Why outsourcing KYC solution is more effective than all in-house strategy?

Updated 24.09.2020
Why outsourcing KYC solution is more effective than all in-house strategy?
First of all let us define what outsourcing means. (If you are well familiar with the term – just skip this paragraph as you probably will find little to nothing new in it). Simply put, outsourcing is the process by which an organisation delegates some of its in-house operations or processes to a third party. […]

Breaking Through AML And KYC Verification Bottlenecks

Updated 18.09.2020
Breaking Through AML And KYC Verification Bottlenecks
Nowadays when anti money laundering (AML) regulations are imposed on all kinds of traditional financial institutions such as banks, insurers, export creditors, and even non-financial industry, fintech, virtual assets dealers and non-profit organisations — choosing the best AML and KYC (“know your customer”) software is a truly difficult, long-standing task.Although today numerous globe-wide KYC (“know […]

Case Study: How to Optimize Your KYC & AML Workflow

Updated 15.09.2020
Case Study: How to Optimize Your KYC & AML Workflow
As growth advisor Casey Winters explained in his speech during the Slush conference in Helsinki, onboarding is the most important part of your growth strategy. He insists that it is crucial to spend enough resources to make onboarding seamless and exciting. Most of the users stop using your service after they have tried it once. […]

6 Steps to an Effective KYC in 2021

Updated 02.09.2020
6 Steps to an Effective KYC in 2021
There are many ways to build a compliant FinTech: from creating an in-house identity verification software to partnering with a KYC and AML service provider. We have prepared a checklist for designing an effective KYC process, no matter whether you are integrating a 3rd party solution or building one on your own. FinTechs have a […]

3 Reasons Why Gaming Industry Might Soon Face Strict KYC & AML Regulations

Updated 27.08.2020
3 Reasons Why Gaming Industry Might Soon Face Strict KYC & AML Regulations
If you are running an online marketplace for video games or in-game items, then you have certainly dealt with fraud. In this article, we will take a look at 3 reasons why regulators are likely to impose new AML rules in the gaming industry. We will also discuss how you can prepare for that by […]

One Essential Feature That Many Of The Corporate Service Providers And Payment Solutions Lack

Updated 27.08.2020
One Essential Feature That Many Of The Corporate Service Providers And Payment Solutions Lack
Corporate Service Providers and Corporate Payment Solutions remove hustle from the process of incorporating a company and make it stress-free. However, when it comes to FinTechs, KYC and compliance are a huge pain, which Corporate Services could comfortably handle, yet often they don’t. In this article, we will take a closer look at KYC software […]

2 Ways Card Issuers Can Improve Their KYC Workflow

Updated 27.08.2020
2 Ways Card Issuers Can Improve Their KYC Workflow
This article discusses how card issuers can benefit from utilizing a KYC workflow management platform. It also touches KYC as a service and different approaches to it. Prepaid card industry is on the rise Prepaid cards are on the rise, while cash transactions in many parts of the world are close to “extinction”. According to […]

Everything Payment Service Providers (PSPs) Need to Know About Fraud Prevention

Updated 27.08.2020
Everything Payment Service Providers (PSPs) Need to Know About Fraud Prevention
The online payments sector is one of the fastest-growing industries as more and more people start shopping online and use online payments. Payment Processing Solutions’ market size is expected to reach $62.3 billion by 2024. The biggest change drivers are Gen Z-ers. They are the first generation, which was growing up with a computer. Hence, […]

All You Need to Know About Video Verification

Updated 27.08.2020
All You Need to Know About Video Verification
This article covers everything you need to know about video verification. It talks about compliance, KYC, use cases, and security. During the quarantine, there was a spike in demand for digital identity verification as more and more people started using online services. People understood that instead of going to the bank, you could make online […]

