Digital Kyc

6 Digital Solutions for Banks to Help with KYC

Digital KYC: For banks, streamlining the customer onboarding is essential. The manual way of entering client information into the system is redundant and time-consuming. In this age of ‘do it now’, banks need a tech-based approach for onboarding customers.

Also, technology alone can’t solve these problems. Its implementation needs to be strategic, logical and customer oriented. For example, banks need to comply with regulations such as know your customer (KYC), and the customers want swift and easy interaction with the banking system. AI-based digital solutions can help both the banks and the customers.

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Problems Banks Currently Face in Onboarding

According to a KPMG report, a tier 1 bank could easily be spending about $100 million annually on onboarding clients. Despite spending this much, this manual process is error-prone, slow, risky (due to lack of regulatory compliance) and does not enhance the client experience. 

The majority of the problems associated with client onboarding are related to the outmoded manual onboarding. For example;

  1. Manual form filling and questioning are time-consuming.
  2. There is an ever-increasing demand for transparency by the regulators. Keeping up with these demands is arduous.
  3. The process is complicated and slow from the customer’s perspective.

The solution to such problems should consider three main factors; the business side, regulatory compliance, and modern technology. Coordination among these three pillars will exhibit the benefits of digital KYC. 

Here are 6 Digital Solutions to help with KYC

  • Face Verification

Simply put, the user takes a selfie with their smartphone or with a webcam. The software (digital KYC solution provider) ascertains the physical presence of the individual. AI-based methods can differentiate between a picture and a live face using 3D depth perception and color texture. This prevents spoofing attacks. Contemporary solution providers use microexpressions for verification as well.

  • Document Verification

With the camera of a smartphone or computer, the software scans documents for verification. Normally this includes verifying government-issued ID cards, passports, or driver’s license. Smart solutions determine the authenticity of documents and ensure that they are not tampered with. They also check for the format to assure that the document is original. For example, besides checking the apparent format of the passport it checks the machine readable zone (MRZ), which is usually located at the bottom of the identity page.

  •  Address Verification  

Verifying the physical address is a crucial part of the customer’s identity. It acts as a solid deterrence against identity theft. By ‘reading’ the government-issued documents such as ID cards, digital KYC solutions authenticate that the document is genuine, and the address mentioned on it is not forged or tampered with. The best services offer hybrid solutions; first, the document is verified by the machine, then, a trained person ensures that the verification is error free. See how Shufti Pro performs all this in just 60 seconds.  

  • Two Factor Authentication

The combination of phone and internet is used in the two-factor authentication. The user simply enters their phone number into the app or software, then, a code is sent to their phone. The user is then requested to enter that code into the web interface to authenticate.

  • Anti Money Laundering (AML) Screening 

Banks not only have to ‘know their customers’ but they also have to perform due diligence before they doing any form of business with them. They need to screen them to ensure that they are not listed on the anti-money laundering watch list. This service is also available to banks in a digital form. The best solutions out there update their database every few minutes, so that when they screen, it cross-checks with the most recent data. 

  • Knowing Customers through Customized Documents

Smart digital solutions are capable of reading handwritten notes and custom documents. This is achieved through optical character recognition, which is powered by AI and machine learning. Digital KYC verification is an impetus for comprehensive due diligence. 

Despite the various benefits, tech-based solutions alone are not enough. The integration needs to make business sense for banks. KYC – digital or manual – needs to be in compliance with the regulations. The majority of banks spend huge sums of money on compliance but still, come short on many fronts. Third party services are a cost-effective and feasible option; compliance is met and customers get fast and easy communication with the banks.

ONTology Signs MOU with Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro signs MOU with Ontology for Technical Collaboration

BATH, UK – (October 11th, 2018) Shufti Pro has recently signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Ontology to work together for KYC and AML integration. Both these companies will collaborate to provide digital identity services all the while building on the trust ecosystem established by Ontology.

