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As of 3 January 2018, LEIs are mandatory for all companies who wish to continue trading in securities.

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When do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) are now required for all companies that wish to trade on the financial markets in the UK or within the European Union. These changes occurred on 3 January 2018 when the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation took effect. Whilst individuals are not affected by these changes, entities such as […]

Legal Entity Indentifiers: Renewing your LEI number

Every LEI is issued for a period of 1 year and needs to be renewed annually. It is extremely important to distinguish between renewing an LEI code and changing the data associated with an LEI. Changing the data means updating data in the GLEIF database. Be sure to update your company details with your service […]

Transferring an LEI code to British LEI

Companies apply for an LEI through a service provider, like British LEI. They need to do this because companies can’t apply for or update details within the LEI database, which is managed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation – GLEIF. Instead, a service provider (LOU – Local Operating Unit) is assigned to each LEI […]