Anti-money laundering (AML) verification platform SmartSearch has increased new client numbers by 45% in the five months to the end of May. Launched in 2011, SmartSearch claims to be the only organization in the UK with the ability to verify individuals and companies in the UK and internationally all in a single platform with full Sanction, PEP and adverse media screening and then ongoing monitoring.

With the 5th money laundering directive mandating that electronic identification is used where possible, the company believes its growth is set to continue. In the first five months of 2019, more than 300 new clients were onboarded taking total user numbers to more than 38,000.