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Our Learnings from Completing 50,000 Video KYC Sessions

When we started Kwik.ID, it was with the simple idea of offering a ‘Kwik’ solution to organizations across every financial sector, who want to expedite their KYC processes and onboard customers almost instantly. Today, we have to our credit over 50,000 video KYC sessions and a loyal clientele who encourage us to push the envelope.

Having worked with almost every finance-based segment out there, including Banks, NBFCs, Insurance organizations, FinTechs, and even Gaming and Forex, among others, our journey along with 50,000+ Video KYC verification sessions has taught us plenty.

On average we conduct 1500 sessions a day and can handle 15 parallel sessions at any given point of time. All these sessions across markets gave us an insight into how each customer is unique in terms of requirement. How then does a single product benefit them all?

We learnt that one of the key factors that organizations feared with online KYC, was frauds and identity theft. Our immediate response was to include a Fraud Check that verifies customer identity with AI-powered Facematch. Our Liveliness engine protects against fraudsters by ensuring they are physically present and do not use digital photos/printed photos at any time during the process. Features like central database verification of OVDs, fuzzy text matching between details on all OVDs, and document tampering risk score are some of the additional measures that we incorporated to protect organizations’ interest.

Another problem we witnessed were the rejections due to lack of awareness among customers and the drop-offs owing to internet connectivity. While the former has seen immense growth, with more organizations moving towards a quicker video KYC approach for their business, the latter was a matter of concern because we didn’t want to disappoint keen customers. We configured our solution to work on low bandwidth mode and support lower android versions too, (currently supporting 4.4+ which is compatible with 97% of handsets in India), to ensure that customers and agents (authorized personnel from an organization) both enjoy a seamless journey, no matter where they access our Kwik.ID solution from.

Apart from all of this, we aspire to cater to our clientele with an easy 4-step process and scheduling of calls for a suitable time, so customers can attend the video KYC session as per their convenience and your business can #KeepMoving too. Win-win for all!

One of the greatest learnings came in January 2020, when we went live with one of the largest FinTech organizations in India with our 100% API driven solution which supports IOS, Android and Web. It has reduced the organization’s KYC timeframe drastically with a session lasting an average of 1.5 minutes, instead of the traditional week-long KYC process. Tests were carried out across tier 1, 2, and 3 cities, and we found that there have been zero bugs since we went live. 

Other features like providing software updates for free, eliminating the need for additional applications, being 100% RBI Complaint, and providing daily, weekly and monthly statistics for monitoring growth, are add-ons that other organizations enjoy and trust us with. All of these add up to our excellence in Video based KYC identification.

As they say, success is a 2-way street. While organizations rely on us, we rely on them to help us better our product. So that we can design a finely-honed solution that effectively delivers on all the stringent KYC norms, and promises you the ease of doing business, wherever, whenever.

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Minimizing fraud with Video KYC

Financial institutions are mandated by law to carry out KYC to meet strict regulatory guidelines. It not only allows them to understand who their customer is but also functions as a pre-emptive safeguard against any potential illegal transactions.

While carrying out stringent KYC is quite a meticulous process, it is being remedied through the use of Adaptive AI. Wherein technology implements the necessary KYC processes and also incorporates learnings gained by observing the behavior of customers to differentiate between legitimate behavior patterns and suspicious ones.

By automating the KYC process, Video KYC securely verifies identities whilst detecting frauds and spoofing attempts on a real-time basis. This is done via the assimilation of a clear fraud decision-making framework coupled with robust data gathering and analysis. The different types of fraud checks during Video KYC verification are as follows:

Document Tampering: Kwik.ID’s AI based technology enables a quick face match between the selfie & photo on the identity document of the customer to check if the person submitting the documents matches the picture in them to avoid identity theft. Through its access to the central database, it also quickly verifies the legitimacy of the documents.

Further, an inbuilt feature in the video KYC solution checks if the official government ID provided has been tampered with. A risk score is generated to determine the legitimacy of the document. This ensures that the documents provided are the originals and not just a color photocopy.

Location Spoofing: Kwik.ID delivers very robust location intelligence to identify safe customers. At the beginning of Video based KYC identification, the live location (lat/long) of the customer through web browser/mobile is captured and in subsequent steps instant OCR of the POA document is done. Both the locations are fed into the distance algorithm and the address of POA is converted to lat/long. The distance between both location is calculated & if distance < 300 meters (configurable) then the current location gets tagged as HOME LOCATION.

