by InScope-AML

August 31, 2021

Version 7.11


Custom Fields in External Searches and Risk Assessments Screens

Prior to this release, administrators could select custom field categories that would appeared in External Searches screen. This allows you to select a list of questions that need to be completed whenever an external search is closed. Our clients have used this feature to define fields such as “Is PEP”, “Has Adverse Media” and “Has Sanctions”. We have enhanced this feature in two ways:

The custom fields are then surfaced in the risk assessment as shown below:

We have added support to specify an Agent relationship – this works similarly to other related parties – i.e. an agent can be added to an entity in the same way you would add a director to a company. Moreover, in previous versions of InScope such related parties were not supported for individual profiles. In the latest version, you are now able to add relationships such as signatories or agents to an individual profile (in cases where there is a spouse, or children of a client with a power of attorney, for example). Note that this feature is not available to everyone by default since switching it on might require changes to your risk scoring. Should you be interested in using this feature, kindly contact our support team on

Sanction Updates Improvements

On a daily basis, InScope-AML accesses sanction files published by the EU/UN and made available for free via on the EU/UN servers. Over the past months, there were cases where these services experienced outages or issues that caused our daily updates to fail which resulted in the process to update sanctions requiring manual intervention. We have made improvements to these processes such that in cases of such failures, the system reverts back to the previously downloaded file and ensures that sanction searches remain unaffected. The system will then automatically attempt to download the files again the next day.

Simplified Risk Rules: New Option for Corporate Owners

Prior to this release, administrators could use simplified risk rules to specify that the risk score of an entity is based on a risk factor of its corporate owners (i.e. any entity within the entity’s structure chart). For example, administrators could create a rule that specified that if a client’s shareholder (or a shareholder’s shareholder) is an entity registered in a high risk jurisdiction, the client becomes high risk. This feature has been split into two – one that specifies that such rules apply irrespective of the ownership percentage and another that takes into account only entities where the percentage owned is in line with the UBO threshold (e.g. 25%) as set within the Risk Settings. Any rules created prior to this release have automatically been migrated to Corporate Owner (Any Percentage). Going forward, administrators can keep choosing this option be could also use the new Corporate Owner (Min Percentage).

Alternative Definition of Subsidiaries

Prior to this release, users could create a client’s subsidiaries by building the structure chart of the subsidiary. For example, if your client is Corporate Holding Limited, you could create a company called Corporate Trading Limited, marked as Not a Client and include Corporate Holding Limited as a shareholder within Corporate Trading Limited. The system would then identify that Corporate Trading Limited is a subsidiary of Corporate Holding Limited.

This feature is still supported but has been enhanced to also allow users to add the subsidiary to the client from a new option called Subsidiaries accessible from the Structure menu at the client entity level. This allows greater flexibility when recording various aspects of a structure.

Subsidiaries will be shown on an entity’s profile when added via the structure chart or, alternatively, when added via the Subsidiaries tab in the Structure section of the profile. Moreover, simplified rules can also be applied to take a subsidiary’s risk factors into account when recommending a client’s risk score.

Note that this feature is not available to everyone by default since switching it on might require changes to your risk scoring. Should you be interested in using this feature, kindly contact our support team on

Manage User Sessions

In this version of InScope-AML we have added a permission level called Manage user sessions which allows users to log other users out of the system forcibly, ensuring that there are free sign in slots for consecutive users.

Improvements to Login/Logout Process

We have made a number of improvements to the login/logout process including:

Batch Download of Entity Documents

The Documents section of an entity profile will now allow the downloading of all documents stored in the system in a batch. These options will place all documents for that entity in a zip file and download it.

Other Quality of Life Updates

Some other minor improvements include:

Bug Fixes

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