KYC in the financial world: a brief insight into the basics & challenges
The need to know the identity of customers in the financial sector has become much more important in recent years thanks to the Know Your Customer (KYC) principle. You may have already implemented it yourself or are planning to try it out in the near future. In this blog post, we will take a look at the basics of KYC & analyze its impact on the financial world.
What is KYC?
KYC is a legal and regulatory process carried out by companies to verify the identity of their customers. The aim is clearly to prevent money laundering, financial fraud, identity theft or criminal activity in general. KYC includes the identification of the customer, the verification of their identity and the continuous monitoring of the business relationship so that the customer cannot be harmed by fraud, for example.
The basic principles of the Know Your Customer system are the recording of basic information such as name, address and date of birth and the comparison of this information with a valid identification document, which must be held online by the person carrying out the check.
In the near future, you will also be able to confirm your identity using the Post Ident procedure, so that you only need to present your ID at a post office. Some of you may find this easier, as you often visit a post office anyway, while others prefer the procedure on their cell phone or PC & so from now on everyone can decide for themselves. We are constantly working to make it as easy as possible for you to use your wallet and all associated gadgets.
Overall, KYC has become a cornerstone that not only fulfills legal requirements but also provides security. Technological innovations & overcoming data protection challenges are essential & crucial for us to always meet the requirements of the financial world.
This is what we stand for & we are happy if we can give you the security you want from us.
We wish you a happy first Advent & look forward to hearing from you.
Your Mondo Gate Team