BASIS ID Disrupts the KYC & AML Data Management

Updated 27.08.2020
BASIS ID Disrupts the KYC & AML Data Management
KYC (Know Your Customer) is an integral part of fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. It has become one of the necessities for every organization in the financial sector. Managing your customers’ KYC data can be very frustrating, however, there’s a solution – a data management platform. When you start screening thousands of customers, it […]

How KYC and Blockchain Fight Friendly Fraud

Updated 27.08.2020
How KYC and Blockchain Fight Friendly Fraud
Most of the businesses have suffered great losses since the beginning of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. However, small and medium businesses have had the toughest time. Many were able to adapt. Restaurants started delivering food to your doorstep, some brick and mortar stores also used the opportunity to enter the eCommerce sector. However, whether the […]

What Is A KYC/AML Process And Why It Is Important?

Updated 27.08.2020
What Is A KYC/AML Process And Why It Is Important?
The security of financial assets is the top priority of every organization. In the retail or insurance sectors, the security is provided by the terms of the agreement, however, in financial technology (FinTech) the software itself should include the tools and processes that mitigate the risk of financial fraud. In this article we cover the […]

Proof of Address: Why, When & How?

Updated 27.08.2020
Proof of Address: Why, When & How?
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime the amount of money laundered each year is 2% to 5% of global GDP. In order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure was introduced, which is a part of a broader Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process. Every bank […]

A Step-by-step Guide to a Rigorous AML Compliance Program in 2020

Updated 24.09.2020
A Step-by-step Guide to a Rigorous AML Compliance Program in 2020
Financial institutions have to comply with the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-terrorism Financing (CTF) in order to prevent money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing. To do so, businesses should set up an AML compliance program, which consists of several steps that we will discuss today. What is money laundering and AML? Money laundering […]

5 Things Everyone Should Know About FinTech Regulations in Southeast Asia

Updated 27.08.2020
5 Things Everyone Should Know About FinTech Regulations in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia consists of 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. Despite having so many countries, only some of the regional regulations differ. These states usually take best practices from each other and often have similar legislation especially regarding the safety of financial services. 1. Indonesia is […]

Age Verification: The importance of restricting adult-oriented content, now and in the future

Updated 27.08.2020
Age Verification: The importance of restricting adult-oriented content, now and in the future
“You must be 18 to enter this site. Check this box to confirm you’re 18 or over.” We all know no one takes the pop-up warnings seriously – especially those who are supposed to. Online sellers are often under the impression that basic checks are enough to protect minors from age-sensitive products. But, for most […]

How Has COVID-19 Influenced Retail Banking?

Updated 27.08.2020
How Has COVID-19 Influenced Retail Banking?
COVID-19 pandemic has influenced not only healthcare but also all of the other industries. In the time of the economic recession, when millions of people are losing their jobs and small and medium businesses keep shutting down, it is crucial that the financial sector continues its work. According to Reuters, global financial regulators are talking […]

You Absolutely Have To Know These 6 Facts About 5AMLD

Updated 24.09.2020
You Absolutely Have To Know These 6 Facts About 5AMLD
5AMLD came into force on January 10, 2020 but do you know what your company needs to do about it? What are the biggest changes and how can you stay compliant? European Union always strives to combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. One of the measures for doing so is a set of regulatory requirements […]

The impact of Coronovirus on Financial Institutions

Updated 27.08.2020
The impact of Coronovirus on Financial Institutions
Coronavirus has hit the restart button for global economies. From news of its first incidence in December 2019 to March 2020, the economic path wrought by Coronavirus has been a dramatic journey. As the Coronavirus spread exponentially from Asia to Europe, it brought about a change in events that nobody could have ever foreseen.  With […]

COVID-19 Pandemic – Big Time for Digital Onboarding

Updated 24.09.2020
COVID-19 Pandemic – Big Time for Digital Onboarding
Although the new type of coronavirus COVID-19, which has started spreading in late 2019 from the Wuhan region in China, has had a devastating impact on the world’s economy, not all sectors have suffered equally. As more and more countries are advising people to stay home and avoid public places, eCommerce, remote work, e-education, online […]

Are Brokers Ready For The Next Bull Market?

