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KYC Compliance

Boost account opening conversions and speed onboarding while meeting stringent AML and KYC compliance obligations.

What is KYC?

Know Your Customer (KYC) refers to the process of verifying the identity of your customers, Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) and third-party businesses during onboarding and throughout the customer journey. The KYC process typically includes the identity verification practices used by regulated bank customers to assess and monitor customer risk. KYC verification is a legal requirement for anti-money laundering (AML) measures.

Who is Impacted?

Regulations are becoming increasingly strict for financial institutions to better verify customer identities during the opening and ongoing monitoring of bank accounts. KYC policies require “reasonable due diligence” to know (and retain) the essential facts concerning every customer. Whether you are technically subject to KYC regulations or not, companies of all sizes are embracing KYC procedures to protect themselves and their customers.

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KYC Compliance and Your Customer Identification Program (CIP)

How do you know someone is who they say they are? How do you answer this question when your customers aren’t sitting across the desk from you?

For financial services companies in particular, KYC compliance has a huge impact on how they enable customers to open accounts and perform financial transactions on their preferred device. Customers want to bank online, but banks must contend with AML and KYC requirements while also fighting fraud, financial crimes, terrorism financing and other criminal activities.

To help meet your KYC regulatory obligations and build a comprehensive risk assessment profile, you need an identity verification solution that can deliver convenience to your customers and protection for your business. To do so, look for mobile and web-enabled solutions that leverage on-device technology, frictionless risk signals, biometric authentication (such as facial recognition with liveness detection), compliant machine learning and identity experts to achieve accurate identity results within a seamless digital environment your customers want.

How Jumio Can Help

Jumio enables financial institutions to fulfill KYC requirements with accurate, real-time online ID and digital identity verification. Our solutions have helped banks and other financial institutions replace slow, ineffective and manual KYC processes with more automated solutions that can be embedded within the online account setup and onboarding experience.

Jumio's AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and authentication solutions deliver key benefits to organizations striving to maximize onboarding and meet KYC and AML regulations.

Verify customers across the globe

Easily service your global client base and meet compliance mandates in multiple jurisdictions. Jumio supports over 5,000 identity document types in over 200 countries and territories.

Verify customers across devices

With a cross-device verification process, you can easily verify your customer’s identity across platforms including mobile, web and API.

Fast and easy customer experience and onboarding process

Streamline the customer experience and save time and money with a simple onboarding process for new customers.

Instant feedback to improve conversions and reduce drop-offs

Instant feedback helps users take a high-quality scan and selfie on the first try, minimizing frustration and abandonment.

KYC Compliance Frequently Asked Questions

KYC requires collecting customer information and confirming the person’s identity from their driver’s license, ID card or passport. Other document verification, such as bank statements and utility bills, might be required to establish proof of address. Additionally, more sophisticated KYC compliance processes may use biometric or selfie verification processes.
Customer due diligence (CDD) and enhanced due diligence (EDD) are both KYC processes. Customer due diligence is performed on all accounts during onboarding to determine the person’s identity and risk profile, including making sure they’re not on a sanctions list. Enhanced due diligence is generally only performed on accounts with a higher risk profile, especially those that pose a risk of suspicious activity like money laundering or terrorist financing. It involves greater scrutiny, such as checking the person’s source of funds and business area and more closely monitoring their transactions on an ongoing basis.
Politically exposed persons (PEPs) generally require a higher level of identity verification than regular customers. As these customers tend to be higher risk, they generally require a more comprehensive enhanced due diligence verification process.

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