Napier client screening

A simple solution for your customer screening requirements./

Napier Client Screening helps financial institutions fulfil compliance obligations with on-going large-scale customer screening and re-screening capabilities to give significant operational efficiencies.

Our customer screening module was developed to address the need for a simple, cost- effective screening solution that can scale with an organisation’s risk policy.

Napier Client Screening combines best-in-class technology with a modern intuitive graphical interface that allows you to review cases and data in multiple views and easily manage workflows.

It is easy to deploy and operate, and can automatically screen clients at relevant intervals against sanctions, PEP and other watchlists.

The system provides a full audit trail on all user- and system-generated actions and automates processes throughout the workflow.

Screening Command Centre
Integrated Sandbox
Intelligence Data Explorer
AI Advisor

Napier's screening software for KYC

AML regulations require organisations to screen customers as part of KYC checks at onboarding. Our client screening software enables regulated organisations to screen their clients against any variation of list including PEPs and sanctions lists from multiple bodies such as OFAC, the UN and the EU to ensure full protection from regulatory breaches and fines.  

Screening tools for KYC and AML

Screening tools facilitate KYC checks at onboarding, client screening, and transaction screening, to help organisations comply with regulations.

Client screening tools for banks help to ensure that during the KYC and onboarding process, customers are not on a sanctions list, or have records of adverse media against them that may, expose the organisation to financial crime risks.

Napier Client Screening solution facilitates ongoing screening and can be carried out daily to give organisations reassurance about who their customers are.

Transaction screening is also important to ensure organisations do not engage in business with an organisation or individual who may be sanctioned or on a watchlist. Transaction screening occurs at the point of receiving or sending a payment.

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Zero impact on day-to-day operations

Organisations can test new rules on production data in the integrated sandbox before going live, with zero impact on day-to-day operations.

Reduced false positives

The build, test and deploy capability gives organisations greater control to calibrate rules  thereby reducing volumes of unnecessary alerts.

AI Advisor speeds up decision-making

AI Advisor helps analysts to review alerts faster by identifying false positives in customer screening and explaining why it was identified.

Increased operational efficiency

The integrated no-code rule-builder and sandbox, the intuitive workflows and case management, the high rates of false positive and negative reduction all deliver increased efficiencies across the board.

Reduced costs

Flexible deployment options, modern scalable architecture and increased operational efficiencies all contribute to a lowered total cost of ownership.

Our Client Screening clients include./


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Command Centre

Napier’s Client Screening Command Centre gives compliance team leaders a top-down view of key screening activity and team workflow progress on a single dashboard.

Team leaders can easily see current screening configurations and history; and view customers that are creating the most alerts.

The Command Centre also provides a graphical view of team activity and workflows - highlighting any issues with backlog, workload and performance.

Intelligence Data Explorer

The Intelligence Data Explorer makes relevant intelligence data easily consumable and quickly accessible to team members.

A graphical timeline allows users to view a customer’s history at a glance to make informed decisions about their matching and resolution history.

Highly efficient alert
review process

The system automatically highlights data for review so analysts can see at a glance what needs to be investigated.

Furthermore, analysts can explore all customer and intelligence data in a single page, removing the need to switch between windows or systems.

Bulk operations and keyboard shortcuts make workflows easier to manage by shortening the time it takes to conduct a review.

Enhanced matching capabilities

Natural language processing and advanced matching algorithms reduce volumes of false positives significantly, enabling analysts to focus on alerts that need investigation.

The matching engine in Napier Client Screening boasts robust cross-language support and a linguistic knowledge matching capability to support 18 languages including simplified Chinese and Arabic.  

The system automatically suggests matches on entities that would have previously been missed due to localisation, nicknames and synonyms, improving the alert rate.

Integrated sandbox to test screening configurations

Unique to Napier, the integrated sandbox allows users to fine-tune screening configurations based on results from actual data, before committing changes to the live environment.

This allows users to understand the impact any changes will have and offers direct comparison with the current configuration.

AI Advisor

AI Advisor helps analysts to review alerts faster by identifying false positives in customer screening. Using artificial intelligence to analyse matches, AI Advisor supports a rule-based approach and offers insights to help the analyst in the decision-making process.

AI Advisor provides the key factors that were influential generating its insights in plain terms. This ensures users can understand why an alert has been created, enabling them to make informed decisions on the quality of the match.

The additional insights from AI Advisor, which analyses multiple variables over and above the rules criteria, help to reduce false positives further, by up to 40%. This is a time-saving benefit that significantly enhances the existing rates of up to 80% false positive reduction that our screening solutions offer if used without AI Advisor.

Worry-free list management

Sanctions lists can change on a daily basis, and one list update can involve dozens or even hundreds of changes.

With Napier Client Screening, list updates are fully managed, including quality checks.

Users can select which lists they want applied to their screening. In addition to public sanctions lists, users can maintain their own private lists and individual whitelists can be created to reduce the volume of alerts received.

“As financial services becomes more complex, it is critical to have a solid and future-proofed AML platform for the most rigorous compliance. Napier’s solution has additional capabilities for when we need them, and the full managed service means huge savings in time and effort for our IT team.”

Alan Olcayto
Head of Compliance

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Our solutions./

Transaction Monitoring

Dramatically reduce false positives, while still detecting truly suspicious activity, with our machine learning-enabled transaction monitoring system designed to be used by non-technical business users in organisations of all sizes.

Transaction Screening

Run real-time searches on payment or transactional data against multiple watch and sanctions lists to make rapid decisions about the level of risk associated with payments beneficiaries and originators.


Screen clients or entities against designated sanction lists while leveraging a machine-learning programme and advanced fuzzy matching algorithms to reduce false positives.

Client Activity

Gain additional deeper insights about your customer’s activity with an automated ongoing review of all customer data - including transactions, payments and screening results - against their expected behaviour.

Client Risk Assessment

Perform enhanced risk assessments to generate a risk level for each client. Use these levels as part of a risk-based assessment to optimise your screening and monitoring processes.

Regulatory Reporting Manager

Facilitates faster, safer filing of STRs with data collation, automatic form completion, robust data security, and auto report submission. Fully compliant with global regulatory requirements, its benefits will transform any compliance function.

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Knowledge hub

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What is a Sanctions List?

A sanctions list is a record that is typically published online of the countries, regimes, groups, and individuals who are currently subject to sanctions. It is a requirement for every citizen and business to comply with sanctions, and screening against sanctions lists from applicable sanctioning bodies is one way to ensure due diligence is observed.

What is machine learning?

Machine learning is currently the most well-known form of artificial intelligence. It provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience, without the need for explicit programming and with minimal human intervention.