National property sales and rental company DAPS UK has partnered with leading anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch.
The company, which will soon open its seventh office in the UK, is the latest property-related business to sign up for the SmartSearch digital client screening and screening system.
Martin Cheek, Managing Director of SmartSearch, said: “DAPS UK is the latest property company to register on our digital platform, which is now used by over 1,000 estate agents and property-related businesses.
“We are planning new partnerships with companies in the real estate sector, because in addition to the importance of being fully compliant in terms of anti-money laundering, there is now the added pressure to verify companies and individuals sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Companies in the real estate industry using the state-of-the-art SmartSearch platform include JLL, Winkworth and Alto, the cloud-based software for agents that is part of Zoopla.
DAPS UK – which stands for Darren Anderson Property Services – is headquartered in Birmingham and also has offices in the Black Country, Manchester, Liverpool, Dorset and London. It will open a seventh office in Manchester South later this month.
Darren Anderson, Managing Director of DAPS UK, said: “We handle both sales and rentals, and with seven offices the volume of work required to carry out identity checks was becoming overwhelming, so we decided to invest in digital e-ID verification to simplify the process and give us extra security.
“After researching different vendors, we chose SmartSearch because it offers next-generation identity verification and security, and gives peace of mind to our owners.”
The SmartSearch service is available in a single platform via browser or API, with full sanction, politically exposed person, adverse media filtering, and then continuous monitoring.
It is the only organization capable of verifying individuals and businesses in the UK and overseas, and has recently launched a new service which allows businesses to verify the residence of customers in Russia, Belarus and other countries. other high-risk countries.