Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Increasing Trust and Transparency in any Business Transaction

LEI enables smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with (GLEIF, 2020)

How to Simplify Identification in the Global Digital Economy with the LEI

Watch this video from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) for an overview of the role and benefits brought by LEI. Numerous projects including AML, KYC, blockchain and others are using LEI to uniquely identify the actors in the global financial transactions and economic operations.

© GLEIF, 2020

GLEIF Include LEIs in Machine-Readable Reports for Second Consecutive Year

In this video, Stephan Wolf, the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) discusses the importance of machine-readable data and how LEI can be integrated with other business standards like XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) to enable better and faster access to financial data.© GLEIF, 2020

Resources

What is a LEI?

Find out what a Legal Entity Identifier is, and what are the benefits

Who needs a LEI?

Read more about the Regulatory Use of LEI

ISO 17442: The LEI Code Structure

Learn about the set of attributes or legal entity reference data that are the most essential elements of identification.

The power of LEI in Banking

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