Security Questions: A security question that needs to be answered by the customer undergoing the video KYC is included in this process to ensure that it is a live video session and not a pre-recorded one made by hackers.

All these features are integrated into Kwik.ID’s Video KYC solution to make it a comprehensive AI and data-driven decision-making platform.  This will serve as a valuable tool for FIs and other organizations to easily and seamlessly validate actual KYCs from fraudulent ones on a real-time basis.

To know more, reach out to us on info@getkwikid.com

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Physical KYC v/s Video KYC – Advantages & Limitations

KYC is essential to verify that the customers are who they claim to be and enables institutes to understand their customers better. This is vital for companies operating in the banking and financial sector that need to adhere to strict KYC and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) norms prescribed by regulatory authorities.

FIs also have to assure their customers that the sensitive personal data they are required to share to complete such procedures are in safe hands. While FIs need to ensure that the people signing up for their services are legitimate and not blacklisted or liable to commit illegal transactions, their clients need to know that their identity documents will not be misused.

Physical KYC requires customers to visit the company’s branch office to submit their identity documents and proof of address. While this is a very secure form of KYC, it is also very time consuming and inconvenient, especially for customers residing in towns where the company does not have a branch office.

Thus, a physical face-to-face KYC is not always a feasible option in a large country like India. So, companies need other alternatives to tap the vast market that exists in tier II and tier III cities and their suburbs.

Video KYC verification (approved method of KYC as per recent regulations) has emerged as a strong contender in recent times to resolve a myriad of KYC operational issues. It is a cost-effective and speedy way for organizations to ensure better customer experience while maintaining requisite process-adherence.

Unlike Digital KYC that still required a visit to the customer’s doorstep or nearest access point, video KYC makes the entire process digital. It not only provides companies remote access to potential customers but has also made the entire process paperless as there is no need for a wet signature. The videos and recordings taken during the KYC are encrypted to ensure data security.

Here are the overall advantages of Video KYC over Physical KYC:

Physical KYC Video KYC
INR 150+ per application INR 20-50 per application
8-10 applications per agent
per day
100+ application per agent per day
Asynchronous identity check Real time identity verification
Delayed audit; error prone Concurrent audit
Outsourced vendor; data risk On premise; secure – RBI compliant
High training & operational cost Negligible; on-job prompts
Susceptible to customer, DSA, employee fraud Extremely potent against fraud

As a fast, regulatory compliant and secure KYC process, video KYC leaves everyone feeling a winner. The additional value generated through cost reduction makes it a must-have in the KYC paraphernalia. However, the only limiting factor of Video KYC is the heavy dependency on network bandwidth. But with the penetration of mobile handsets into every household, coupled with a minimum 4G data offered by telecom operators, this issue can be tackled smoothly.

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Exploring Aadhar XML verification journey with Kwik.ID

There clearly exists a need to move closer to a completely online customer onboarding process, as we’ve established earlier. However, as we move deeper into a digital age, data protection and privacy become central issues for any institution to take into account.

Kwik.ID is one such smart solution for customer onboarding and Digital KYC, which has an inbuilt option for Aadhar verification while limiting the sharing of users’ personal data. It allows users to voluntarily use it and complete the onboarding procedure without disclosing information such as Aadhaar number or sharing their biometrics with the REs.

How does it work?

The Aadhaar offline verification route is a fairly simple process which requires an individual to ping the UIDAI website download the XML and share the XML ZIP file along with the Share Code to the financial institution. The information generated will include the name, address, photo, gender, date of birth, registered phone number (as a comparable hash for protecting the user’s privacy), and registered e-mail address (as a comparable hash for protecting the user’s privacy). This information is obtained from UIDAI through the approved Aadhaar Offline Paperless XML process.

All the information obtained through the Offline Paperless XML process is stamped with UIDAI’s digital signature computed uniquely for each person, we check this digital signature every time upon decrypting the ZIP file to ensure that it wasn’t tampered with.

To avail this feature, it is imperative that the customers’ mobile number be linked to their Aadhar card. With that in place all a customer needs to do is to perform the following 3 steps to generate the XML:

  • Key in the Aadhaar number
  • Enter the captcha code and share code
  • Enter OTP received on registered mobile

The Aadhar XML route is a secure and user-friendly way for instantaneous online KYC verification. It will not only enable seamless onboarding of customers but also eliminates data breaches by limiting the data that needs to be shared.

