Lacuna Data Solutions

Lacuna provides APIs and data solutions that allow clients to integrate KYC and Payments data into their internal systems. The solutions provides: 

  • Streamlined Integrate Lacuna data to your existing tools and workflow;
  • Automated Accelerate your workflow reducing manual work and data latency;
  • Flexible Customise required data points, preferred data delivery method, and integration points based on your business needs;
  • Seamless Experience frictionless integration process with minimal implementation cost and time required;
  • Empowered — Receive on-going technical and business support by raising queries and feedback through secure responsive support channel ‘ERIC’. 
Connect API

Connect API provides access to KYC/AML due diligence and payment information of banks, financial institutions and corporates from Lacuna database. 

The solution allows clients to seamlessly integrate Lacuna API with client internal systems. It also provides the flexibility to choose the required data points and preferred data delivery method based on the business needs.

Clients typically choose a subset of the Lacuna data universe and data type to determine the data points that meet their business requirements. For instance, a client can request access to basic entity information (“data type”) for only active banks (“data universe”) via the API. 

Lacuna data universe is typically classified into 3 subsets:

  • Banks-only universe — Approximately 40,000 currently active banks. 
  • BankCheck universe — All entities in BankCheck. Approximately 23 million entities, including banks, financial institutions, and related entities.
  • Complete universe — Approximately 360 million entities, including corporates, banks, financial institutions, and related entities. 

Typical Lacuna data types are the following:

  • KYC API: KYC and AML due diligence information of entities
  • KYC Documents API: KYC and AML due diligence documents of entities
  • Payments API: Payment routing information of entities
  • Regulators API: Regulation information of entities

Within data types, clients can choose specific data areas to narrow down to their specific business needs. For example, within KYC and AML due diligence information, clients can choose to access only the ownership information and identifier information of a specific universe of entities. 

These concepts - data universe, data type and data areas - are reflected in the API structure to allow better flexibility and customisation. 

Equally, the data universe, data type and data areas alongside with frequency and usage will impact the price of the Lacuna API services. 

Regulation API

Lacuna provides access to entity regulation status collected from 200+ jurisdictions daily.  Our technology checks over 200 regulatory jurisdictions every single day to provide the most current possible information regarding the regulatory status of entities in our database. This information is accessible through BankCheck as well as via our API services. Regulation API “Regcheck” in particular is solely focused on feeding up-to-date regulation information of entities from Lacuna data universe. The service allows clients to configure the data feed based on their business needs by setting preferences such as target entity data universe or update frequency of the regulation information. 

For instance, clients can choose a subset of the Lacuna data universe and update frequency when their business requires to know the regulation status of entities in certain jurisdictions to abide by domestic or international regulations (ie.  Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament) , say,  every three months

    • High quality Access to daily updated entity regulation status collected from 200+ jurisdictions 
    • Automate — Accelerate your workflow reducing manual work and data latency. 
    • Flexible — Customise required data points, preferred data delivery method, and integration points based on your business needs.
    • Seamless — Experience frictionless integration process with minimal implementation cost and time required.
    • Empowered — Receive on-going technical and business support by raising queries and feedback through secure responsive support channel 'ERIC'.

 

Payment Optimisation Engine

Lacuna Payment Optimisation Engine enables clients to select and feed optimal payment routing data to banks’ internal payment systems on an automated basis.

The optimised payment routing data feed is configured by standard or client-chosen custom rules delivered via client-preferred data delivery format (API, FTP, data feeds). Based on the choice of delivery format, clients will have to develop the necessary operational procedures internally and Lacuna will provide data.

    • Automated Accelerate your workflow reducing manual work and data latency.
    • High quality — Increase Straight-Through-Payment (STP) rate by integrating accurate and daily updated payment routing instructions.
    • Customisable Configure your business rules and optimise your payment routing instructions.  
    • Seamless Experience frictionless integration process with minimal implementation cost and time required.
    • Empowered — Receive on-going technical and business support by raising queries and feedback through secure responsive support channel 'ERIC'. 

 

Payments Validation API

Our payments validation API will provide testing capabilities to check and verify payment information to prevent payment failure.

    • Validation: such as checking the domestic or international payment system information (e.g. FedWire Intermediaries)
    • Verification: such as confirming content against a trusted source and checking content fields are consistent (e.g. reachability for a specific domestic or international payment system, the IBAN corresponds to the BIC of the entity)
      * Custom tests may be designed at client request
  • Automated Accelerate your workflow reducing manual work and data latency.
  • High quality Increase Straight-Through-Payment (STP) rate by validating payment information against best-in-class payment information database before payments are instructed. 
  • Customisable Configure your business rules and design your own validation and verification tests
  • Seamless Experience frictionless integration process with minimal implementation cost and time required.
  • Empowered Receive on-going technical and business support by raising queries and feedback through secure responsive support channel “ERIC”. 
Payments Lookup API

Our payments enhancement API will provide access to accurate and up-to-date payment information by clients inputting single or multiple data points in order to enhance payment instructions before the payments are instructed.

    • Lookup : Returning additional payment information by inputting single or multiple data points (e.g. Inputting credit agent bank ‘beneficiary’ BIC to get the name and address of the credit agent bank ‘beneficiary’)
  • High quality Access to daily updated best-in class payment information database. 
  • Automated Accelerate your workflow reducing manual work and data latency.
  • Efficient Increase Straight-Through-Payment (STP) rate by retrieving accurate and daily updated payment routing instructions.
  • Customisable Configure key data points based on your business requirements without hassle.
  • Seamless Experience frictionless integration process with minimal implementation cost and time required.
  • Empowered Receive on-going technical and business support by raising queries and feedback through secure responsive support channel “ERIC”.

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