Ontology is a digital identity firm that has formulated a blockchain based distributed identity network. ONT IDs from Ontology support individuals, businesses, assets, objects, and affairs to authenticate and verify themselves in this digital age. The distributed identity network allows its users to create multi-factor identity portraits that can be verified, certified and used for identity verification on multiple platforms. On the other hand, Shufti Pro tends to verify digital ends of a person’s identity using a hybrid of Artificial and Human intelligence. It provides real-time verification results for a large number of solutions and services provided for digital identity verification.

Shufti Pro and Ontology shall work together to develop and refine digital identification tools that will enable businesses for online fraud prevention and identity theft protection. The MOU stipulates that both companies will work to provide compliance ready solutions for KYC and AML solely based on Ontology blockchain network. This joint collaboration will also focus on improving the overall accessibility of digital identification services into various markets across the globe.

Ontology’s Co-Founder Andy Ji explained the importance of this joint collaboration in the following words:

“The emergence of blockchain technology creates opportunities to discover potential and promising solutions. Ontology is pleased to begin this journey with Shufti Pro, combining blockchain technology with identity verification services, providing a blockchain-based end-solution for KYC/AML services”.

Speaking on the cooperation, Victor Fredung, CEO of Shufti Pro, said: “We are pleased to be starting our partnership with Ontology. We believe that the combined use of new and innovative blockchain technology with cutting-edge ID and identity verification technology is a powerful combination for global business operations.”

The MOU states following principle avenues of joint collaboration between the two companies for future:

  1. Ontology will provide technical expertise and consultation on Distributed Ledger Technologies.
  2. Both parties will collaborate in the development of KYC/AML solutions on the Ontology distributed blockchain network infrastructure
  3. Joint PR and marketing promotion of products and services.

This joint partnership between the two tech companies will usher in a new era of technological advancement in the field of digital identity verification services. With an aim of making the online marketplace secure against identity frauds, frequent cash-back requests and users with fake financial information, Shufti Pro has taken steps for superior customer service and top-notch data security.

About Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro is an emerging name in ID verification services. It was founded on 31st October 2017 in Bath, UK. The goal of the company is to enable its clients with seamless customer experience, fraud prevention and undeterred revenue generation. The company offers state of the art SaaS, which engages Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence to provide ID verification services. Businesses can now conduct easy digital verification processes with lesser friction and more advanced technology. Currently offering its services for all countries of the world along with Universal Language Support, the company is located in the United Kingdom with its global office in Sweden.

Please visit Shufti Pro here.

Shufti Pro Limited

info@shuftipro.com

Unit C401, Westfield Shopping Centre,

Ariel Way, London, W12 7FD

About Ontology

Ontology is a diverse, integrated, distributed trust network and the infrastructure for building a trust ecosystem. Ontology encourages trust cooperation and allows projects of all shapes, sizes, and technologies with different business scenarios and compliance requirements to pass through Ontology’s chain networks and take advantage of the distributed trust network how they see fit.

Shufti Pro partners with vconnect

Vconnect to verify new businesses on its platform via Shufti Pro

BATH, UK – (October 8th, 2018) Vconnect, an online marketplace to connect businesses and consumers, will be verifying new businesses on their platform with the help of identity verification services of Shufti Pro. Vconnect will also be using Hosted Verification Page – also known as HVP – feature from Shufti Pro to perform KYC verification of new businesses applying for listing on their website. Shufti Pro offers AI based identity verification services to its clients, with verification results further corroborated by Human Intelligence.

Vconnect is an SME-tech startup based in Lagos, Nigeria. With features like “request a quote”, “message the business”, reviews, photo uploading and business listing, Vconnect creates a virtual connection among businesses and consumers searching for any kind of business or service from the comfort of their home. With a focus to build a relation of trust with their consumers and to safeguard these users from fraudulent business entities, Vconnect wanted to engage a truly innovative identity verification service. They wanted to make sure that businesses and services provider signing up on their platform, must be reliable and should have genuine credentials.

