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New LEI Look-up API: GLEIF Answers Financial Industry Calls to Enable Faster, Customized and Automated Access to the Legal Entity Identifier Data Pool

  • Date: 2017-09-27

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), the body responsible for ensuring the operational integrity of the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) System, launched its LEI ‘Look-up’ application programming interface (API). It provides developers with the opportunity to directly access the complete LEI data pool in real time and to perform on-demand checks for changes to specific LEI records in a convenient, easy-to-read format. The application responds to market needs identified during a beta test, carried out earlier in 2017, which involved multiple LEI stakeholders including financial institutions, regulators, fintech companies and analysts seeking to include LEI data in automated processes. The new API allows organizations to seamlessly integrate LEI records into their internal systems.

Further information on the GLEIF LEI Look-up API is available here.