The Kwik.ID Aadhaar Verification module powered by the approved Offline Paperless XML process is available as an independent module ready to be integrated in your digital journeys. Furthermore, it is also available pre-embedded in our Video KYC offering, wherein the XML generation, retrieval and verification process takes place live in the active Video KYC session entirely on the customer’s device ensuring the same compliance and security standards. In addition, it is important to note that we use best Video KYC tools to ease your KYC verification.

To know more about Kwik.ID’s Aadhaar Verification module, please write to info@getkwikid.com.


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Alcohol e-commerce seems simple. But is it?

Why ID Verification is Key for Alcohol E-Sellers

The Indian government’s decision to permit the sale of liquor has come as a sweet relief to alcohol aficionados across the country, especially considering we are merely emerging from the shutting down of all liquor establishments which had led to an extra dry summer.

The liquor industry is hit hard this year; every year, March to June is the peak season for liquor sales, generating 40% of the year’s revenue [1] for the retailer, as well as the State. State excise duties on liquor is the second or third largest contributor of approximately 10-15% to the State’s Own Tax revenue[1]. As soon as the central government allowed the sale of liquor during the lockdown, the long queues outside each store, the stories of “very large” transactions, and a subsequent flouting of all social distancing norms bore testimony to the customer demand for liquor (as an essential item), along with the inherent risks associated with liquor sales. States were quick to roll back the permissions, while they figure out alternate mechanisms. Allowing home delivery of liquor – whether through online sales or through direct sale by liquor shops has emerged as a viable idea. Chhattisgarh and Punjab have already gone ahead and allowed specific partners to enable liquor sale online[2].

Selling liquor online is the perfect solution to ensure social distancing and other precautionary measures. This could help maintain social distancing norms while generating additional business for retail outlets. [2]

From where we see it – there are three huge risks of allowing liquor sales in the current scenario (especially online):

  • Social distancing – home delivery allows us to manage social distancing.
  • Health practices – Most restaurants and open businesses are actively talking about the norms they follow for best health practices – infrared thermometers, cleanliness, use of sanitizers, etc. Liquor businesses are not known to follow these.
  • Identity risk – Alcohol cannot be sold to under-age customers. And neither can (or should) it be sold above certain volumes.

With KwikID, at least the identity assessment and risk can be managed. Right from age-restriction checks, geo-fencing, address verification, VCIP Digital KYC solutions – KwikID has been designed for Regulated Entities, and has adapted itself to similar and simpler customer onboarding.

Using inbuilt functionalities like OCR, face match & real-time verification/authentication of government-issued documents, Kwik.ID enables the customer verification journey to be completed within a minute.

The age verification can be completed with just 2 simple steps:

  • Take a selfie
  • Provide valid government-issued ID proof like Aadhar, PAN, Driver’s license, Voter ID or Passport

Enabling alcohol sales through technology is a great idea. It helps keep these liquor shops viable, their staff employed, people happy, and state funds flowing. For delivery apps, liquor as a category increases the average order value and generates higher customer retention. Using smart Digital KYC partners like Kwik.ID can curtail the risk of delivery to underage customers, ease the verification process for retailers, reduce the task of delivery agents at the doorstep of the customer & enhance customer experience thereby creating a win-win situation for retailers, delivery apps and customers.

 To know more about Kwik.ID’s seamless e-KYC solution, please write to info@getkwikid.com.


[1] https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-states-are-so-keen-about-excise-duty-on-liquor-6393643/

[2]https://www.deccanherald.com/business/coronavirus-lockdown-30-liquor-industry-demands-govt-to-allow-online-sale-home-delivery-of-booze-833485.html

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Is your organisation eligible for digital KYC?

Recent regulatory changes have enabled financial institutions (banks, NBFC, fintechs, lending start-ups, insurance, etc.) to perform Video based KYC identification to on-board customers remotely.

  • Amendment to Master Direction (MD) on KYC by RBI, 9th January 2020
  • Clarification on KYC process and Usage of Technology for KYC, by SEBI, 24th April 2020
  • Press release by IRDA regarding Paperless KYC process through Aadhaar Authentication Services of UIDAI, 24th April 2020

Digitally streamlined KYC verification has spread through the industry like a breath of fresh air, even as it eases the customer onboarding process for financial and non-BFSI companies.

