Ilkley business breaks into US market


SmartSearch chief executive John Dobson

Ilkley based UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch is today launching operations in the USA.


Expansion into the US market follows a period of sustained growth that has seen the firm frequently named among the UK’s fastest-growing companies, and a leader in the increasingly important ‘RegTech’ sector.


SmartSearch’s unique ‘one-stop’ Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML platform enables clients to perform full electronic ID verification and screening in just two seconds, and provides ongoing monitoring to alert users to any change in a client’s status.


Simple to use and manage, SmartSearch enables firms to streamline and automate their customer onboarding process, leaving them free to run their businesses. The full suite of AML checks can be performed remotely, with no need for face-to-face contact or physical documents to be exchanged.


There is also a fully-integrated SmartSearch app to allow checks to be performed ‘on the go’. With the Covid-19 pandemic still a significant factor in many US states, thi