The war on terror hits private banks

A new database is helping private banks to fight global terrorism.

David Leppan is the founder and head of World-Check, an electronic database that houses profiles on high-risk and potential high-risk individuals. Leppan describes World-Check as a banking compliance tool for the 21st Century, allowing banks to comply with regulations and better evaluate the risk level of high-profile individuals.

How did World-Check come about, and what services does it provide

I was involved in banking compliance for five years in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg. I was approached in October 2000 by five Swiss and Liechtenstein institutions to look for an archive of high-risk and potential high-risk individuals from a global perspective. I did some homework and found it did not existá- there are things like the...

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