Definition: International PEPs, short for International Politically Exposed Persons, are individuals who hold or have held significant public positions or prominent roles in foreign countries. They are at a higher risk of being involved in money laundering, corruption, or other illicit activities due to their access to political power and influence.


  1. Former Prime Minister of a foreign country who engages in international business ventures and financial transactions.
  2. Son of a high-ranking government official who uses his family connections to secure lucrative contracts abroad.
  3. Close associate of a foreign political leader who is suspected of using their influence to facilitate money laundering activities.


  • According to a global study, approximately 25% of high-level corruption cases involve international PEPs.
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reported a significant increase in the number of international PEP-related money laundering cases in recent years.
  • A study conducted by a leading AML research institute found that international PEPs account for a substantial proportion of suspicious transactions reported by financial institutions worldwide.

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