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5 Surprising Findings from the 2020 Holiday Fraud Report

December 15, 2020

Despite widespread reports of fraud increasing because of COVID-19, Jumio customers actually saw a 23% decrease in fraud in 2020. That was just one of the unexpected findings in the fourth edition of Jumio’s Holiday New Account Fraud Report. Every year, our holiday fraud report examines the attempts that users made to fraudulently open new…

Jumio Transaction Monitoring Named Top 10 KYC Solution Provider

December 11, 2020

Since the Beam Solutions platform was acquired by Jumio in September, we have been busy integrating Beam into the Jumio KYX Platform and settling into our new home. The Beam solutions are now under the umbrella of Jumio Transaction Monitoring, which includes monitoring and detection of transactions, accounts, and parties as well as watchlist screening,…

Traveling & COVID-19: It Starts with Trust

November 09, 2020

COVID-19 has drastically changed how people are traveling. Big trips involving air travel, luxurious hotel accommodations, dining at world-class restaurants and itineraries packed with bustling tourist destinations have been off the table for months due to lockdown mandates and international travel restrictions. But this doesn’t mean people are staying home — they’re just staying closer to…

The Dawn of End-to-End AML Compliance

The Dawn of End-to-End AML Compliance

November 02, 2020

Failures in compliance processes cause firms to face heavy penalties, criminal proceedings and sanctions. Unfortunately, many firms keep making the same compliance mistakes and struggle to meet their regulatory obligations despite the repeated messages in these enforcement cases. The enduring problems reflect a lack of resourcing and the reliance on legacy systems that can’t keep…

5 Practical Ways to Reduce AI Bias in Online Identity Verification

October 29, 2020

AI and racial bias seem to be increasingly intertwined these days. When bias becomes embedded in machine learning models, it can have an adverse impact on our daily lives. The bias is exhibited in the form of exclusion, such as certain groups being denied loans or not being able to use the technology, or in…

Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) 50 Years of AML

The Bank Secrecy Act Turns 50: Five Decades of Anti-Money Laundering in the US

October 26, 2020

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) is celebrating its 50th birthday today. Established on October 26, 1970, it has become one of the most important anti-money laundering (AML) tools in the United States and has set the pace for worldwide AML efforts. Let’s take a look at how it’s changed over the five decades since its…

Hello Video Verification

Video Verification: A New Option for an Old Problem

October 21, 2020

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on online customer adoption and, according to McKinsey Digital, “the rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic will continue into the recovery.” Organisations have had to rethink their customer onboarding processes in order to move their services fully online, meet KYC/AML mandates and deliver a better digital…

The Identity Challenges of High-Volume Hiring

The Identity Challenges of High-Volume Hiring

October 15, 2020

As the economy slowly starts to recover, there are still pockets of the market that still need to hire lots of folks en masse. This is known as high-volume recruitment and generally refers to filling a larger-than-average number of positions in a relatively short time frame. And much like everything else in the COVID era,…

Identity Proofing's Seismic Shift

A Seismic Shift is Occurring in the Identity Proofing Space

October 05, 2020

For decades, the only real way to verify someone’s identity online was to compare self-reported information, usually captured on an online form, to a third-party database or credit bureau. So, if Tom Jones at 125 Willow Street in Saratoga, California provided that information online along with his given Social Security number, then obviously that person…

Jumio Expands KYX Platform with Beam’s AML Solutions

September 29, 2020

The estimated amount of money laundered globally in one year is 2% to 5% of global GDP — that’s $800 billion to $2 trillion in current U.S. dollars. Though the margin between those figures is huge, even the lower estimate underscores the seriousness of the problem governments have pledged to address. Consequently, any organization that…

jumio + microsoft azure active directory biometric-based identity proofing

Enabling Biometric-Based Identity Verification for Microsoft Azure Active Directory

September 22, 2020

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) External Identities is a set of capabilities that enables organizations to secure and manage any external user, including customers and partners. For white label authentication and fully customizable user experience, Azure Active Directory B2C is capable of supporting millions of users and billions of authentications per day. Using Azure AD…

KY Who? Behind the Scenes of the Jumio KYX Platform

September 17, 2020

Today, Jumio is announcing the launch of our KYX platform, which begs the question — what is KYX? The “X” in KYX could be your customer, your patient, your business partner, your driver or any host of end users. We’re obviously riffing on KYC or Know Your Customer, which is the mandatory process of identifying…