Encompass Wins Best KYC/KYB Innovation

Scotland-based fintech, Encompass Corporation, just announced that Aite-Novarica Group, a global advisory firm, has awarded them the winner of the 2022 Fraud & AML Impact Awards’ Best Know Your Customer/Business (KYC/KYB) Innovation.

The award recognises the fintech for its capacity to combine a huge number data sources, technology and expertise to deliver best in class corporate KYC due diligence with automation. 


Alex Ford, President, North America at Encompass, said: 

“By automating the KYC process, financial institutions can pursue aggressive growth agendas and scale while avoiding additional compliance costs. Our platform is used by banks across the globe to significantly improve the onboarding experience of their clients while also future-proofing technology and processes. We’re grateful to be recognized by Aite-Novarica Group for our innovative approach, which brings speed, accuracy and control.”


Encompass’ platform gives financial institutions access to real-time to global public and premium data sources, enabling:

  • Search based on pre-defined policy using only bank-approved sources; 
  • Mapping of ultimate beneficial ownership and corporate hierarchy;
  • Screening of entities for PEPs, sanctions and adverse media;
  • Cross-checking documents, matching and merging data;
  • And the automatic creation of a complete audit trail in real time.


Winners were selected by a global panel of experts on fraud and AML

Encompass will be presented with the AML Impact Award at the fifth annual Financial Crime Forum, taking place from September 18-19 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.