Get LEI code to Identify Business Globally.

Global legal entity identifier number in a standardized form. Governed by the GLEIF - Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation. Endorsed by G20 countries.

Secure Financial Transactions with LEI code

ISO 17442 - all organizations are eligible for the LEI code. It is needed by any legal entity whose activities incorporate financial transactions.

LEI code Level 2 Data
Who Owns Whom

Level 2 data enables the identification of the direct and ultimate parents of a legal entity and vice versa.

LEI News, Updates & Blog

17.01.2020

Blog. Part 1: A Brief History of LEIs…

Let us introduce a line of blog posts by a specially invited author and financial expert. The first part describes the history of LEI codes. The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data (Economist, 2017). Over 2 billion people born since the year 2000 are digital natives – people whose lives on and off-line are one and the same...

10.01.2020

ESMA publishes final SFTR guidelines with LEI reprieve

ESMA has released its final report on the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) along with amended validation rules for non-EU legal entity identifiers (LEIs) that threatened to “severely impact liquidity” under the original reporting timetable.

05.01.2020

Research Reveals That Wide Adoption of LEI codes Could Save Banks the Estimated U.S.$2-4 Billion per Annum

Research conducted by McKinsey on behalf of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has concluded that wider use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) across the global banking sector could save the industry U.S.$2-4 billion annually in client onboarding costs alone.

24.12.2019

The Value of the LEI for Central Banks

In June 2012, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its report, A Global Legal Identifier for Financial Markets which set out its recommendations and proposals to overcome the weaknesses in financial reporting by identifying participants in any financial transaction. On 28 May 2019, the FSB published the Thematic Review on Implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier.

04.12.2019

“Now is the appropriate time for the payment industry to begin its adoption of the LEI.,” says SWIFT

With 1.5m organizations around the world now registered with a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), the LEI has quickly proven its value as the “one identity behind every business”. The SWIFT Payment Market Practice Group (PMPG) states that “ LEIs have huge potential to improve the identification of parties within payment processes, increase efficiency across the system, and automate and improve sanctions and other similar checks.

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