Owing to the much-needed easing of the burden on time and manpower costs, industry experts have welcomed this decision allowing them to leverage digital channels for the Customer Identification Process (CIP). The video-based customer identification process will make presence-less and paperless banking a reality.

This Video KYC verification is carried out by capturing a live photo of the customers and their official valid document during video sessions using smartphones. Geotagging done by capturing the latitude and longitude of the location where the photo was taken will confirm if the customer was in India while submitting the proof.

As customers do not need to submit physical copies of identity proof, the possibilities for identity theft are eliminated. This, coupled with the advantages of lower KYC costs and seamless onboarding experience for borrowers, definitely makes it an attractive alternative to the current physical KYC.

Even though this method is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced face-matching technology to establish the user’s identity, the real onus of customer identification remains with the official. Hence, it is mandatory that this task will have to be performed only by officials of the Regulated Entities (REs).

This has definitely come as a blessing to fintech start-ups as they will not be required to invest in any equipment nor bear the cost of sending an official to remote locations for customer identification. Any organization looking to reap the benefits of Digital KYC will need to find the perfect technological partner who can provide them with the right tools to simplify their customers’ KYC journey.

The easing of the KYC norms by the Government might have made your company eligible for Digital KYC but is your organization tech ready to harness it?

To know more about Kwik.ID’s seamless e-KYC solution, please write to info@getkwikid.com.

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Optical Character Recognition: Revolutionizing the Know-Your-Customer Process

Traditional KYC procedures are infamously labour-intensive. They generally involve making a trip to a branch office and manually filling out forms that are time-consuming, costly, and limited to office hours.

Customers today expect instant gratification and will accept nothing less than real-time digital services round the clock. With digital competitors lurking around every corner to entice dissatisfied customers, it is imperative that companies don’t appear to be creating unnecessary hurdles whilst adhering to regulatory guidelines. This, coupled with the physical challenges of conducting business-as-usual during a global lockdown, creates more room for innovation than we’ve ever witnessed before.

Innovation in Isolation

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that recognizes text within a digital image and is used to convert virtually any kind of images containing text into machine-readable data. Prior to OCR technology, the only way to digitize printed paper documents was to re-type the text manually. This was not only time consuming but also increased the possibilities of human error.

While OCR is commonly used to recognize text in scanned documents, its technology is also used in data entry automation, indexing documents for search engines, automatic number plate recognition, as well as assisting the blind and visually impaired. It has been exceedingly useful in transforming historic newspapers and texts into searchable formats by digitizing them.

Optimizations through Machine Learning

A few common problems encountered by OCR over the years, such as blurs, glares, incorrect image capture are now being tackled by the use of Machine Learning. Obviously, conversion accuracy is important, and most OCR software delivers 98% to 99% accuracy.[1]

OCR solution by Kwik.ID:

The OCR solution offered by Kwik ID enables instant verification of OVD’s like Aadhaar, PAN, VoterID, Passport, and Driver’s License. It makes it easier to detect frauds through signature matching tools and leverages ML to spot problematic information. Furthermore, Kwik.ID also promises its customers of Video KYC at low bandwith with its collection of the Best Video KYC tools.

We have built a state of the art OCR engine that extracts meaningful information from the image of an identity card using the following module

  • Rotation and cropping of Image
  • Raw text detection from natural image
  • Extraction of meaningful data from Raw text
  1. Rotation and cropping of Image

For the text detection module to work properly, it’s essential to remove the background noise and make the ID card image horizontal with 0 degrees. However, since the image of the ID card is provided by an end-user, it may contain a lot of background noise & can be at any angle. This module helps in the perfect alignment of the image & removal of the background noises.

Raw image
Output after processing

2. Raw text detection from natural image

Once the card image is cropped and rotated, it is provided to the ML engine that detects text in the image. These detected texts are then extracted from the image along with their corresponding coordinates.

3. Extraction of meaningful data

In the final step, we extract meaningful information from the detected text in step two. However, just detecting raw text is not enough. We need to identify which text represents which information. For example, if two names are detected in an image, which one is the father’s name, and which one is the card holder’s name should be segregated. 

Here the coordinates extracted with each text play the role. Based on different types of cards, the extraction engine contains different templates for each type of ID card to identify the position of details.

While not a new technology, OCR has been fine-tuned via AI & ML making it an indispensable tool for quicker customer onboarding and thereby ensuring smoother Video KYC verification.

To know more about Kwik.ID’s seamless e-KYC solution, please write to info@getkwikid.com.


