KYB Business Ownership Query Results

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Australian Businesses Only

These results are applicable only to Australian Businesses queried using the Business Ownership Query

The results of a full Business Ownership Query can be difficult to interpret correctly, as it mostly contains raw data.
But in order to make sense of the response, we include a summary section that provides an already processed version of the results that allows you to determine:

  • High level company details
  • Office bearers and their contact details
  • Listing details for publicly traded companies
  • KYC/AML summaries
  • Share holdings and (ultimate) beneficial owners
  • Any issues that may have occurred throughout the check process

The summary is found in the uboResponse field of the response object retrieved from the /retrieve API call. See KYB Functional Call Flow for more.

Let's break down each part of the uboResponse in order to gain more perspective of what is being returned:

"uboResponse": {
    "error_message": "string",

# If there was a fatal error in processing, it will appear here

    "asic_search_timestamp": "2016-08-29T09:12:33.001Z",

# The time the ASIC search was conducted

    "ubo_report": "string",

# A time-limited (24 hours) link to an optional PDF version of this report.

    "supplied_data": {
      "name": "Worldwide Widget Pty. Ltd.",
      "company_type": "PRV",
      "acn": 342225,
      "abn": 99001234321,
      "customer_reference": "WBC000ABC123"
    },

# If you supplied data initially to be verified, it will appear here.

    "supplied_data_matches": {
      "matched_name": true,
      "matched_acn": true,
      "matched_company_type": true
    },

# If there is supplied data to verified, then the results appear here.

    "issues_list": [
      {
        "issue_location": "ultimate_beneficial_owner.0.date_of_birth",
        "issue_description": "Date of birth not found",
        "issue_severity": "INFO"
      }
    ],

# An array of issues found throughout the end-to-end query and check process. 
# Issues can be trivial (INFO) that have little to no impact on the process, 
# or they could ultimately be a block to completing checks. See the API 
# documentation for more.

    "business_details": {
      "entity_id": "84a9a860-68ae-4d7d-9a53-54a1116d5051",

# The Frankie entity ID number. You can perform any /entity functions 
# directly on this entity if you wish, using this ID.

      "registered_name": "string",
      "business_names": [
        "string"
      ],
      "trading_names": [
        "string"
      ],

# If the company has any additional registered business names or trading 
# names associated with it's ABN, then these are listed here.

      "ABN": "string",
      "ACN": "string",
      "ARBN": "string",

# The confirmed ABN, ACN and ARBN (for foreign registered businesses)

      "asic_company_type": "string",
      "public_company": true,
      "registered_office": {
        "addressId": "3fa85f64-5717-4562-b3fc-2c963f66afa6",
        "addressType": "RESIDENTIAL1",
        "startDate": "2020-07-20",
        "endDate": "2020-07-20",
        "careOf": "string",
        "unitNumber": "Suite 1006",
        "streetNumber": "42a",
        "streetName": "Test Eagle West",
        "streetType": "Road",
        "buildingName": "Tower of Babel",
        "suburb": "Testburb",
        "town": "Testville",
        "region": "Test County",
        "state": "TS",
        "country": "TST",
        "postalCode": "123-TST",
        "longForm": "42a Test Eagle Road, Testville, TST 123-TST, Testalia"
      },

# The company's registered office.
# Note: the address object is a standard used across Frankie APIs, 
# so we'll now denote it in the remaining descriptions with a 
#        <<address object>>

      "place_of_business": {
        <<address object>>
      },
      "date_registered_with_asic": "2020-07-20",
      "state_registered_with_asic": "string",

# The date and state the company was registered with ASIC

      "giin": "string",

# If this is a foreign company, it may be registered with the IRS for 
# cross-border tax purposes as part of FATCA. 
# The GIIN is the Global Intermediary Identification Number

      "anzsic_code": "string",

# If the company has an ANZSIC code, this is given here.

      "stock_exchange_data": {
        "exchange": "string",
        "exchange_ticker": "string",
        "approved_exchange": true,
        "supporting_evidence_in_pdf": true,
        "supporting_document_links": [
          "string"
        ]
      },

# If the company is listed on a stock exchange, that data is given here.

      "regulatory_information": {
        "regulatory_body": "string",
        "licence_details": "string",
        "licence_number": "string",
        "licence_verified": true
      }
    },

# If the business is regulated, then that data is found here

    "business_screening_result": {

# If the business has been checked for sanctions or adverse media, then the
# summary of those details are given here. Full details of the screening 
# are given in the check results and can also be seen in the Frankie portal.

      "aml_result": {
        "check_result": "NOT_SCREENED",
        "media_hit_count": 0
      }
    },
    "ultimate_beneficial_owners": [

# This section will list all those individuals who have been determined to 
# have a controlling interest in the company of 25% or more.

      {
        "name": "JAN MICHAEL VINCENT",
        "role": "Director",
        "percent_owned": 60,
        "beneficially_held": true,
        "date_of_birth": "1969-01-01",
        "addresses": [
          { 
             <<address object>>
          }
        ],
        "screening_result": {

# If requested, the KYC (Know Your Customer) check summary can be found here,
# along with any AML (PEP, Sanctions, Watchlist or Adverse Media) checks 
# performed. 

          "kyc_result": {
            "check_result": "PASS",
            "name_match_count": 2,
            "dob_match_count": 1,
            "address_match_count": 1,
            "matching_sources": [
              "au-elec",
              "ntd",
              "dvs"
            ]
          },
          "aml_result": {
            "check_result": "NOT_SCREENED",
            "media_hit_count": 0
          }
        }
      }
    ],
    "non_individual_beneficial_owners": [

# If there are any corporate owners of a company with a controlling interest, 
# then these are listed here

      {
        "name": "Widget Trust Corpoation Inc.",
        "entity_type": "APUB",
        "percent_owned": 0,
        "beneficially_held": true,

# If the owning company is listed, then the exchange details are provided.

        "stock_exchange_data": {
          "exchange": "string",
          "exchange_ticker": "string",
          "approved_exchange": true,
          "supporting_evidence_in_pdf": true,
          "supporting_document_links": [
            "string"
          ]
        }
      }
    ],
    "officeholders": [

# Directors and optionally, company secretaries are listed here.
# They too can be KYC/AML check as well, and the summary provided below.

      {
        "name": "JAN MICHAEL VINCENT",
        "role": "Director",
        "percent_owned": 0,
        "beneficially_held": true,
        "date_of_birth": "1969-01-01",
        "addresses": [
          {
             <<address object>>
          }
        ],
        "screening_result": {
          "kyc_result": {
            "check_result": "PASS",
            "name_match_count": 2,
            "dob_match_count": 1,
            "address_match_count": 1,
            "matching_sources": [
              "au-elec",
              "ntd",
              "dvs"
            ]
          },
          "aml_result": {
            "check_result": "NOT_SCREENED",
            "media_hit_count": 0
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  },

If you wish to drill into the details of any of these checks, or the overall ownership structure, it is recommended you download the PDF report.

If you wish to obtain that data from the API response, please contact Frankie dev support for more information.


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