   Shufti Pro was selected by Vconnect for a variety of reasons but the option of Hosted Verification Page stood out especially for the Nigerian startup. It promised greater control of KYC verification to Vconnect and they were able to decide what kind of information was collected to perform a KYC verification. It also allowed for more seamless experience for businesses registering on to their platform. Talking about the collaboration between the two companies, CEO of Shufti Pro, Mr. Victor Fredung said that:

Usually we have customers that want to perform KYC verification for a global clientele but Vconnect wanted to verify local businesses. We were really excited to work with the team of Vconnect, given the kind of repute this startup has generated for itself on the regional and international level, despite having a business model that primarily caters to a local user base.

Commenting on the option of HVP opted by Vconnect, Mr. Fredung said that

We are the only identity verification service provider in the world offering this feature. Our tech team worked closely with Vconnect executives and made sure that each of their requirement is fulfilled in the designing of HVP. Support for both backend and frontend development of HVP was coordinated with Vconnect and we are sure that service delivery standards of Vconnect will surely get a huge boost because of HVP option from Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro offers proof of verification in its back office that will enable Vconnect to receive real-time analytics about the status of verifications being performed prior to business registration. Video and pictorial evidence will give an appropriate idea to Vconnect why a potential business was verified or even declined to be verified by Shufti Pro.

About Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro is an emerging name in ID verification services. The goal of the company is to enable its clients with seamless customer experience, fraud prevention and undeterred revenue generation. The company offers state of the art SaaS, which engages Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence to provide ID verification services. Businesses can now conduct easy digital verification processes with lesser friction and more advanced technology. Currently offering its services for all countries of the world along with Universal Language Support, the company is located in the United Kingdom with its global office in Sweden.

Please visit Shufti Pro here.

Shufti Pro Limited

info@shuftipro.com

Unit C401, Westfield Shopping Centre,

Ariel Way, London, W12 7FD

About Vconnect

A Lagos-based homegrown SME-tech startup that is transforming how businesses access their markets and how customers find and engage with local businesses. Vconnect connects people with local businesses by bringing ‘word of mouth’ online and providing a platform for businesses and consumers to engage and transact.

Vconnect also provides businesses of all sizes in Nigeria with a range of free and paid services that help them engage with consumers and build loyalty.

Web Summit 2018

Catch a Live KYC Demo of Shufti Pro at Web Summit 2018!

BATH, UK – (October 4th, 2018) Shufti Pro is really excited to be a part of the upcoming Web Summit 2018 that will be held from November 5-8, in Lisbon, Portugal. Hailed as “The Largest Tech Conference in the World”, Web Summit 2018 is the place to be if you are interested in the latest trends of the tech world. Shufti Pro will be showcasing its various solutions and services related to Identity verification, KYC and AML Compliance. It will be a perfect platform to get acquainted with new features and services launched by Shufti Pro in recent months. Services like Biometric Consent Verification and integration of OCR-based data extraction technology will be highlights of this AI-run SaaS product at the Web Summit this fall.

Last year, more than 18 million people tuned in to Facebook to watch the live streaming of Web Summit. This year, more than 2500 media outlets will be attending the Web Summit from more than 100 countries. This 4-day huddle – called “A grand conclave of tech industry’s high priests” by The New York Times – will be held in Altic Arena of Lisbon that is among the largest indoor arenas in the European Union.

Shufti Pro is no stranger to such high-octane events as it has previously attended various other conferences of similar nature in different parts of the world. With stand out features like Universal Language Support and Hosted Verification Page, Shufti Pro has already attracted attention from major businesses around the globe. Shufti Pro will be giving live demos of its real-time verification results for KYC verification and AML screening at Web Summit 2018. We invite you to visit our stall and see for yourself how the next chapter in identity verification services looks, as we introduce the world to a future where online marketplace will be free of online frauds, identity thefts, unwanted financial risk and scamming individuals. Take a trial run of how AML checks by Shufti Pro work, with the help of a large data bank. A Data bank, that contains data from 1000 Watchlists, FATF defined PEPs and +3000 databases maintained by world’s largest watchdogs like OFAC, ASIC, FSA, and FCA to name a few. You can even witness our consent verification service in action at Web Summit 2018 as Shufti Pro’s bespoke Artificial Intelligence identifies and verifies your hand-written consent note.

