Change is synonymous with the business world as each corporate entity is looking to grow and develop in its respective industry. However, the process of growth is not easy to attain. Keeping track of all the changes can prove to be confusing, to say the least. Knowing who is who and which asset is owned by which company becomes extremely important. Hence, a specific standard is needed to keep track of all this data which is satisfied with the introduction of the Legal Entity Identifier. The LEI was issued after the financial crisis of 2007 and since then has helped to bring about a sense of clarity and transparency into the global financial market.

The LEI is a 20 digit identification code which points-out the legal entities that are involved in various financial transactions. The LEI is designed in such a way that it makes the identification of entities more convenient. The most important application of the legal entity identifier is that it works as an international standard and offers complete transparency. Unlike the registration code which is initiated on a domestic level, companies that are under the LEI can access data that is openly published. The business registration rules may vary from one country to another on a domestic scale. Such is not the case with LEI as an international standard is maintained throughout to bring about balance in the financial world. 

The Registration Process of LEI:

The process of registering under LEI is fairly straightforward. All you need to do is get in touch with LEI service providing firm and hand over the necessary documentation in addition to paying a nominal service fee. The organization concerned then matches and rechecks the data offered with authenticated sources such as the domestic business registration code. The LEI code is received after the verification of the data provided. 

The following data needs to be provided to avail an LEI Code:

  • The name of the company as mentioned and recorded under official business registration papers.
  • The commercial address of the business organization.
  • The country where the corporate entity is registered under.
  • The final code of representation under domestic regulation.
  • Dates of the first and the last LEI updates.

These are some of the requirements which are needed to be fulfilled to obtain an LEI code. To know more about the various aspects of LIE, be sure to consult the professionals who have specialized skills and expertise in this field of study.