Need to request your LEI code? Xerius will handle everything.
Enjoy the Xerius triple guarantee
Xerius is recognised as an LEI issuer by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Letting us manage your LEI code allows you to benefit from our double guarantee:
- Organising your LEI code is quick and easy.
- Xerius will make sure it is renewed on time every year. You won't need to give it a second thought.
Everything you need to know about your LEI code
Why were LEI codes introduced?
The financial crisis was caused by negligence on the part of the banks and stock exchanges, and Europe took robust measures to prevent another day of reckoning. LEI codes (standing for Legal Entity Identifier) are one such measure. These unique identifiers make it easier to trace transactions, in turn making the market more transparent – and safer.
Who has to request an LEI code?
Under a European investment directive, LEI codes are required for companies, organisations and associations. Without this number they cannot trade shares, bonds, warrants, government certificates and other financial products.
What do LEI codes look like?
An LEI code is a 20-character code.
- The first 4 digits are the LEI issuer's prefix. Xerius' prefix is 6994.
- The next 2 digits are reserved positions.
- After this comes a combination of 12 letters and digits. This code is unique for each applicant.
- The last 2 digits are check digits.
The 20-character code is structured according to the ISO 17442 standard.
Xerius offers a complete, hassle-free LEI code service from start to finish.
Xerius is recognised as an LEI issuer by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). This means we're able to provide, renew or manage your LEI code in just a few clicks.
All companies and organisations registered in the Central Enterprise Databank (BCE/KBO) are welcome at Xerius. You can submit a request if you're a manager, director or authorised representative. Just a few clicks later, you'll have your code.
If you're not in the Central Enterprise Databank, get in touch at email@example.com or call +32 (0)3 221 09 69. We may be able to offer another solution.
What information should be included with a request?
First and foremost, we need your company or organisation's details such as its name, address and company number.
Are you a manager or director? If so, and your company does not have a parent company, you don't need to provide any more documentation. Your LEI code will be issued almost immediately.
Are you submitting a request as an authorised representative? In that case, we'll need a copy of your authorisation document, which is simple to upload. You'll usually be issued with your LEI code on the same day.
Does your company have a parent company? If so, Xerius will search for evidence such as a consolidated financial statement. If we can't find any evidence, we'll ask you to provide some. Of course, in this case your request will take a little longer.
You're in the right place with Xerius
You don't need to worry about renewing your code. Up to six weeks before your code expires, we'll e-mail you to check whether your details are still correct. All you then have to do is pay and you're done: you can carry out transactions all year long.
You see, Xerius doesn't just give you a number – our complete service is a great reason to let us manage your LEI code.
If you still have questions about LEI codes, you'll find all the answers here.
Can I request an LEI code for a non-Belgian company?
My LEI details are not, or no longer, up to date. What happens now?
How do I terminate my LEI code?
Your LEI code will always be linked to your business or organisation. Your code is valid for one year, and if it is not renewed will be classified as LAPSED (expired). You can renew your code at any time.
Your LEI code will only be terminated if your business or organisation ceases to exist, for example because of a merger, liquidation or bankruptcy. Simply notify us of this by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Xerius will take care of the rest.
Where can I find a company/organisation's LEI code?You can do this on the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) website. You can search by company number, name and address. You will also be able to see whether their LEI code is still valid.
How do I report an error in a client or partner's LEI details?
How can I become a Xerius partner?