Enhanced Due Diligence Reports / Detailed KYC Background Checks in the Middle East

We have been providing our clients with high quality and cost effective enhanced due diligence reports (also known as background reports or background checks) since 1999. 

Over the years we have gained considerable and detailed expertise in providing enhanced KYC reporting in the Middle East. We also have a specific section on our services in Iran

If you are contemplating entering into a professional relationship with a potential partner in the Middle East, it is imperative to conduct enhanced due diligence checks.

A Proximal Consulting enhanced due diligence report will confirm whether a customer or partner (prospective or existing) is providing you with complete and accurate information. Our detailed research will also uncover any existence of criminal activity such as money laundering, corruption, terrorist financing or fraud. 

Through a combination of extensive and proven investigative tools together with reliable associates providing in-country intelligence, we can determine the legitimacy of an individual or legal entity in numerous Middle Eastern states. 

We have specific experience and a network of associates in the following countries:

  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Bahrain
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Palestine

However, it should be appreciated that strict privacy laws governing the availability of information in most, if not all, Middle Eastern states mean investigations into individuals and corporate entities can be particularly problematic.

Despite these issues, Proximal Consulting have been successfully investigating individuals and corporate entities in Middle Eastern states since 1999. Furthermore, Proximal Consulting’s substantial and in-depth experience of sanctions, anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing in the Middle East enables us to look well beyond what purely exists on the surface.

In terms of our investigations, we seek to confirm the following information during the course of our enquiries:

  • Confirmation of identity
  • Current and/or previous residential addresses of the subject of our report
  • Information regarding the subject’s family members and civil status
  • Whether the subject should be viewed as a PEP (politically exposed person)  and/or a close family member or associate of a PEP
  • The subject’s career history and professional background, including corporate positions and shareholdings
  • Any negative or detrimental material regarding the subject and the subject’s business interests
  • Any links between the subject and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, business crime and/or any other type of criminal activity
  • Sanctions risks

Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, and all of our enhanced due diligence checks in the Middle East are conducted in a totally discreet manner.

Our enhanced due diligence reports on individuals and corporate entities in the Middle East will not only ensure that the legal and regulatory obligations of our clients have been met, but they are also designed to safeguard our clients from any financial, legal, operational or reputational risks.

Our enhanced due diligence reports help to identify and minimise any potential business risks together with ensuring that our clients are meeting their legal and regulatory obligations.

All our reports are tailor-made to the requirements of our clients at a fixed price and within an agreed time frame. 

Our resources section features client case examplesfrequently asked questions and fact sheets of key AML topics alongside our archived white paper collection.

To request more information about our enhanced due diligence reports, please contact us.