Good, except for naming conventions
There are pros and cons to automated, comprehensive, fully-integrated systems. But for our workflow, we like that no integrations are required and we can use it as a standalone platform for running AML/PEP checks.
First, Middle, and Last names work well for Western names but Asian name formats are a bit different. Many East Asian names begin with the family/surname first, and then the given names after the family name. For example, "Tan Tock Seng" - in this example, the family name is Tan and the given name is Tock Seng. But in the Namescan format, it is unclear whether Tan should be input in the First or Last name section. It is also unclear whether Tock Seng should be input as the First name (based on the fact that it is a given name), or as the Middle and Last name (based on order). Many Asian names also incorporate Western names. For example: "Tan Tock Seng, Raymond Elliot". So the person would go by "Raymond Elliot Tan" if speaking with people who use Western name conventions, or "Tan Tock Seng" if speaking with people who use Asian name conventions. The "Original Script" option is not helpful in these instances because does not allow us to input the entire name (e.g. "Tan Tock Seng, Raymond Elliot") in Latin script. It only allows non-Latin script.
Thank you so much for your thorough review of our NameScan service.
We are happy that you found our platform easy to use for running AML/PEP checks.
We appreciate your feedback for our naming convention. To address your point, regardless of the order of the name (whether the name is Asian or Western), you will need to input the first name and surname in their respective fields when searching. The NameScan service completely supports Asian names with different orders, variations and scripts including but not limited to Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Malay, etc.
Please feel free to contact us if you need further help.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
NameScan has allowed us to solve our AML PEP/SIP requirements in a cost effective manner with simple implementation.
Integration was easy with well documented API. Both 'in house' and 'commercial' databases were detailed and provided valuable insights. The team are always accessible to provide support.
Different databases required different API Versions. However, APIs were versioned and well documented so it was a simple change.
We appreciate you taking the time to review our NameScan services, and thank you for being a loyal customer for many years.
While we understand integrating with different APIs might be a little bit challenging, we provide our clients with well-documented API guides to assist with integration.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you need further support with integrations.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
It is preventing us from writing a risk for an individual or entity that my have serious liability issues.
I do not have any issues with the software it self
What I find is that if I'm doing a search for Timothy Jones, I am receiving results for TIM Jones, it needs to be filtered for my search criteria only
Thanks a lot for taking your time to write a review for our services. We're glad that you find our services helpful.
Regarding the exact name search, we have a feature in our platform which allows you to filter out results and view exact matches only. In order to use this feature, you will need to set the match rate to 100% and then perform a search.
Please feel free to reach out to us if need further help.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Easy to use, cost effective, great results.
Provides excellent value for money, is easy to use, accessible, and can be tailored for specific needs.
No real cons. The platform has evolved over the last 18-24 months. With each revision there has been a minor learning curve but the evolution has been for the better.
We really appreciate taking your time to write a review for the NameScan services and we're glad that our services meet your requirements.
At NameScan, we continuously make changes to our services in order to assist our clients to comply with the latest AML regulations.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further requirements.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Namescan API is well documented and easy to implement. We have been making calls to the API for almost a year now and there was only one instance when the call failed.
There appear to be some problems with staying logged in to the dashboard on some browsers/mobile devices. Also some of the PEP information might be outdated.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review for our NameScan service.
We are glad that you have found our APIs easy to integrate with and well-documented.
NameScan supports major browsers and devices including but not limited to Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. However, there might be minor incompatibilities with some browsers, our development team are aware of this matter and are working towards addressing such issues as soon as possible.
Regarding our PEP information, we update our databases on a daily basis to ensure all the data is as accurate as possible. Every 6 months, the database undergoes a thorough review by our team to ensure the recency of the information.
Please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
NameScan offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers, details of which are outlined below –
• 250 Scans - $375 or $1.5 per scan
• 500 Scans - $560 or $1.12 per scan
• 1000 Scans - $750 or $0.75 per scan
• 2000 Scans - $1050 or $0.525 per scan
• Pay As You Go - $12 per scan
• 20 Scans - $160 or $8 per scan
• 50 Scans - $300 or $6 per scan
• 100 Scans - $500 or $5 per scan
• 150 Scans - $600 or $4 per scan
• 250 Scans - $750 or $3 per scan
• 500 Scans - $1000 or $2 per scan
• 1000 Scans - $1500 or $1.5 per scan
• 2000 Scans - $2000 or $1 per scan