Scalable, flexible and cost effective client screening./

Napier’s Client Screening has been developed to give compliance teams the most sophisticated, flexible and effective solution on the market today. Seven years, thousands of hours in design, and backed by an investment of $25M and counting, its state-of-the-art features make it a world leader in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Our customer screening solution simultaneously reduces client risk, reputational risk, and regulatory risk, all available through one highly configurable, highly scalable platform.

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

Our Client Screening clients include./

Screening Command Centre
Integrated Sandbox
Intelligence Data Explorer
AI Advisor
Flexible Deployment
Low Latency Architecture

See what our clients have to say./

“The system… enabled us to deal with the introduction of sanctions against Russia very effectively. We prioritise offering the most secure and compliant financial services solutions, and part of that commitment is investing in the best and most robust technologies available, to always stay one step ahead of financial criminals. The fact that we are now able to undertake daily screening means that management of the operational workflow is far more efficient. The system offers greater flexibility… and there are lots of opportunities for further automation of the review and decisioning process.”

Chris Thomas
Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer
St James’s Place
Unique deployment flexibility and low latency infrastructure

Deploy our low latency solution in real time via our fully managed SaaS solution, in any private cloud, or on-premise

Capacity now and in the future

Endlessly scalable to ingest and screen billions of customer and transaction records, as and when you should require

No-code configuration

Organisations can test, tune and optimise multiple screening configurations on production data in the integrated sandbox before going live, with zero impact on day-to-day operations

Unrivalled AI fuzzy matching

Transliteration of 18+ languages, phonetics, nicknames, spelling errors etc

Auto alert discounting and allocation of alerts

Configure secondary data matches to auto discount name matches e.g. date of birth.
Allocate alerts automatically and accurately

Reduced false positives

The self-serve build, test and deploy capabilities gives organisations greater control to calibrate rules thereby reducing volumes of unnecessary alerts

Explainable AI and Machine Learning speed up decision-making

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

Multi-organisation capability

Capable of meeting the requirements of regulators in multiple regions while providing a single operational point of triage

Unrivalled data quality and coverage

We partner with the world’s leading providers of real time data to bring you out-of-the-box gold standard packages

Drive down TCO

Superfast training and implementation; zero downtime to upgrade; system maintenance, configuration, testing and deployment in the hands of users; and automation driving down the incidence of false positives all combine to dramatically reduce TCO to a world beating level


Compliance at your fingertips

Our dashboards give compliance team leaders a top-down view of key screening activity, showing current screening configurations and history and highlighting the customers scoring the most hits. They also provide an overview of team activity and workflows, highlighting backlogs and performance issues.

All customer and intelligence data can be explored from a single dashboard. Bulk operations and keyboard shortcuts reduce the time required to conduct a review.

Worry-free list management

With sanctions lists evolving daily, often involving hundreds of changes, Napier Client Screening delivers full management of list updates, including quality checks.

List selection is configurable, so in addition to public sanctions, private lists can be maintained. An individual white list can be set up to reduce the volume of false alerts.

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 22 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

We at Napier pioneered the use of the sandbox in the AML space. Our sandbox allows analysts to fine-tune screening configurations based on results from actual data before committing changes to the live environment. So you can test before you deploy, and measure the impact of introducing changes as you go along.

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.

Getting to 97% false positive reduction.
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.

Reduction of false positives

In live environments, Napier’s Client Screening has reduced false positives by up to 97%.  Our solution sieves the data so effectively you only deal with true anomalies. Your team now has a laser focus on the cases where human intervention can make a real difference to your results.

World beating TCO

Designed by a team led by a former economic buyer for banks, our Client Screening solution drives efficiencies of process and increases effectiveness of results. We’ve built the world’s most advanced Client Screening solution to simultaneously manage your exposure to risk and save you money.

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.

“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.

Client Screening

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

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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Client Screening./

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.

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