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ABOUT US


 

Who We Are

Established in 1983, in London, UK WIS International is a private detective firm. We provide business intelligence, due diligence, private detective, competitive intelligence, trade protection and risk investigation. We hold offices in Portugal and London. Apart from that, we also undertake investigations in many countries.

Further, we also undertake assignments and case management in jurisdictions across the world with the assistance of our associates. We have access to many databases across the globe, as gathering intelligence information is our primary objective. We are a member of numerous professional organizations that follow “Codes of Ethics” which enables us to have best practice and compliance that affects the industry. 

Our clienteles are from all the areas including commercial, industrial, manufacturing, legal, banking & finance, insurance travel, service industry, and leisure. We undertake asset tracing in various jurisdiction all over the world. 

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United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland


Established in London, WIS International undertakes many varied assignments through out the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Over the years we have assisted many companies and individuals in all manner of private investigation and intelligence related services.

We have a long track record of delivering results that matter; on time and to budget.

WIS International is registered with the Data Commissioner and is a member of The Association of British Investigators (who are endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales).

In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and Malta our team of private detectives and associates offers the following private detection and intelligence service portfolio:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due diligence,
  • Risk investigations
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • People tracing
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Portugal


WIS International has been established in Portugal since 1992. We undertake many private and corporate investigations through out Portugal using our trusted agents.

We are registered with the Data Commissioner in Lisbon to handle person data, we are also members of the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. As such, we are well plugged in to information sources in the country.

In Portugal we cover a wide spectrum of investigations including:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing.
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • People tracing
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries
  • General investigations
  • Business and people credit reports
  • Provides private detective and bodyguards

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Spain


With our multi lingual staff and being based in neighbouring Portugal, we are ideally placed to undertake operational activities in Spain. We have direct access to many databases that provide commercial and individual information.

We provide business and individual intelligence as well as company and directors due diligence reports. We are able to provide competitive intelligence as well as personal research.

We are able to undertake the following from our offices in Portugal; when field work is required we work with one of our trusted and licensed local agents ensuring our clients get the best possible result:

  • Business Intelligence.
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations.
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing.
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • People tracing
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries
  • General investigations
  • Business and people credit reports

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Angola


We have been providing business intelligence, private detective and bodyguard services from Angola for over 3 years. We have been able to build a trusted network of source information as well as obtaining direct access to certain intelligence material.

Although the procurement of information in Angola can be slow and frustrating, we have worked hard to ensure that we obtain credible information as quickly as possible.

As many Angolan businesses and business executives tend to have interests outside of Angola we normally search other jurisdictions favoured by Angolans. We endeavour to give the best profile available of these businesses and individuals.

Services Provided in Angola:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing.
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Breach of contract enquirers
  • Brand protection.
  • People tracing
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation enquirers
  • General investigations

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Brazil


WIS International have strong and direct access into most of the information databases in Brazil, providing up to date information on companies and people. We undertake in-depth business research as well as asset tracing and employment screening.

We have trusted agents that are used for all field enquiries

With the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics being held in Brazil it is now more important that companies and organisations receive the most reliable information about prospective suppliers.

We deliver Brazilian information accurately and quickly. We are constantly reviewing information sources allowing us to provide high quality data to our private and corporate clients.

Services provided in Brazil:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • People tracing.
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries
  • General investigations
  • Credit report on people and businesses

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Other Jurisdictions


WIS International has, over the years, built up a strong network of professional associates and industry experts, which enables us to provide our services “globally”. Wherever you are and whatever your requirement, WIS-INT can assist you today.

Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

Portugal


WIS International has been established in Portugal since 1992. We undertake many private and corporate investigations through out Portugal using our trusted agents.

We are registered with the Data Commissioner in Lisbon to handle person data, we are also members of the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. As such, we are well plugged in to information sources in the country.

In Portugal we cover a wide spectrum of investigations including:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing.
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • People tracing
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries
  • General investigations
  • Business and people credit reports

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com

 


ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INVESTIGATORS

The Association of British Investigators (ABI) is the longest established organisation representing professional Private Investigators in the UK with its foundations laid way back in 1913.

Members are admitted only after stringent vetting. Members must conduct their business in a professional manner and by complying with a strict code of ethics with disciplinary procedures in place to monitor any transgressions.

Entrust your investigation to an ABI Member. It’s YOUR guarantee of a thorough, competent and totally discreet investigation.  Above all, it’s your guarantee of peace of mind.  There is a modern and professional investigator in just about any part of the world you care to imagine.

 

ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS

The ACFE established and administers the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. Globally preferred by employers, the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. Members with the CFE credential gain a professional advantage and quickly position themselves as leaders in the global anti-fraud community.

