With social distancing being the need of the hour, businesses have to find ways to ensure their continuity. This largely revolves around companies making their products and services available online.
The COVID-19-induced lockdown and consequent social distancing norms have especially opened up new avenues for companies offering digital customer verification. Most sectors have witnessed a boom in demand for digital KYC, including online education, matrimonial companies, gaming, crypto exchanges, and more.
The Finance Ministry, in turn, has permitted 29 insurance companies and 9 stock/securities entities to undertake Aadhaar authentication services. This will be particularly beneficial for small and retail investors vis-à-vis the current lockdown situation, as they don’t need to provide physical documents as proof for KYC.
Further, the IAMAI has indicated that the time is right to replace lengthy in-person verification processes with comprehensive remote e-KYC innovations. This will help the financial services and payments industry to tide over the temporary setback caused due to the infeasibility of carrying out physical KYC for a long time to come.
The lockdown is now also forcing the loan and card issuance industry to prioritize digital lending. Granting of unsecured loans and issuance of credit cards while sitting at home could and very likely become the new normal, and all with zero paperwork. Think of the possibilities wherein through VCIP Digital KYC solutions an official could validate the customer’s documents instantly over video!
The current KYC process doesn’t incorporate social distancing as it still requires an in-person verification for OSV (Originally Seen & Verified) of OVDs (Officially Valid Documents). This crucial step in the KYC process can seamlessly be eliminated by leveraging new technology solutions, like Video KYC, to enable digital onboarding of customers.
Video KYC verification also enables risk management solutions like tracking and cybersecurity and containment of financial fraud. The AI and data analytic tools embedded in these solutions can streamline the lending process, thereby resulting in better underwriting and further reductions of costs in lending and collections.
It’s time for us to take a leap ahead.
The Future is Now!
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