Pay us a visit and our representatives will be happy to walk you through the process of effortlessly integrating Shufti Pro with your existing applications, software and web portals through our RESTful API, Android and iOS SDKs.

We look forward to meeting you at the biggest tech conference of the year. 

You can also send us an email to book a demo for yourself at Web Summit 2018. Feel free to reach us at: victor@shuftipro.com.

Shfuti Pro Partners With Swiss ALPS

Swiss Alps Mining partners with Shufti Pro for KYC & AML Compliance

(Bath, United Kingdom – July 16th, 2018) Swiss Alps Mining has partnered with Shufti Pro to avail KYC & AML Compliance services for ICO of its crypto token. A switzerland based blockchain startup, Swiss Alps Mining is a cryptocurrency mining plantation that optimizes electricity consumption in the coin mining process such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash and Dash.

In order to raise funds for future expansion and product development, Swiss Alps Mining decided to launch a cryptocurrency by the name of Sam. The funds raised in the ICO will be used to finance the development and expansion of the mining facilities and to acquire holdings in hydropower plants. The SAM token is an ERC20 token. It can be used as means of payment within the SAE mining and service universe and will be tradable outside the SAM platform on all relevant exchanges.

In a bid to verify the identity of its investors and to mitigate any financial crime risk posed against its ICO, SAM turned towards Shufti Pro. The swiss startup was impressed by end-to-end ID verification services provided by Shufti Pro. KYC and AML Compliance from Shufti Pro fulfilled all the professional demands of SAM, something that was crucial for the swiss startup. CEO of Shufti Pro, Mr. Victor Fredung had this to say about the joint collaboration between the 2 companies

“Shufti Pro put genuine efforts in understanding the individual needs and demands of Swiss Alps Mining. It was crucial for us to deliver top notch KYC and AML compliance services to make their future venture a success story.”

Shufti Pro’s industry best processing time of 30-60 seconds to perform identity verification ensured a robust customer onboarding process for Swiss Alps Mining. AML compliance from Shufti Pro made sure that the investors showing interest in ICO of Sam were not red flagged by national, regional or international watchdogs. This was made possible with the help of Shufti Pro’s large databank that contains information from 1000 watchlists, sanctions list and Politically Exposed Persons. In addition to that, Shufti Pro performs background checks from 3000 databases maintained by financial law enforcement agencies from around the globe.

SAM was targeting to achieve a global success for its ICO and this also became a vital aspect in selection of Shufti Pro as the verification partner of SAM. Shufti Pro has a global language support which means that documents printed in every language of the world can be verified by Shufti Pro.

Both SAM and Shufti Pro look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship, creating a more vibrant atmosphere for blockchain technologies.

About Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro is an emerging name in verification services and KYC/AML. It was founded on 31st October, 2016 in Bath, UK. The goal of the company is to enable its clients with seamless customer experience, fraud prevention and undeterred revenue generation. The company offers state of the art SaaS, which engages Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence. Businesses can now conduct easy digital verification processes with lesser friction and more advanced technology. Currently offering its services for all countries of the world along with Universal Language Support, the company is located in United Kingdom with its global office in Sweden.

Please visit Shufti Pro here.

Shufti Pro Limited

info@shuftipro.com

Unit C401, Westfield Shopping Centre,

Ariel Way, London, W12 7FD

About Swiss Alps Mining AG

Swiss Alps Energy AG (SAE) is Swiss Alps Mining & Energy’s operating business. SAE is a Swiss startup company in the area of crypto mining and energy, located in Huenenberg, Canton of Zug. SAE plans to start operating crypto mining farms in the Swiss alps in 2018 – a pioneering project. These farms are situated in buildings no longer used by local farmers. SAE will at the same time operate small hydropower plants to produce the electricity needed for crypto mining.

