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UK’s No1 property search information provider introduces AML Search to help legal professionals meet tough new compliance laws

SearchFlow, the UK's largest property search information provider, is introducing a comprehensive new solution that assists legal professionals in meeting the demands of the new anti-money laundering legislation due to come into effect on 15th December. As part of the new Money Laundering Regulations 2007, solicitors must ensure that they have verified the identity and background of any client prior to doing business with them.

Property transactions are one of the hotspots for money laundering and solicitors are in the front line. SearchFlow is introducing a new Anti-Money Laundering solution, AML Search, which has been launched to assist firms with their Customer Due Diligence (CDD) under this new legislation. The solution will interrogate a wide range of data sources to verify the identity of new customers quickly. It is competitively priced, and compliant with Law Society guidance and with the latest Joint Money Laundering Steering Group guidelines.

"Without appropriate risk management procedures in place, legal professionals face the possibility of fines or imprisonment, and might also be putting their firm’s reputation on the line," says Stuart Pearce, Sales & Marketing Director, SearchFlow. "In addition to minimising the risk of being exposed to any illicit activities, this solution will provide law firms with protection against fraud and financial risks, and will allow suspicious activity to be recognised very quickly."

AML Search can be operated by any user without the need for specialist training for both individual (Personal) and organisational (Non-Personal) AML searches. The service is available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with results returned in a matter of seconds via a web connection, in or out of the office.

It also offers an integral audit trail facility so that results can be securely stored and then automatically refreshed when business is undertaken with the same client again.

The system accesses a complete company family tree up and down so that all related directors can be viewed both UK and internationally.

Once the search is completed, a detailed PDF report is returned displaying every record that has been uncovered. The report also shows the time and date of every search.

SearchFlow clients can manage all of their conveyancing and anti-money laundering searches together in one easy cycle. It is available for any legal professional that needs to carry out a financial transaction for a client, such as conveyancing, real estate, probate and company formations.

Continued Pearce: “It is a simple to use system that can play an important role in your firm’s compliance. All you need to do is register for a SearchFlow account, sign-up to AML Search, nominate your compliance officer and confirm your risk profiles. We are delighted to be introducing the solution to widen the value of on-line search content to all legal professionals, not just conveyancers.”


About SearchFlow

SearchFlow’s origins date back to 1983 when the company was founded as PSA, which was the first property search information agency founded in the UK and became a leading provider to legal professionals. In 2001, the SearchFlow brand, software and service was channelled into the provision of official electronic searches via the National Land Information Service (NLIS).

In April 2006, Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA) acquired the interests of SearchFlow and PSA and the merged company, MDA SearchFlow was created. It is run by the existing SearchFlow management team with over50 years combined experience in the property industry. The web address is

About Searches Group

Searches Group is motivated and inspired every day by how our clients use our software to find solutions to business problems, we develop creative ideas, and stay connected to data that's important to our clients.

We run our organisation in much the same way, and believe our three core business components offer the greatest potential to serve our clients;

Business Process Architecture
Innovative Application Development
Enterprise Systems and Data Integration

We are committed to a long term vision of helping our clients realise their full potential. We continually update and improve our products and we always seek to evolve our business to be in the best position to deliver new technologies as they emerge to better support our clients.

Company Contact:

Tel: 0870 787 7625

Press Contact:

Chaz Brooks
CBC Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1483 537 890

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