Adverse Media Screening

Enhancing your risk management strategy with Adverse Media checks allows you to stay vigilant in a complex business landscape. Red Flag Alert notifies you of any negative news or adverse information that may pose a threat to the reputation or credibility of your business, ensuring regulatory compliance and addressing any potential issues quickly and efficiently.

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Real-time screening for Adverse Media

Red Flag Alert make compliance and due diligence easy by identifying any publicly available information that may pose an impact. This includes relevant social media searches, news articles, ongoing or past legal or regulatory action, criminal history and much more. This information is available up-to-date and from a vast range of sources, making Adverse Media checks a vital step for any business looking to undertake widespread monitoring as part of their risk management strategy.


International Checks

Red Flag Alert screens international and UK databases to identify actors on PEPs and sanctioned lists.


Incredible Depth

Our data is updated in real-time from hundreds of sources in the UK and overseas. Our data includes UK electoral roll, international sanctions, international PEPs, international passports, enhanced due diligence, biometric facial matching, international ID cards and more.


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Your entire workflow is stored in the cloud, so it’s easy to prove you meet regulations. A secure audit trail means you can build robust and effective AML compliance frameworks.


Real-Time Alerts

Stay on top of changes of your clients’ compliance risk. Red Flag Alert is updated every day, and monitoring alerts can be sent to your team in real-time while data can integrated with your CRM.

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Our AML checks enable your sales team to verify customers in seconds, reducing friction in the onboarding process, reducing drop-off rates and giving a great first impression of your business.


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Why choose Red Flag Alert?

Access Adverse Media Screening and Monitoring through Red Flag Alert’s complete compliance solution. Our fully digital platform offers unbeatable media coverage, that is guaranteed to save time and money. Our AML and KYC compliance checked can be combined with Adverse Media, so employees can undertake due diligence with a simple click of a button.

Ensure compliance and remain up-to-date with any changes through continuous media monitoring.

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A Complete Breakdown on Businesses & Individuals

Adverse Media is one of the most important features in our Digital AML solution. The monitoring feature gives you real time alerts on individuals you choose to monitor. Our Digital AML solution provides a broader level of compliance with the ability to check UBOs and directors for PEPS and Sanctions. The benefits of the RFA platform are limitless in the sense that we are constantly striving to update and advance our technologies.


How It Works

Ideal for SMEs and enterprises alike, our solution utilises Digital AML as well as Manual AML, cross referencing the information submitted with domestic and foreign databases. You will receive an alert once the check is complete along with the results that will help you in making your final decision.

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1. Perform a Check

Submit a digital or manual check on the Red Flag Alert platform


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3. Receive results

Results will be sent back to you in order for you to make your decision

Adverse Media Checks on Individuals

Find out how easy it is to perform Adverse Media Checks on Red Flag Alert today.

  • Optimise your due diligence efforts with Adverse Media Checks in seconds
  • Check any individual across the globe for negative news
  • Monitor individuals for any changes to their status
  • Set up alerts suited to your needs.   

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Frequently Asked Questions about Adverse Media

What is Adverse Media ?

Adverse media is unfavourable news or information reported across a range of media sources. These are traditional newspapers and news outlets, but in the modern age also social media, press releases, and blogs. Adverse media checks help uncover suspected links to criminal activity and money laundering. 

What is classed as Adverse Media?

The news topics classed as adverse, in a business context, are:

  • Suspected/confirmed money laundering activity
  • Suspected/confirmed terrorism financing activity
  • Suspected/confirmed terrorism inks
  • Suspected/confirmed organised crime links
  • Suspected/confirmed fraudulent activity
  • Political links
  • Poor reputation
What are Adverse Media Checks

Adverse media checks are part of the due diligence process. Whilst it is possible to perform a cursory adverse media check manually, this is inadvisable as the number of articles and media sources an individual can check is limited and they will almost certainly miss some information.

Digital adverse media checks, such as the ones on Red Flag Alert, are advanced, AI-driven processes; where millions of media stories are checked for references to the subject of the search. Any that are found and classed as adverse are then flagged and a decision can be made as to whether to do business together.