[1] https://tdwi.org/articles/2018/03/05/diq-all-how-accurate-is-your-data.aspx

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Embracing a Digital Future

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[1].

The Finance Ministry, in turn, has permitted 29 insurance companies and 9 stock/securities entities to undertake Aadhaar authentication services[2]. 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!

Learn more on how to seamlessly conduct KYC using Kwik.ID’s Digital & Video KYC solution at https://getkwikid.com/ or write to us at info@getkwikid.com.


[1] https://ibsintelligence.com/ibs-journal/ibs-news/video-kyc-covid19-forcing-digitization-banks-online-education/

[2] https://www.deccanherald.com/business/29-insurance-cos-9-securities-related-entities-can-collect-aadhaar-for-kyc-829910.html

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4 Easy Steps to Improve Customer Onboarding Experience

38% of banking industry customers claim that customer experience is the most important criterion in choosing an appropriate bank.[1] Creating rewarding and positive customer experience should be a priority for all financial institutions (FIs).

Advancing with digital times, most customers today expect their experience to be convenient, friendly, digital and personalized. This is only possible if they incorporate the best Video KYC tools and bring about Digital KYC verification for the customers.

A large number of customers drop out of the onboarding process because of frustration with paper or the volume of information required.[1] According to Accenture Banking 2020[2], digital transformation has improved customer experiences by up to 25% in the banking sector alone.

The onboarding process is the first point of interaction between a financial institution and its customers, and a great onboarding creates the foundation of a longer value-driven relationship. The current offline and physical onboarding of new customers is a long process and is especially difficult for customers in remote areas, far from branches. Institutions have been investing in digitizing the onboarding process for years now, creating experiential improvements, rendering Video based KYC identification possible, with lowered costs, and higher value for customers.

We feel that great onboarding is built on some easy principles – Some easy steps for improving the onboarding process to provide users with the experience they desire are as follows:

1. It’s all about first impressions

In the digital medium, FIs have less than 20 seconds to persuade a potential customer to stay on with their site/ offer. Also, digital channels are converging. That is why developing an effective landing page for both mobile and laptop for potential and returning customers is where truly top-quality customer acquisition/onboarding begins. The no-frills example of Google Search page is one of the greatest case studies in this area.

2. Do not limit a customer’s options

Financial institutions need to cater to omnichannel customer journeys. Customers may begin their journey on one channel and can complete it via another channel. Providing different channels (mobile application, website, call centres, business correspondents and/or in-person), managing critical information flow seamlessly in real-time, and creating Aha! moments gives customers the required flexibility and increased satisfaction.

3. Be dynamic

Traditional experiences were static. If you ask the same question twice, you get the same answer. Modern technologies bring dynamism to the operations. When people repeat a question, it often means that they were not satisfied with the first answer. The onus of better comprehension is suddenly on the institution. This is where most leading institutions use advanced analytics, machine learning and AI to understand customers and recommend services/ offers to them. Most of these capabilities are back-end investments to create front-end moments. But for onboarding, our focus should be to minimise the effort that a consumer has to make while enrolling.

4. Reduce average customer TAT for onboarding

In certain lending journeys, for a customer, the end to end TAT (from being a first stage lead/ prospect to starting her journey with the institution) can be more than 30 days! In the current age and time, it sounds like a civil offence to make someone wait that long for delivering the product/ service.

Whether it is the core components, such as KYC for a regulated entity, or process ingenuities, such as Tele-verification/ Tele-PD, customers expect ease, flexibility, and instant gratification.

For instance, the entire onboarding journey for a FI can be 3-5 minutes, without significantly compromising the expected prudence/ risk management/ policy standards. From Document/ ID verification, Video KYC, bureau checks, referral checks, tele-verification, document signing, payment/ bank account verification, disbursal – most processes are ready to be moved to their digital equivalents.

With RBI approval of Video KYC, banks enable their customers to complete the KYC process from the comfort of their homes using Video based Customer Identification Process. This improves the customer experience and sets a positive tone encouraging further cooperation.

But how can banks conduct Video KYC?

Kwik.ID by Think Analytics provides for instant verification through the usage of cutting-edge technologies like OCR, Database verification, Face Matching, Liveliness detection and Video KYC in simple UX supporting Aadhaar XML, PAN, DL, Passport & Voter ID.

To find out more about how Kwik.ID can help you ease the process of customer onboarding, do write to us at info@getkwikid.com.