Updated 27.08.2020
Are Brokers Ready For The Next Bull Market?
As we are seeing a downturn in the economy, companies are expecting to see a rapid influx of new users. In this article, you will understand what you will need to do to prepare your company for the new bull run. What’s The Economic Impact Of The Coronavirus? The World’s economy is suffering COVID-19 pandemic […]

BASIS ID to support enterprises with free identity verification service

Updated 27.08.2020
BASIS ID to support enterprises with free identity verification service
BASIS ID will dedicate 1 million free verifications to companies from the APAC region to aid them recover from the crisis. During this difficult time, COVID-19 is restricting face-to-face contact between people, whereas the necessity to conduct customer identification and verification remains. Moreover, ensuring security of relations with the clients and partners has never been […]

Automation of KYC and how manual labor can be reduced in this process? How to ensure greater accuracy using automated KYC?

Updated 24.09.2020
Automation of KYC and how manual labor can be reduced in this process? How to ensure greater accuracy using automated KYC?
The development of technology and communications made moving money fast, easy and cheap around the world. On the other hand this made the task of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism more demanding than ever. Financial institutions face great challenges to satisfy the demands of the regulatory authorities and prudent regulations. It is not […]

Which Countries Require EDD and Extra Measures of Security

Updated 24.09.2020
Which Countries Require EDD and Extra Measures of Security
The European Commission and FATF constantly update lists of high-risk countries. Organizations have to closely monitor those lists and make sure that their customers from those countries go through Enhanced Due Diligence. In the previous article (https://www.basisid.com/what-refers-to-anti-money-laundering-and-what-are-the-last-regulatory-requirements/) we have examined what is money laundering. In this article we will take a closer look at countries […]

What Is KYC And How BASIS ID Makes Compliance Easy For Fintechs?

Updated 27.08.2020
What Is KYC And How BASIS ID Makes Compliance Easy For Fintechs?
What does KYC/AML mean? What are the requirements to be compliant and how to mitigate risks as a FinTech? If you are reading this article, you are probably interested in FinTechs. There’s even a chance that you either work at a FinTech company or starting your own. However, just to be clear, Financial Technology or […]

What refers to Anti Money Laundering and what are the last regulatory requirements

Updated 24.09.2020
What refers to Anti Money Laundering and what are the last regulatory requirements
Anti Money Laundering becomes a widely used term in the financial industry and moreover becomes a term that is making headaches for the financial institutions itself. AML as a function gets high attention due to the scandals that arise from the biggest financial institutions and the amounts of imposed penalties. For maintaining compliance with the […]

All you need to know about Adverse Media Screening

Updated 24.09.2020
All you need to know about Adverse Media Screening
Read a detailed article about adverse media screening and how to be on the cutting edge of regulations without much effort.

CS.MONEY and BASIS ID have joined forces to enable users to perform the trading of gaming assets securely and quickly

Updated 27.08.2020
CS.MONEY and BASIS ID have joined forces to enable users to perform the trading of gaming assets securely and quickly
The biggest in-game skin trading platform – CS.MONEY and the identity verification service provider – BASIS ID have announced their partnership in October this year.

Singaporean companies operating in the financial security sector have to unite at the BIS innovation hub to collaborate on the relaunched e-KYC 2.0 project

Updated 27.08.2020
Singaporean companies operating in the financial security sector have to unite at the BIS innovation hub to collaborate on the relaunched e-KYC 2.0 project
At the press-conference, dedicated to the launch of the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) innovation hub in Singapore, CEO MAS Mr Menon has announced, that MAS will have another attempt to launch an e-KYC project and that “ This time, MAS will look at a “less costly” technology architecture.”

