Accuity Adds Eleven Caution Lists to Global WatchList

Skokie, IL – 19 March 2007

Accuity, a leading worldwide provider of financial data, software and services, announced that it has added eleven new lists to its Global WatchList product line – part of Accuity’s Compliance Suite. An industry-recognized source of compliance data, Global WatchList now includes over 50 regulatory due diligence (RDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD) and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) lists covering all major jurisdictions worldwide.

In order to avoid stiff penalties and reputational harm, financial institutions have a legal responsibility to exercise due diligence in order to determine if funds are derived from a corrupt source. Accuity’s RDD lists provide the information needed to screen for individuals and entities that have been identified through legislative or regulatory action or by executive directive as mandated by governments and regulatory agencies worldwide.

The following RDD lists are new to Accuity’s Global WatchList offering:
> Central Bank of Seychelles
> Central Bureau of Investigation India
> Mauritius Financial Services Commission
> Japan's Ministry of Finance
> Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
> Indian Ministry
> Chinese Ministry

The EDD lists from Accuity facilitate the thorough screening of customer and account data for individuals, entities and geographic areas that, while not specifically prohibited by regulatory agencies, have the potential to introduce considerable risks to the business.

The following EDD lists are new to Accuity’s Global WatchList offering:
> South African Police Service
> International Arms Traffickers
> UK Home Office
> Central Bank of Bahamas Cumulative Warning List

“Banks and other financial institutions have an obligation to effectively screen customers and transactions, so they look for the most comprehensive data available,” says Brent Newman, managing director of Accuity. “With frequent updates and a broad list offering—including these eleven newly-added lists—our Global WatchList serves as a financial institution’s single source for risk-related screening information.”

Global WatchList files are delivered ready-to-use within Accuity’s line of Screening Applications, including FACFilter®, FACS PC®, iFACS and FACLine™, or ready-for-incorporation within any internally developed or vendor-provided filtering engine.

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