Digital Kyc Services

Howdoo and Shufti Pro enters into partnership for Digital KYC Services

BATH, UK – (July 4, 2018) – Shufti Pro will be partnering up with Howdoo to provide Digital KYC services that will help the social media platform with efficient customer onboarding and validation of credentials provided by future users.

Shufti Pro is an Artificial & Human Intelligence based end-to-end Identity verification SaaS product. A GDPR and PCI compliant solution, Shufti Pro strives to provide flawless digital KYC services and AML Compliance to a worldwide audience. Howdoo, on the other hand, is a blockchain based social platform providing users with a unique opportunity to take control of their social media content. Howdoo envisioned to bring together a community of global users for better content, smarter communication and enhanced security of data. In order to ensure that access to their highly secure social media platform is not breached by scammers or users with fake identities, Howdoo turned to Shufti Pro.

But even before settling down with Shufti Pro, Howdoo executives made sure to conduct thorough market research. They needed to find Digital KYC services from a company that understood what it takes to secure the interests of users. A company that realises the prowess of blockchain and how it can be utilised in creating a feature-rich social platform like Howdoo. Shufti Pro’s passion to create an online marketplace without a shred of fraud and scam really hit the right note with Howdoo management.

CEO of Shufti Pro, Mr. Victor Fredung highlighted the importance of this collaboration among two tech companies in following words:

“Digital KYC services from Shufti Pro are perfect match to user-centric platform like Howdoo. Our entire team at Shufti Pro is very excited to work with a professional organization like Howdoo and we are hopeful that this will be beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship that will bring lot of opportunities for both companies to learn from each other. Our industry best time of processing an official document in 30-60 seconds will surely streamline the customer onboarding process for Howdoo”

One of the major aspects of partnership between Howdoo and Shufti Pro is the global outreach of this smart verification product, as well as the ability of Shufti Pro to verify official documents in every language of the world. It means that Howdoo will be able to register developers, content creators and advertisers from all over the globe using Digital KYC services from Shufti Pro. As a platform that has the ambition of truly going past traditional barriers of physical borders, this feature of Shufti Pro was truly exciting for Howdoo

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About Shufti Pro

Shufti Pro is an emerging name in identity management and KYC/AML. It was founded on 31st October, 2016 in Bath, UK. The goal of the company is to enable its clients with seamless customer experience, fraud prevention and undeterred revenue generation. The company offers state of the art SaaS, which engages Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence. Businesses can now conduct easy digital verification processes with lesser friction and more advanced technology. Currently offering its services for all countries of the world along with Universal Language Support, the company is located in United Kingdom with its global office in Sweden. Please visit Shufti Pro here.

Shufti Pro Limited

info@shuftipro.com

Unit C401, Westfield Shopping Centre,

Ariel Way, London, W12 7FD

About Howdoo

Howdoo is a new age social media platform developed by utilising the Ethereum blockchain. Not only content creators are invited to showcase their individualistic content on Howdoo but the makers of this exciting platform have also arranged for smooth revenue stream for these creators. Innovative collaboration, secure communication and traceable content are going to be cornerstone of  Howdoo.

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges and negative KYC Compliance

 

KYC & AML Compliances are not being upheld by almost 68% of the cryptocurrency exchanges around the globe. Only 32% have been found to be fully following the compliance rules.

This means that one way or another, once the revised AML directives are in place in the year 2019, these companies will have to completely reform the way they operate, in accordance with the EU Regulations.

An analytics study conducted by the P.A.ID Strategies disclosed the non-compliance of more than half of the cryptocurrency exchanges based in the U.S. and EU region.

Reasons of Non-Compliance

With a sample size of a quarter of a hundred, P.A.ID Strategies proved that many of the crypto exchanges fail to verify the identity of their users. Majority of the Cryptocurrency exchanges take place without requesting any substantial proof of identity or official documentation to screen the user before permitting the exchange. The general practice entails asking the user merely for their mobile number or email address.