The BASIS ID tale – how digitisation is revitalising client onboarding

Updated 27.08.2020
The BASIS ID tale – how digitisation is revitalising client onboarding
BASIS ID, the Estonia-based startup dedicated to ease the hurdles from customer onboarding and KYC will co-host with RegPac an event during the Singapore FinTech Festival. Given the tightened regulatory controls arising from recent scandals with the likes of 1MDB, BASIS ID enjoys a market leader position by offering a KYC service that exactly meets […]

Join the BASIS ID Partner Program

Updated 27.08.2020
Join the BASIS ID Partner Program
BASIS ID is interested in and is constantly onboarding new partners. We are happy to collaborate with the companies providing complementary services and influencers on the FinTech market in order to broaden our network even further!

BASIS ID improves the experience of the KYC procedure

Updated 27.08.2020
BASIS ID improves the experience of the KYC procedure
At the end of July 2019, the leading KYC service provider in Asia and Europe, BASIS ID, will release a new widget, designed to improve user experience of interacting with the KYC procedure. What does this mean for users and what can it offer to customers?

How to verify companies and how far to go: a practical guide from fraud management company BASIS ID

Updated 27.08.2020
How to verify companies and how far to go: a practical guide from fraud management company BASIS ID
When your company is a financial institution and your customers happen to be legal entities,  it may sound somewhat complex to onboard these companies. Of course, when it’s a promising client who wants to get their hands on business, the length of a bureaucratic Know-Your-Business (KYB) process can be rather frustrating.

BASIS ID received a high rating from the leading SAAS review platform

Updated 27.08.2020
BASIS ID received a high rating from the leading SAAS review platform
FinancesOnline, the super-popular software catalog, containing several thousand products that meet unique requirements, has just given BASIS ID a very high score!

Everything you need to know about PEP

Updated 27.08.2020
Everything you need to know about PEP
Pursuant to Financial Actions Tasks Force (FATF), the risk coming from Politically Exposed Persons is increasingly high. We need to note, although, that whilst FATF guidance requires financial institutions to automatically classify persons prone to political exposure as a “high risk customer”, the same FATF guidance suggest FIs should take a risk based approach to […]

How do we make sure that a person is real and alive?

Updated 27.08.2020
How do we make sure that a person is real and alive?
Today Sergei, who is CTO at BASIS ID, talks about one of the elements of user verification — liveness check. This is a stage of the identity verification process, which allows us to confirm that the user, who wants to use a service, is a real, living person, who is currently at the computer or holding a smartphone.

What are banks anticipating from FinTech

Updated 27.08.2020
What are banks anticipating from FinTech
European Banking Authority has finished this February quite efficiently with issuing the revised Guidelines on outsourcing arrangements that all financial institutions, including banks, must follow. This is again underlining the importance of embracing innovations and FinTech in the financial market, where the technology is used to improve cost efficiency and achieve economies of scale. Here […]

Set of Kings beats pair of Jacks — and Service always beats Sales

Updated 27.08.2020
Set of Kings beats pair of Jacks — and Service always beats Sales
How to give your players a 1st class gaming experience while meeting regulatory KYC/AML requirements? The online gambling industry has been experiencing an astonishing 9.7% yearly growth rate in 2018, and 2019 already puts a bet to win this race. Along with the market’s growing revenues — the number of players moving online is also increasing.

Inadequate KYC controls which resulted in huge fines

Updated 27.08.2020
Inadequate KYC controls which resulted in huge fines
An ever-increasing amount of banks across the world are finding themselves in the middle of scandals connected with illegal financial operations, that have had to be prevented by the Know Your Customer procedure. This had not left the Chief Legal Officer of BASIS ID — Arina Tsekanina indifferent as she has prepared the list of TOP3 largest scandals known as […]

Last missing puzzle to get FINMA license

Updated 27.08.2020
Last missing puzzle to get FINMA license
If you intend entering the financial market, the financial services you wish to provide may require FINMA authorisation. Individuals and legal entities must apply to FINMA to obtain authorisation for certain activities and, in some cases, for specific products.
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