.”

SmartSearch is partnered with Experian, Equifax, Dow Jones and Companies House.

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