This information is nearly not enough to carry out IDV or risk assessment checks. In addition, they can easily be obtained from various other sources. It is not uncommon for people to update their contact information, especially email addresses, on their social media profiles. Being highly prone to identity theft, this data definitely requires substantial refinement and close scrutiny.

AML Compliance for Cryptocurrencies

After May, 2018, the GDPR regulations came into place, which required the companies, ICOs and Cryptocurrency exchanges that are located in the EU region, to update their data protection and access policies. Similarly, in June, 2018, the EU launched a fourth AML directive that was basically directed at combating the cryptocurrency crimes and curb terrorist financing. The directive explained in great detail how the organisations must update and maintain their AML screening processes. If unfollowed by any, strict actions (e.g. they may be sanctioned)  are in place to ensure complete order and protect the virtual marketplace.

A fifth AML directive is also set to come forth in June 2019, which is expected to enhance the security systems by enforcing stricter laws.

Effects of KYC on Cryptocurrencies

Rest assured, the crypto world would be a much better place with secure transactions. Following KYC & AML regulations would limit the number of frauds and prevent huge losses. Crypto crime can be reduced if the identity of the investors for ICOs and users at the Cryptocurrency exchanges is properly and thoroughly verified. Their complete information must be requested and matched against their original, state-issued ID documents. The authenticity of those documents must be checked as well. This will combat forgery and identity theft issues, hence, diminishing incidences of money laundering, terrorism and stolen cards.

If users are to trust the cryptocurrency exchanges, the only way to do that is to ensure that their transactions are safe, their money is not going towards any illicit causes, and that if their identity gets stolen, then their funds are not being wrongly used/accepted at the exchanges. Yet, up until this point, the cryptocurrency exchanges are failing to comply with the KYC & AML regulations, resulting in higher frauds and consequently, higher losses.

The easiest way for companies in the EU to secure their assets and finances is to employ identity management softwares that are easily integrated within their systems.

Shufti Pro solves these issues for you by providing a global service for IDV and AML screening. Our readily integrate-able RESTful API and SDKs make it a complete and hassle free package for your needs.

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Why KYC Solutions are becoming a norm in Cryptocurrency?

KYC Solutions provide a great opportunity for crypto exchanges and virtual currency enthusiasts to earn credibility and legitimate status. These kinds of solutions are rapidly becoming important tools to regulate the cryptocurrency space. With virtual currency becoming host to billions of dollars in investments from a diverse range of sources, it is becoming more and more binding on the regulators and the crypto enthusiasts to adopt strategies and business methods that invite greater trust over the entire operating mechanism of cryptocurrencies. Some traditionalists believe that KYC Solutions tend to undermine the basic philosophy behind virtual currencies that is least regulations and better anonymity in financial sector. However, if cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges resist such regulatory moves, it will be very hard to get international recognition for this blockchain based financial system. In order to earn legitimate status and witness a continuous boom in the fortunes of virtual currency floaters, KYC Solutions are a must have.

KYC solutions are not some artificial tools that undermine the functional aspects of virtual currencies or crypto exchanges but they will ensure greater transparency and will help to eradicate inherent financial risk attached with cryptocurrencies. As every cryptocurrency enthusiast is aware of the fact that the anonymity of virtual currencies is leading criminal elements from all over the globe, to use this virtual financial system to conduct money laundering activities in addition to risks of terror funding. Efficient and trustworthy KYC solutions help to solve the puzzle of anonymity in virtual currencies without compromising on the technological aspects of this state of the art financial phenomenon.

KYC Solutions and Territorial Borders

Each regulator and nation state follow a unique economic system and each respond differently to the anonymity of cryptocurrencies. Some regulators demand greater checks on crypto exchanges while others have a liberal standing towards crypto exchanges and virtual currencies. But as more and more cases are coming out where crypto exchanges or even regular banking institutions have been found as accomplice to money laundering and terror financing activities carried out by virtual bandits, the most liberal regulators have ordered crypto exchanges to mend their operations by introducing measures that encourage greater transparency.

