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GLEIF Commences Accreditation of Legal Entity Identifier Issuing Organizations

  • Date: 2015-10-07

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) launched the accreditation program that confirms the suitability of organizations issuing Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) to legal entities engaging in financial transactions. LEIs enable clear and unique identification of these entities. Organizations currently issuing LEIs based on previous authorization procedures must become GLEIF accredited, as must any organization wishing to issue LEIs in the future.