[1] https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/lu/Documents/technology/lu-digital-onboarding-financial-services-digital-natives-112017.pdf

[2] https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insights/banking/commercial-banking-top-trends-2020

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The RBI Video KYC Circular

On 9th January 2020, RBI released the much awaited circular comprising guidelines around performing Video KYC aka. Video Customer Identification Process (V-CIP).

Prior to this circular, it was mandatory for institutions regulated by the RBI (such institutions are referred to as REs or Registered Entities) to conduct an IPV (in-person verification) of their customers prior to account opening. This makes KYC (and in-effect account opening) a time, manpower and cost intensive process.

Video KYC is a much awaited relief and a boon for the financial sector as the RE’s can now do the in-person verification process/customer KYC over a video call. Besides, nowadays, Video KYC verification is also available for all with the latest and the best Video KYC tools.

This alternative customer verification process enables and promotes efficiency in time and cost investments and manpower management while improving security, auditability, and demographic penetration. Moreover, RE’s have also been advised (allowed) the usage of AI based solutions like face matching, OCR, liveliness check, etc to further speed up the process and reduce fraud.

Below are the key features from the RBI’s Video KYC (V-CIP) circular:
  • The Video KYC process is to be divided into two parts –
    • The Video KYC Session
    • The Concurrent Audit
  • Video KYC must be performed only by an RE authorized employee over a two way video + audio call with the customer.
  • The process must take place on RE’s domain only – WhatsApp, Google Hangouts/Duo, Skype and other similar soultions cannot be used for this purpose
  • A geo-location check must be enabled to ensure that the customer is in India whilst in the Video KYC session.
  • For the purpose of POI OSV – the RE personnel must capture a live picture of the customer’s PAN card during the process (except in cases where e-PAN is provided by the customer) – the same has to be checked against NSDL database.
  • Additionally, an OVD amongst the following can be used for POA:
    • Aadhaar
    • Driving License
    • Voter ID
    • Passport
  • The RBI circular provides that while Aadhaar is not a mandatory document,
    • Banks can make use of Aadhar e-KYC service made available by UIDAI directly.
    • Other RE’s wishing to use Aadhaar as an OVD can opt for
      1. e-Aadhaar
      2. Offline Aadhaar XML
      3. SecureQR code based Aadhaar verification.
    • The latter two must not be more than 3 days stale from the date of carrying out the Video KYC session.
    • Moreover, proof of possession of the Aadhaar number is considered satisfactory – so additionally, in case the customer has a physical copy of the Aadhaar card with them, a live picture of the same akin to the PAN process must be captured during the Video KYC session.
  • If Aadhaar is treated as an OVD, Aadhaar images must be stored with the first 8 digits of the Aadhaar number redacted/masked away; same goes for the aadhaa
  • During the process, the RE must also capture a live photo of the customer and ensure that the photo on the OVD matches the live customer.
  • A set of random questions have to be presented to the customer to ascertain liveliness and protect against fraud and collusion. These questions can be unique per customer and can be picked up from the details they filled in the application form. Alternatively, they can be completely random as well.
  • The complete process must take place over a secure communications channel, be real-time and seamless.
  • The session must be recorded, time and geo-stamped and kept in a secure location; available for retrieval as proof and for audit.
  • Once the Video KYC process (stage 1) is complete, a Concurrent Audit must mandatorily be performed to further cross-validate customer details and to ensure sanctity of the Video KYC process to rule out any collusion/fraud possibilities. The Concurrent Audit includes a complete check of the Video KYC session recording along with customer details.
  • To ensure that no fraud/collusion takes place, the Concurrent Audit and Video KYC session should be performed by two separate authorized employees of the RE.
  • Only when the Concurrent Audit marks all documents as clear can the customer’s account be opened.

The RBI Video KYC Circular URL – https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11783

Kwik.ID Video KYC is a fully RBI compliant Video KYC / V-CIP solution that additionally features Facematch, OCR, Aadhaar XML, e-Aadhaar, PAN, DL, Voter ID verification, Liveliness detection and a concurrent audit portal; it also comes packaged with scheduling, routing, link-based initiation, suport for low-bandwidth connections, customizability, compatibility with mobile apps as well as websites and a lot more features.

With over 1500 sessions daily and over 50K sessions in total, Kwik.ID Video KYC is testing waters and evolving continuously.

So… what are you waiting for?

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