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How to Achieve a Video KYC Completion Rate of Over 85%?

The world’s going digital with Video KYC verification to onboard customers instantly, and so are you, because you want what’s best for your business. But just as you’re closing the deal with a potential customer you lose connectivity and, in the bargain, lose your customer, too. That’s something you don’t have to worry about if you opt for Kwik.ID as your Video KYC solution providers.

Low bandwidth is just one of the many reasons why your business may not achieve its desired VKYC completion rate. Other factors include:

  • Customers being ill-prepared with insufficient documents before the Video KYC session.
  • Low lighting, which prevents the potential customer from being clearly detected by our Face Recognition Tool.
  • Customers not being tech-savvy enough.

There’s more to the list, but with Kwik.ID’s Video KYC solution one can be sure these hiccups don’t persist, and you achieve a completion rate of over 85% while onboarding customers in just 3 minutes. Every obstacle that lowers your completion rate is eliminated with our tools. 

  • Pre-session Guidance: Our tutorials make it easy for your customers to grasp the process better and stay prepared, well in advance, with the necessary official verification documents.
  • Low Bandwidth Support: One of the primary reasons for a poor Video KYC completion rate is low bandwidth, but with Kwik.ID you will enjoy all the benefits of Video KYC at low bandwith. In case the agent or the customer is located in an erratic network area, this feature will keep the session moving. Our minimum bandwidth requirement is also as low as 176 kbps. 
  • HD Quality: Our Facematch and Liveliness Tools are designed to adjust to low bandwidth, so no matter how poor the internet connection is, the data detected and captured is always HD quality.
  • Lighting Alert: Poor lighting is another major concern that leads to a drop in the completion rate. Before the session begins, our Light Detection tool studies the lighting around you and the customer and notifies you to move to a well-lit area so that the session can be swift and smooth. 
  • Inclusive Platform: At Kwik.ID, we push the envelope and endeavour to create an inclusive platform. To eliminate any language barrier and/or technical issues our Video KYC platform provides visual cues and assertive measures to guide with the process, so as to make it quick and intuitive. Our textual chat option also eliminates any linguistic issues that the agent or customer might face.
  • Tech Support: Customers who aren’t tech-savvy might shy away midway through a session, leading to a drop in the completion rate. To overcome this, our assisted Video KYC allows the customer to screen-share with the agent, requesting guidance for complex processes like Aadhaar XML Generation. 
  • Third-Party Elimination: Kwik.ID Video KYC’s straightforward interface connects the potential customer to an assigned agent with a quick click of a link, unlike many others that necessitate the need for an external app to carry out the session. You don’t need an app at all to do the Video KYC using Kwik.ID.

Apart from ensuring that your business can #KeepMoving with a high completion rate of VKYC sessions, some of our other advantages are:

  • Being 100% RBI Compliant.
  • Easy to integrate.
  • 100% Data Privacy.
  • Fraud Prevention.
  • Supports Chrome, Safari, Android, iOS.

So far our customers have achieved a completion rate of over 85% on Kwik.ID’s Video KYC sessions and apart from all the above elements that aid this success, our AI predictive technology is yet another factor that plays an important role in predicting a Video KYC completion. Using data like the customer’s location, psychographic, mobile carrier network, and more, the software predicts whether a VKYC session is going to be completed successfully or not. 

At Kwik.ID our business is to get your business moving. With an array of features and advantages, Kwik.ID promises to ease out your VKYC sessions, so you can onboard customer in just 3 minutes and conduct business, stress-free. 

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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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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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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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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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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?

Visit getkwikid.com/video-kyc.html for more deatils.

Key in your details in our contact form and we will reach out to you at the earliest to get you rolling – getkwikid.com/video-kyc.html#contact-us

Mat Darona, Kwik.ID Karona!


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How to Keep Moving in a Socially Distanced World

With an ever-changing world bringing to us an ever-mounting set of challenges, it often feels hard to keep up and keep evolving at the same pace. However, when we dig deeper, we realize that our development never really slowed down; it just required a pinch of innovation added to help us adapt to a new world order.

Challenging times (à la Covid-19) often serve as this much-needed impetus to get our innovative juices flowing. Over the last couple of weeks, we have noticed that the pandemic (as declared by the World Health Organization) we are facing as a civilization has in fact, opened a plethora of alternatives, especially for businesses.

The role of technology as a bridge between client and customer often goes unnoticed in our daily lives. But when daily life comes to a standstill, technology finally comes into its own. The Government of India is urging people to move towards digital banking services, despite India being a heavily cash-based society. Moreover, a lot of Banks, NBFCs and Fintech companies have come up with new emergency credit line schemes to help individuals and businesses affected due to COVID-19, meet their liquidity.

Reacting swiftly to current events, we at Think Analytics, in a very short span of time, have put in place the right infrastructure, technology and access to ready our employees as well as our clients for remote working and ace this period of social distancing.

For one, our Digital KYC product, Kwik.ID, provides an opportunity for banks and other financial lending institutions to continue their operations remotely, by using consent-based Video Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) for the customers’ on-boarding and verification. Amongst other capabilities, key features of our Digital KYC product, Kwik.ID, include:

  • Fully compliant with Amendments to Master Direction – Know Your Customer (KYC) Direction, 2020
  • Provides OVD verification, live photo capturing & geo-tagging of customers
  • With the use of liveliness detector, fuzzy match of identification details on OVDs, etc. it helps prevent fraudulent practices
  • Supports end to end encryption of customer data

We, at Think Analytics, are committed to providing viable and easily implementable VCIP Digital KYC solutions. Even as we unleash the power of data and build platform solutions, our goal remains to solve for an organization’s need of the hour.

Learn more and get down to business at https://getkwikid.com