KYC Solutions are considered to be the best means to the achieve the goal of greater transparency but the demand of KYC differs from country to country and regulator to regulator. As you know that major crypto exchanges have a global market outreach. It means that people from different countries can be trading virtual currencies using the services of a crypto exchange. Regulators are not much concerned in trading or buying/selling of any particular cryptocurrency. They demand from crypto exchanges to install KYC Solutions that don’t only collect personal information of users from authentic documents but that also verify those credentials. Regulators are forcing crypto exchanges to perform these KYC procedures long before a person starts trading on these exchanges. It means that customer onboarding process can be compromised because of not-so-efficient KYC solutions. Users don’t like to wait for hours, if not days, to get their credentials validated before they start trading. So there is always a risk of losing customers in order to comply with  regulators’ demands for greater KYC compliance.

Greater Productivity With Efficient KYC Solutions

With increasing pressures from international financial watchdogs and greater zeal to counter money laundering activities and terror financing, regulators are either forcing crypto exchanges or will start tightening regulations in coming months that will drive crypto exchanges to install more proactive Digital KYC solutions.

Shufti Pro is an ideal solution for crypto exchanges that are in need of fast yet efficient KYC Solutions. This artificial intelligence KYC Solution can verify identity documents issued by every country of the globe. This smart KYC solution can read documents in every language of the world which is just perfect for crypto exchanges whose business model encourages a global client base. Each verification and credential is verified within 30-60 seconds processing time by Shufti Pro which is just perfect for crypto exchanges and their customers who don’t want to waste unnecessary time on verification of identity documents. So with a changing world order that favours KYC solutions, Shufti Pro is perfect choice for crypto exchanges and virtual currency enthusiasts. It has already been used by several world renowned exchanges to verify the identity of their future users.

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Mobile Kyc

How Mobile KYC will revolutionize the Digital World?

Mobile KYC is the next frontier in Identity Verification services allowing greater access to businesses and enterprises to validate the identity of their users. There are billions of smartphone users at the moment in this world, each having the facility of a front-end camera and fast internet connection. This is a unique opportunity for businesses to increase their overall customer outreach without compromising on their credibility or profitability. Here are few ways in which mobile KYC can revolutionize the way cyberspace is utilised by different kind of businesses.

Mobile KYC for Banks

In today’s digitized world, where mobile banking is quickly catching up with normal means of banking and consumers are performing large deal of their banking operations straight from their mobile devices, it seems curious that they should still be required to visit a bank branch to open an account. As regulations are changing across each country based upon technological advancements, each banking organization is bound to follow specific set of Anti Money Laundering (AML) guidelines applicable on it by its specific financial watchdog. In order to cater to these regulations, banks are required to perform identity verification, and some of these territories also allow for remote identity checks. In such scenarios, mobile KYC can come very handy for banks to authentic transactions, open accounts and in order to perform other miscellaneous banking operations.  

If banks are already trusting remote KYC services to authorize payments and account access, it makes perfect sense to use mobile KYC for verifying credentials and identities of bank account holders. Using this method, bank users can perform biometric verification without requiring any human validation. In this model of Mobile KYC, the possibility for human error is heavily reduced and the desired remote customer experience can be achieved.

Mobile KYC for Ecommerce

In a world where nearly everyone is buying and selling on a mobile device, it makes total sense to introduce an intelligent identity verification system using Mobile KYC technology. The ease of e-commerce also comes with a real threat related to fraud and identity thefts. Scammers evolve with technology and thus they are also founding ways to commit online frauds especially in e-commerce field. Connecting with real customers and identifying fraudsters in the mobile world is a challenge for ecommerce vendors.

Although there is a large list of identity verification services available around the globe but each one of them comes with its specific set of limitations. The most efficient of the KYC system make it easier to access mobile data. This pre-accepted access to data can be used as leverage to ensure that specific criteria are met by legitimate customers before any purchase is made or payment is made by them on a certain ecommerce website or portal. This leads to an added layer of protection on commercial ecommerce websites, preventing them from frequent cashback payments for identity thefts of unverified credentials. Simply put, it’s another tool to help you reduce your fraud risk, improve your KYC standards, and just as important, secure an effortless experience for your mobile-minded customers.

