LEI number Mifid II

Where to get LEI number and how much does it cost?

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As the global push for greater transparency in financial markets continues to march around the world, top tier regulators are now requiring all entities engaged in trading financial markets to report their LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) number to regulatory repositories.


In the European Union, LEI numbers are being reported starting as of January 3rd, 2018 as per MIFID 2. In Australia, in accordance with ASIC Corporations (Derivative Transaction Reporting Exemption) Instrument 2015/844, relief from the requirement to report the entity identifies ends on September 30, 2018, which means that starting from September 30,2018 entities regulated in Australia will need to be reporting LEI numbers for their corporate clients.

If you dont have an LEI issuer in your country, you can get obtain one from any authorized LEI-code issuer offering cross-border services.A full list of issuers can be found here.

Some of these registries serve a given country while others offer services to entities worldwide. They may be differences as well in the languages available, facilities to register many entities in bulk, and price, among others. You can check the websites of these registries to find the one that best suits your needs. LEI codes are international registration codes and not country specific.

To get an LEI number, you will go through the following simple process:

  • Self-registration: Only an entity eligible to receive an LEI or its authorized representative may obtain a LEI code. The permission of the LEI registrant to perform an LEI registration on its behalf by a third party is considered to satisfy the requirements of self-registration only if the registrant has provided explicit permission for such a registration to be performed.
  • The LOU will collect a minimum set of reference data on the entity (e.g. name of the entity and address).
  • This reference data has to be confirmed or certified by the entity seeking an LEI. Entities are requested to periodically verify the continued accuracy of their reference data (eg, at least through yearly certification)
  • The LOU is required to check each entry against reliable sources (public official sources such as a business registry, private legal documents) prior to publishing the LEI and associated reference data. This explains a delay between the request for an LEI and the publication of the LEI.

LOUs generally charge a fee for issuing the LEI as well as for validating the reference data upon issuance and after each yearly certification.

 

We have looked at all the LOUs available and analyzed and summarized for you the three LOUs (Local Operating Units) that support the widest range of international jurisdictions:

 

LSE (London Stock Exchange)

GMEI Utility

Bloomberg LP

Registration Link

http://www2.londonstockexchangegroup.com/Requesting_an_LEI_v1.2?_ga=2.214706007.1541534144.1520625137-1025332989.1519846614

 

https://www.gmeiutility.org/login.jsp

https://lei.bloomberg.com/users/login

User Guide

www2.londonstockexchangegroup.com/LEI-search-request-guide

https://www.gmeiutility.org/frequentlyAskedQuestions.jsp

https://assets.bwbx.io/lei/client/assets/resources/Bloomberg_LEI_Webportal_Userguide_with_Level_2_data.pdf

 

Cost

Initial allocation cost of £115+vat and annual maintenance cost of £70+vat per LEI

The basic charge for a registration request is $100.00 or €90.00. In accordance with the 2014 funding plan for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), each registration is also subject to a $17.00 or €15.30 per record GLEIF Surcharge

Renewals:

https://www.gmeiutility.org/gmeiUtilityPricing.jsp

$75 New LEI registration

https://lei.bloomberg.com/docs/faq

Required Supporting Document

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Business Registration Certificate Statement

 

 

List of Jurisdictions SupportedList

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Côte d’Ivoire

Cambodia

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Estonia

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Polynesia

Gabon

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Guadeloupe

Guernsey

Guinea

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia, Republic of

Madagascar

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Réunion

Romania

Russian Federation

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin (French part)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan, Province of China

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Zambia

Zimbabwe








Afghanistan

Åland Islands

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Bouvet Island

Brazil

British Indian Ocean Territory

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

French Southern Territories

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Holy See (Vatican City State)

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia, Republic of

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine, State of

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Réunion

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin (French part)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint-Barthélemy

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan, Province of China

Tajikistan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

United States Minor Outlying Islands

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Viet Nam

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lesotho

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia, Republic of

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine, State of

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Réunion

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin (French part)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint-Barthélemy

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan, Province of China

Tajikistan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Viet Nam

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Wallis and Futuna

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

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