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What is LEI transfer, and how does it work?

GLEIF (the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation) has launched its new Verifiable LEI Issuer Qualification Program. This program is designed to help businesses everywhere establish trust with their partners and customers through the use of LEIs (Legal Entity Identifiers). The Verifiable LEI (vLEI) will play a critical role in this process by allowing businesses to automatically verify the identity of their partners and customers. Continue reading...

What happens when your LEI code lapses?

It is mandatory to renew your Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code every year. If you do not do so, your LEI status will change from “ISSUED” to “LAPSED” on the GLEIF database and once it is updated in the global database there is no way to remove the history. With a lapsed LEI code you cannot participate in forward-booking, auction-booking, hedging, or any kind of cross-border transactions.  Continue reading...

Is Legal Entity Identifier registration compulsory?

LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is a standard that is used to uniquely identify legal entities such as corporations, trusts, partnerships, and foundations. LEI has become an industry standard to facilitate the more efficient identification of legal entities in financial transactions. While LEI registration is not compulsory, it is mandatory for several financial transactions.  Continue reading...

What is an LEI?

er (LEI) is a unique 20-character alphanumeric code used to identify legal entities that wish to partake in financial transactions in the international market. The LEI code is based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Continue reading...

vLEI

The Global LEI System is one of a kind in its capacity to provide regulated and standardized global identities for legal entities around the world. The Global Legal Entity Foundation (GLEIF) that governs the LEI will now also become the gatekeeper of the new decentralized vLEI system the vLEI Ecosystem Governance Framework 2022 Continue reading...

How to obtain an LEI number?

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code improves the quality and accuracy of financial data systems for better risk management. The 20-digit unique code helps to identify parties of financial transactions worldwide. Continue reading...

Who needs an LEI number in India?

All legal entities that take part in financial transactions on a global scale need a Legal Entity Identifier(LEI) number. Before the LEI initiative which took place in 2011, it was impossible for any authority to check public information about a company, furthermore from one platform. Which can also be blamed to be one of the reasons behind the Financial Crisis of 2008. Continue reading...