What’s the right way to Mobile KYC?

Now that we have given a few test cases for utilisation of mobile KYC services, there needs to be made a clear identification of the fact that by which means mobile KYC will be provided to potential customers. There is always an option of having separate platforms, applications and mobile modules that perform Mobile KYC for businesses. They verify identity of users on their own and after proper verification is performed, they forward the confirmation to original business. This kind of customer verification is time consuming and makes the entire routine of identity verification a heavy load on business as well as customer.

Then there is an option of ID verification services like Shufti Pro that can easily integrate with pre-existing systems and applications. Shufti Pro has API as well as SDK integration options available for its users so that they can perform both web based and mobile based integrations. API for both iOS and Android platforms are available and many of our customers are utilising flawless ID verification services through Mobile KYC services of Shufti Pro.

Shufti Pro utilises Artificial Intelligence based technology in order to verify identity of users on smartphones within an industry best processing time of 30-60 seconds. Shufti Pro is available in every country and can even verify ID credentials in every language of the world. So next time, you are in need of a reliable ID verification service to perform Mobile KYC, feel free to use this out of box verification service.

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Nordic Banks brace for Digital KYC with centralized Database

Five major Nordic banks have formed a partnership to establish a company that will compile a centralised database for Digital KYC services. In order to ensure greater transparency and identify financial risks that can create regulatory penalties for these banks, KYC was considered to be an ideal candidate by the bank executives. A shared facility will not only provide wider data bank for banks to utilise but it is also targeted to reduce development cost and maintenance charges for each banking organisation.

The Joint venture will be known as Nordic KYC Utility and will solely be focused on development of an “efficient, common, secure and cost effective” platform for sharing confidential and personal information. The vetted data will be provided by customers for opening an account or to perform transactions and funds’ transfer.

Why Digital KYC for Nordic Region?

Nordic KYC Utility will be opening shop to provide KYC services not only to the founding banks but to large and midsize nordic corporates as well. The management of the founding banks plans to offer KYC services to third parties as well, once the entire database is fully functional and operational. KYC is the easiest method to verify the identities of future customers and sort out the bad apples before receiving a regulatory penalty for handling business of customers or enterprises that are deemed as financial risks by financial regulators. Financial watchdogs around the globe want banks and financial institutions to tighten their business practices in order to identify their users. It further helps in gathering information about why these customers are in need of banking or financial services and what kind of niche those businesses/individuals belong to. It helps regulators to find out the needles of financial criminals in the haystack of businesses and banking customers.

A Unified Platform for Digital KYC

The approach adopted by Nordic banks, i.e. a unified database for KYC compliance, is also being seen as an efficient alternative to the otherwise time consuming and multi-format KYC services available at different banks. As the founding members of Nordic KYC Utility are already one of the largest banks of the region, customers will be facilitated to perform KYC and get their credentials verified in a robust and uniform manner.

The formation of company is yet to be verified by the European Commission under the Merger Regulations of the European behemoth. It is expected that operations of the company and foundational activities will be charted out once an approval is received from authorities that is expected by the end of Q2, 2018.

When we talk about Digital KYC services, there is a strong case made by an up and coming SaaS product – Shufti Pro. It is an end to end verification service that is perfect for any banking or financial institution, which is looking to adopt KYC services in any part of the world. Powered by Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, Shufti Pro can verify identity of every person in the world and validate credentials of a person within industry best time of 30-60 seconds. KYC services by Shufti Pro can verify identity documents in any language, belonging to any country of the world. Shufti Pro can also integrate easily with the pre-existing systems through its flawless API and SDK integrations. AML Compliance and Customer Due Diligence are added features of Shufti Pro for banks and financial institutions that want to completely rid their operations from any financial crime risk.

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