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LEI code registration and renewal
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In less than 2 minutes, you can register or renew an LEI code by using our form
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When your LEI code has been activated an email will be sent to confirm your registration or renewal. This will be done within 12 hours.
LEI Certificate US
Our site offers the opportunity to register and renew LEI code at a favorable price to US companies and organizations. We use the service from LEI service provider LEI Register™, who is a registered agent for RapidLEI. RapidLEI are validated by GLEIF to offer LEI registration and LEI renewal. We are very proud to offer LEI code to one of the best prices on the US market along with LEI Register™.
LEI code in general
An LEI, or Legal Entity Identifier, is required for companies that makes transactions in the securities market. The requirement came into play in 2014 and include all legal entities that perform transactions in financial markets. An LEI code consists of 20 characters and is based on the global ISO 17442 standard. The alphanumeric code helps relevant authorities to identify entities who perform transactions and means that the global financial market stays transparent.
Who needs to register for LEI?
As of 3 January 2018, a valid LEI code needs to be registered for all legal entities who are performing transactions on the financial market.
What are securities?
Securities could for example be stocks, bonds or options. Simply put, it’s a proof of ownership or debt with an assigned value.
Why use LEI code?
The purpose behind LEI code is to keep the financial markets transparent. Being able to connect LEI code to different companies makes it easier to identify transactions.
When does LEI code need renewal?
All legal entities dealing in the financial markets need to have an LEI code that is valid. LEI codes are issued for one year at a time, which means that LEI code has to be renewed annually.
What does LEI registration cost?
The price of LEI registration depends on which service provider you register LEI at. There is no fixed price, and all LEI providers are free to set their own prices. Here at LEI certificate we offer the cheapest LEI code registration in the US, with all fees included. If you sign up for 5 years, you will only pay $59 +VAT per year.
Can I see if my LEI code is valid?
Yes. The easiest way to find out when your LEI expires is to search for your company name or LEI code number at GLEIF.
How long does LEI take to validate?
LEI codes are valid as soon as they have been added to the GLEIF database. Daily updates are made at 2 PM.
What is GLEIF?
The operating organization behind the LEI code system is called GLEF, short for Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation. They also monitor external LEI service providers.
Do I need to keep my LEI code private?
No. LEI codes and the information connected to them are meant to be public. A transparent system is the whole point of LEI.
How long does an LEI code application take?
The application through our form takes less than 2 minutes. Your payment then has to be processed, and as soon as it is your application will be validated. This will take less than 24 hours after your payment has been processed.
Who runs LEI Certificate?
LEI Certificate US is run by the Swedish company 7 Out Media AB. The service we provide is from LEI Register™, who operate through RapidLEI.
2 minutes to renew LEI code
We offer a quick and easy application form for registration and renewal of LEI codes. You can renew LEI for 1, 3 or 5 years at a time. The most favorable price is offered if you choose to renew for 5 years, at a charge of only $59 + VAT per year. You can also transfer existing LEI codes to us in order to get the best price on the US market!
For who is LEI code required?
The short answer is that an LEI code is required for any legal entity involved with financial transactions. This includes limited companies, trusts, charities or any other organizations that are recognized as such by law.
The reason behind the requirement is to make the global financial ecosystem as transparent as possible.
When is there no requirement for LEI code?
The standard is that LEI code is required or all legal entities who trade in securities. A company without an LEI code can be denied carrying out transactions in the global financial market. There are however some exceptions to this rule. One of those are made for companies with a capital insurance deposit. The reason for this is that the companies are not the formal owner, since the insurance company owns the investments. However, if the company was to make other transactions in the securities market – an LEI would be required.
LEI codes are also not necessary for trades with unlisted shares or unlisted fund shares. The same goes for trading in listed bonds or corporate certificates. Another rule is that private individuals don’t need to have an LEI code in order to trade in securities, this only goes for companies or other legal entities.
LEI code prices
Register/renewal 1 year
Register/renewal 3 years
Register/renewal 5 years
LEI code transfer
Since LEI code providers are free to set their own prices, you might want to change service provider for your LEI code. We offer some of the best prices available on the US market (feel free to compare us to other providers!). If you wish to transfer your existing LEI to us, you can do this free of charge. A transfer will be processed within 7 days, and you can also renew your LEI at the same time!
The international organization behind the LEI system is called GLEIF, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation. They are responsible for the functionality of the system and for monitoring LEI service providers (LOU’s).
The Global LEI Index also lies with GLEIF, and is the database of all existing LEI codes. In the database, you can search for a code and find out who is behind it. The database is also a tool to find out whether a company possesses LEI code or not.
Even though GLEIF is behind the LEI system, there are plenty of other units connected to the system. These are the LEI code service providers, also known as Local Operating Units, LOU. A LOU can also have a number of connected registration agents, such as LEI Register™ who offer the service marketed on this site. All accredited LOU’s are listed at GLEIF.
How LEI codes work
LEI codes are 20 character long alphanumeric codes. All codes are unique and connected to a single company or organization, which makes them work as identification numbers. The LEI code system makes it easy to access information about the companies performing transactions on the financial market and leads to a transparent system.
GLEIF is the organization that issue LEI numbers, but LEI registration can be done through LOU’s or other LEI service providers. A LEI code starts with four digits that identifies which LOU has issued the code. The following two digits are always two zeros, and then follows a unique combination of 12 digits. These digits are representative for the company connected to the LEI code. Finally, the LEI code ends with two control digits.