Remote Customer Onboarding

All major industries now have a Know Your Customer (KYC) mandate. For financial institutiions in the US, it’s not just about managing risk, but compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Laws (AML) and the US Patriot Act’s Customer Identification Program (CIP) provision. Similar practices for preventing money laundering, terroist financing and theft are followed worldwide.

Identity verification is a critically important component of KYC and the process of digital onboarding.

The Challenges with Remote Identity Verification

Validating every new customer in person is costly, inefficient, and time consuming. Remote onboarding of new accounts is not only easier for institutions and customers alike, but also fits with evolving business models and customer behaviour (when was the last time you went into a bank branch?). But remote onboarding of new customers comes with the increased risk of a fraudster spoofing the system.

Many companies have implemented processes that incorporate facial recognition software. Customers take a selfie and that image is matched against the image on their government issued ID. Unfortunately, it’s possible for bad actors to spoof voice facial biometrics using high resolution cut outs, masks or video. Biometric matching, is useless without knowing that the person being matched is a live person.

4 steps to successfully combatting fraud in Remote Onboarding

Validate the customer’s governement issued ID and documents
Ask the customer take a selfie within your onboarding app. Not upload one!
Determine facial liveness using IDLive Face — is the selfie a real person or a spoofed presentation using an image, cut out, video or mask?
If liveness is verified, validate that that the person pictured in the ID is a match with the person presenting the documents.
TIP: Take advantage of biometrics to speed up onboarding processes. According to new research released by Signicat, the average amount of time after which consumers abandon financial services applications is 14 minutes and 20 seconds, and 55 percent of potential customers are lost if applications take longer than that to complete.
TIP: Take advantage of the onboarding process by using IDVoice to collect voice data (with permission). By adding less than 20 seconds to the process, you now have a second biometric modality for use in delivering highly secure and frictionless authentication.

See how facial liveness works.

ID R&D's facial liveness detection confirms liveness in the KYC process. Talk to us and learn more about improving your remote onboarding process with IDLive Face.