Create a user account via New here? Register now! Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Once you have confirmed your e-mail address, you may APPLY for one or more LEI(s).


LOG IN to your user account. Apply for one or more LEI(s) via the LEI APPLICATION section. Upon completion of the application process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail including your order number. Usually within one business day, you will receive your invoice(s) by e-mail for you to PAY.


Pay your invoice(s) in full. Upon receipt, we will send you a confirmation e-mail and start reviewing the information you entered as part of the LEI validation process. If the data verification is successful, you will receive your LEI(s).


Upon successful completion of the initial data verification process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and your LEI(s) will be published at the WM-LEIPORTAL under LEI SEARCH | LEI Search (WM Datenservice). Log in to your user account at any time to manage your LEI(s) as well as your master data.



Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

WM Datenservice is Europe’s largest agency for the allocation of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) (as of Feb. 2017). This internationally standardized and globally valid identifier for financial market participants has the objective to unequivocally identify contracting parties and can be used to comply with a variety of reporting requirements.

WM Datenservice is one of the leading data providers for the German financial industry. In addition to the LEI, it also assigns the German Securities Identification Number (Wertpapierkennnummer, WKN) and the International Securities identification Number (ISIN) to securities issued by German issuers. Since April 2013, WM Datenservice has been allocating the LEI. In October 2013, it was endorsed as global LEI allocation agency. As of February 2017, it has issued more than 69,000 LEIs to customers in 132 countries.

We respond to all your questions on LEI application, renewal, or transfer using our in-depth knowledge and high level of expertise.

This is why you should use WM Datenservice to apply for an LEI:

  • Proven data expertise
  • Europe’s largest LEI allocation agency (as of Febr. 2017)
  • Convenient LEI online application and management
  • Specialized LEI-Helpdesk and outstanding customer service
  • Certified data privacy and security

What is the format of the LEI?

The LEI format is based on ISO Standard 17442 and follows Financial Stability Board (FSB) specifications. The LEI consists of a 20-digit alphanumeric code. It has the following pattern:

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