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API Access to 10 Different Types of Reports from the ACRA Database

We offer access to our 10 Reports from our ACRA database via API. This is a more efficient digital approach to acquiring information and data for business solutions and proprietary SW platform. Our API is designed for ease of integration and is a great convenience for automating data and information acquisition for digital Business Risk Management, On-Boarding, KYC and Compliance operations.

Acquiring a report with a structured content via API in one call is much easier to integrate. Our various structured reports have content suitable for most digital applications and are widely adopted by financial institutions in Know You Customer and other customer screening compliance needs.

If you required customised data sets via API, contact us and we will also assist you in building a bespoke ACRA data packet.

Information Services For Banks Via API

We can support data needs of bank's corporate account opening SW applications and credit risk management systems. Designed for banks and clients who need official company information regularly, our API delivery of reports serves existing or new process and platform with reports in JSON/XML/PDF format that is consistent, accurate, complete and up to date (with daily refresh from ACRA) to all users.

Here are some of the benefits of using our API.

Access to full official Singapore company information universe

  • PDF reports available are co-branded and approved by ACRA with their logo
  • Structured data products with PDF report and JSON/XML report API available via link and/or streaming.
  • Product data content coverage :
    • • Corporate Profiles
    • • Financial filings
    • • Directors and Shareholders
    • • Legal Beneficial Owner & Corporate linkages
    • • Compliance information

Enable internal and external application development

  • Clear and consistent JSON/XML structure
  • Ease of data integration and maintenance
  • Ease of use and consumption with simple data perimeters
  • Simple API End User Licensing model, ease of implementation.
  • Secured and continuous connection and uptime
  • Scalable infrastructure to match number of users

Near real-time information and high availability

  • Data freshness within 24 hours from official source
  • Service availability 24 by 7.

Use Cases

Improving corporate / investment banking new customer onboarding and KYC experience.

Verifying legal status of companies, its shareholdings and directorships, business relationships and authenticating information from customers is a tedious process. Customer's information about himself or his business also needs supporting document from official sources as proof. Records and documents provided are sometimes incomplete, outdated and not from official sources.

In order to satisfy onboarding and compliance needs, banks often need to seek out various information sources to verify source of wealth on the customer. Requiring the customer to provide all required and latest supporting document can results in unpleasant user experience, lost of business and affects the bank's market position.

With access to official information sources with API capabilities, the latest official documents required can be obtained directly via API by the bank's Makers and Checkers and in JSON/XML/PDF format for direct use and to feed onboarding or risk management system. This automates some data capture processes and reduce human error in data entries, help to speed up approval process and delight customers.

Improving fraud prevention

Documents provided by customer may not be genuine, fresh or official. Banks are exposed to possible fraud and non-compliance if they only rely on such supporting documents. Manual data handling also increase opportunities for fraud.

Direct access and feed from official source via CRIF BizInsights' API reduce reliance on data manually keyed in or acquired from hard copies documents from customers which may be outdated or even from questionable sources.

Live KYC - Monitoring changes for on-going credit/compliance risk

While periodic manual credit risk or KYC compliance reviews are usually practised at banks, significant changes affecting the customer's standing can happen in between reviews or missed during review. Managing updates via the periodic review method on a large volume of accounts is tedious and time-consuming. Customers are unlikely to volunteer such changes proactively. Failure in ongoing KYC compliance may mean credit, AML and other risks that the bank did not detect in time and can lead to losses, penalties from regulators and affects the bank's reputation.

Monitoring of an account can be set for a cluster of risk-significant data elements, like change in directors, shareholders, registered charges, capital, revenue, profit etc. CRIF BizInsights can provide data on these changes for all companies in Singapore with daily refresh from ACRA. This monitoring capability helps to automate the accounts review and alert the bank to significant changes.

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