Transaction Screening

Screena API helps Payment Service Providers (PSPs), Money Service Businesses (MSBs) and fintechs to easily meet sanctions compliance for cross-border transactions – at speed and at scale.

Achieving faster, cheaper, more transparent, and more inclusive cross-border payment services is mission-critical for PSPs, MSBs and fintechs.

Sanctions compliance yet remains a major cause of frictions for cross-border payments. Worst of all, it can quickly become a bottleneck for fast-growing fintechs.


The reasons are well known. Transaction screening is labor-intensive, as it also requires detecting information in free format fields. Over 99% of transactions that cause alerts in screening systems end up manually reviewed and closed as false positives by the compliance teams, resulting in delays and increased costs.

Aging, slow, monolithic enterprise compliance suites are no longer “the safer choice” in this new era of instant payments.

Screena API provides real-time transaction screening with heightened throughput and lower latency for frictionless payment operations. By combining AI-powered screening accuracy with immediate response, Screena helps PSPs, MSBs and fintechs move money safely around the world – better and faster than their competitors.

AI-powered payment screening

Built for performance

High throughput and low latency blended with AI-powered accuracy for frictionless payment operations – at scale. Screena’s microservices-based, cloud-native technology combines the highest standards of performance and precision to let you go above and beyond.

Granular configurability

Detection thresholds and algorithms configurable per jurisdiction, per transaction, and per payment element including party, bank identification, and free format narrative fields. Screena API provides financial institutions all the tooling they need to ensure payments are screened in line with their risk appetite.

Format agnostic

Designed to support structured and unstructured field formats applying to party names, addresses, identifiers, and information tags. Data model and screening capabilities fully aligned with the guiding principles for screening ISO 20022 payments as endorsed by the Wolfsberg Group.

Custom protection

Build and maintain your own library of stopwords, white lists and private watchlists to improve detection results based on custom screening requirements as well as data quality at stake.

How it works

Go to Pricing and choose a plan that suits you: Screena One, Screena Plus or Screena Firm. Screena One or Screen Plus includes a 30-day trial (no credit card required) upon sign up. For Screena Firm, contact us. We will create a proposal based on your objectives and timeline.

You will immediately receive your API key based on your plan upon sign up. Our online documentation will help you authenticate and use Screena API. For extra help in getting started, you can always reach out to us.

Integrate screening with your platform through the endpoint that corresponds to your subscription. For Screena One and Plus you will have a monthly matches quota that is used each time you post a match query. Screena is billed monthly, with no long-term commitment. Payments and current API usage can be reviewed on your customer portal.

Why Screena ?


We guarantee results and their integrity. Our API is benchmarked against industry-standard tools to meet all regulatory requirements.


Our AI models and algorithms are continuously enhanced. It is our mission to always offer you better and faster transaction screening results.


Get your data protected and comply with GDPR in a zero-trust environment.

No frill

Our algorithm-as-a-service approach brings you the lowest name verification cost.

More than 0 machine learning features

Near 0 % true detection rate *

More than 0 transactions per second in live conditions **

* Benchmark results obtained with industry-leading solution testing sanctions screening systems | ** Performance obtained with Screena’s standard cloud configuration


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