  • There are currently more than 20,000 CFEs worldwide. As experts in the four major areas of fraud, CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk.
  • To become a CFE, one must pass a rigorous examination administered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), meet specific education and professional requirements, exemplify the highest moral and ethical standards and agree to abide by the CFE Code of Professional Ethics.
  • A Certified Fraud Examiner also must maintain annual CPE requirements and remain an ACFE member in good standing.
  • The FBI officially recognizes the CFE credential as a critical skill set for its diversified hiring program.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense officially recognizes the CFE credential as career advancement criteria in its Department of Defense policy.
  • Forensic Audits and Special Investigations Unit (FSI) for the Government Accountability Office announced that all professionals in the FSI unit must obtain their CFE credential.
  • In a recent study by Robert Half International, a leading specialist in financial staffing, the CFE is listed as one of the most marketable credentials today. “Bringing staff with the CFE on board enables employers to develop a more skilled workforce. Professionals who earn and maintain this accreditation establish themselves as leaders in their field and gain insight into industry trends and best practices in the process,” said DeLynn Senna, executive director of Finance & Accounting at Robert Half International.
  • Douglas Carmicheal, CFE, Chief Auditor and Director of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, is a world-renowned advocate for financial integrity.

Cynthia Cooper, the CFE who discovered the WorldCom fraud, has shared her inspiring story with professionals worldwide.

COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATORS

In October of 1955, a group of well-known and highly respected private investigators gathered informally in Chicago, Illinois.  The purpose of this meeting was to consider the formation of a close knit organization that they could trust to handle investigatory matters in their respective local areas. Emphasis was put on "Quality" not "Quantity".

As the existence of this professional group became known due to its lofty standards of integrity, ethics, and mutual trust, many other investigators sought to be accepted into "The Council".  The original group expanded the membership and areas of world coverage through careful selective screening of applicants.

Today, membership in "The Council" adds dignity and prestige to each individual member selected for certified membership status.  Since the membership consists of persons of the same basic high qualities, a warm friendship and mutual trust exists which enhances the social and business relationship of the Council.  The adoption of and strict adherence to the Council Code of Ethics has met with universal approval by public law enforcement agencies, legislatures, and public officials.  It also assures Council clients of the highest professional efforts in the pursuit of their interest.

Although comparatively young in years, the Council of International Investigators has achieved the position in our profession and before the public, as the spokesman for ethical investigators throughout the world.  The Council is already rich in tradition and reputation for excellence in our service area.

INTELLENET

International Intelligence Network is a world-wide network of investigators and security consultants. Their selective membership is restricted to individuals with extensive experience in law enforcement, investigations, intelligence, or private security. They offer an assortment of diversified services, and operational scopes are virtually unlimited throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Their members represent some of the finest investigators available in the world, and many are retired or former government agents from the highest echelons of both military and civilian elements.  Regardless of client needs - regional, national or international - INTELLENET members provide unique services to corporations, law firms, families, individuals and foreign allies.  A complete list of members in our professional security alliance is available through INTELLENET's Searchable Membership List.

The Membership List can also be used to search for specific topics - personal names, countries, states, cities or metropolitan areas, specialised skills or languages.

World Association of Detectives

The World Association of Detectives, Inc. is an outstanding and leading international organization whose members are the leaders of their profession in their respective communities and countries.  

History

In 1950, the World Secret Service Association, Inc., an international organization of private investigators, was formed as a joint venture by the combined membership of the World Association of Detectives (founded in 1925) and the International Secret Service Association (founded in 1921). In 1966, by unanimous vote of the membership, we again adopted the name of the World Association of Detectives.

BRITISH PORTUGUESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

With over 460 members, the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1911, is an independent, non-profit organisation that sets out to promote the interests of its membership in respect to commercial links between businesses in the United Kingdom and Portugal.  This is achieved mainly through a programme of networking events and by making available a number of very useful business services.

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a totally independent organisation, financed solely by the subscriptions of our members and through profits arising from Chamber events and the services we provide.

The BPCC work with, but not on behalf of, any Government organisation, and is specifically prohibited from any party political activity by its statutes.  Any company, whether operating in or from the UK or Portugal, is eligible to apply for membership of the Chamber.

By joining the Chamber, a company can benefit not only from discounts on a number of services, but also from joining a network of companies interested in British-Portuguese commerce, with all the communications and opportunities this implies.

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is run by an extremely competent and friendly professional staff from offices in Lisbon, with local representatives in the North of the country as well as in the Algarve.

The overall supervision of the Chamber's activities is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, which is made up from professionals working in Portugal, but who contribute their time to the Chamber on a voluntary basis.

It is strongly recommended all companies to make the BPCC a vital part of their business development programme.


Brazil


WIS International have strong and direct access into many of the information databases in Brazil, providing up to date information on companies and people. We undertake in-depth business research as well as asset tracing and employment screening.

We have trusted agents, bodyguard and private detective in Brazil that are used for all field enquiries

With the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics being held in Brazil it is now more important that companies and organisations receive the most reliable information about prospective suppliers.

We deliver Brazilian information accurately and quickly. We are constantly reviewing information sources allowing us to provide high quality data to our private and corporate clients.

Services provided in Brazil:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Due-diligence
  • Risk investigations
  • Fraud and theft investigations
  • Asset tracing
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Brand protection
  • Breach of contract inquiries
  • People tracing.
  • Insurance investigations
  • Employment screening
  • Legal and litigation inquiries
  • General investigations
  • Credit report on people and businesses

Whatever your problem WIS-INT can assist you to find the answers.
Talk to us about your requirements before talking to any one else.

info@wis-int.com