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Video-KYC sees a huge leap in 6 months, start-up Kwik.ID reports a jump of 1,00,000 sessions completed since February

With the regtech market evolving to facilitate compliance management while minimising regulatory risks, Video KYC solution Kwik.ID expects 3x growth in monthly sessions by March 2021

13 October, National: India’s fastest AI-enabled Video KYC solution providers, Kwik.ID has announced that they have crossed over 1, 00,000 successful Video KYC sessions since February 2020, with an 80%+ 5* user rating, and an overall NPS score of 90. Since the pandemic has shattered in-person customer identification to a large extent over various sectors of customer onboarding, Kwik.ID has made speedy headway in its growth trajectory. 

The regtech start-up witnessed a significant surge in its Video KYC session volumes, with an 85% + completion rate, significantly higher than industry averages, promising each session to be completed in under 2 minutes. In a market full of incumbents, albeit a late entrant, Kwik.ID already works with clients across multiple verticals – Fintech, NBFCs, Banks, Insurance, Lenders, Forex,  and the list goes on. 

MonishSalot, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officerof KwikID said, “Design and technical excellence, and superior performance has led us to reach such a wide audience in a short duration. Our product is naturally scalable to 100x of the current volumes. We always strive to do better than before and aim to fulfil the needs of today’s businesses and audience by staying relevant to them.”

The platform is expecting a 300%+ growth in daily sessions from November, as most institutions have shifted their customer onboarding tracks online for a seamless, accurate and remote process, and as the businesses open up. 

Adding to Monish’s viewpoint, Abhishek Joshi, Co-founder and Product Manager of KwiK.ID further added, “The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our life and we need to come up with digital solutions to keep going. Kwik.ID Platform will continue to simplify the otherwise tedious process of safe and compliant customer onboarding and customer engagement. In today’s time, every time you get a face to face interaction with a customer, you have to make it count. It is not just about KYC. It’s about a memorable experience as well. ”

Various regulators and industry bodies have started seeing the potential of Video driven customeronboarding and KYC processes. This was only after the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has permitted Video based customer identification process for NPS account opening. As per Frost & Sullivan research, the global regtech market is expected to reach $6.45 billion by 2020.  

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About Kwik.ID:

Kwik.ID, an incubated start-up by Think Analytics is a lightweight plug-and-play Digital and Video KYC solution which is 100% compliant and allows to complete Video-based KYC Identification process within 2 minutes. Kwik.ID is a cross-platform presence-less KYC solution covering Video KYC, government database integration across all major OVDs, image recognition, liveliness detection, asynchronous agent handling, concurrent audit, and much more.  It was one of the first products with RBI’s V-CIP guidelines that came in January; the product really turns customer onboarding into a very seamless process, especially in the current COVID context where meeting customers in person is a limited option. For more information, visit: https://getkwikid.com/

Think Analytics India is an analytics solution and services company founded in 2014.  The team has built multiple solutions and is continuing to invest in products with a potential of disrupting the mobile data and analytics ecosystem. The organization has actively worked with some industry giants like ICICI Bank, Aditya Birla Finance, IDFC First Bank, SREI Equipment Finance, Navi Technologies, Ola Financial, Future Group among others and have affiliations with the likes of EY, Bain and Company, PwC, IAMAI.

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Kwik.ID Aspires to Maximise Agent Productivity

At Kwik.ID, instant customer onboarding via Video KYC and a high completion rate has always been at the heart of the company, but none of this is possible without exemplary customer service, achieved only by maximising agent productivity. From about 90,000 5 star sessions and 1,00,000 completed sessions since February, we are always striving to be the best video KYC solution providers in the industry.

Our array of features includes call queueing, call scheduling, estimating call times and more, to ensure you achieve an 85% completion rate and 100% customer satisfaction. To onboard customers seamlessly, it is imperative for our agents to monitor these queues and schedules for the best results. Here’s what goes into maximising their output and minimising your call time. 

Call scheduling by agents

In case the agent initiates the onboarding journey with a customer, he can schedule the call based on customer availability, to ease the process and maximise productivity, while ensuring there is no back and forth.

Link sharing made easy

In an agent-initiated Video KYC journey, the customer is sent a link to join the call. In the event that the link does not reach the customer via SMS, the agent can use any other social messaging platform integrated with our website, including email, WhatsApp or any other that the customer is comfortable with. This minimises the back and forth of requesting the link, as the agent can confirm immediately whether the customer has received it or not.

Low network bandwidth

AI plays an integral role in our digital KYC tool, be it for face recognition, liveliness, or OCR. We also integrate our AI feature to predict whether a call will be completed or not, taking into account factors like low bandwidth, customer location and more. If at any point the system detects that the call might not be completed, the agent isn’t patched in and the system requests the customer to schedule a call to enjoy a seamless process without any call drops.

Call scheduling by customers

Customers can match their availability with the agents and schedule a call to minimise the wait time at both ends. When booking a call, various dates and time slots are made available on the customer’s screen for easy access and instant scheduling.

Priority queueing

In the event that a potential customer has tried connecting previously but has dropped the call for a reason, or in case an agent fails to accept the assigned Video KYC call request or declines it within the threshold time, the customer is instantly added to the priority queue, which means he needn’t wait with another applicant again. The priority queue is also beneficial to customers in rural areas or those in areas with poor connectivity, to ensure their calls are prioritised and they don’t miss out on being onboarded soon. The priority queue is always checked before the standard queue. An active list of customers in the priority queue helps agents to align their time and schedule.

All of these options made available to both agents and customers, make the onboarding process much simpler. In addition, agents have access to live dashboards to quickly monitor customer data and statistics, as well as their own performance, so that they can keep striving for more.

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Advanced Chat Solutions for Customer Growth

The pandemic has changed how businesses communicate with their customers in order to thrive. While face-to-face business takes a backseat and online engagement becomes the new trend, companies and customers, both take to the chat box as a support channel to communicate and boost professional growth.

In fact, at Kwik.ID, we too believe that a major part of our 85% completion rate success is credited to our own chat feature which we offer during the Video KYC process. Instant interaction with the agent via chat support, makes it quick, efficient, and convenient to onboard clients instantly without any hassle. As digital business picks pace, the chat feature seems to get better with time, enhancing its functionality and being integrated for complete support.

Not only does a good chat feature boost agent productivity and enhance customer experience but as chat features and chatbots get more advances, here’s why they are much talked about in the digital space:

AGENT BENEFITS –

Boosts productivity: When on a phone call, an agent needs to focus only on one call at a time, which may even get prolonged. With a dashboard, agents can analyse the call duration and the wait time, so as to prioritise chat sessions and upcoming calls, better.

Boosts customer engagement: If your chat option is worth it, you’ll naturally see customer growth because most people today, prefer using a chat option rather than working over emails and calls. Instead of a potential customer skipping your product midway, they now have an option to reach out to you and know more about your product, instantly, thereby leading to more interactions and queries. This also helps to gauge which potential buyers are genuinely interested in your product. You could also personalise the chat to give it a friendly touch.

Reduces customer repetition: In fast-paced business, customers have no time to repeat their personal details or share their queries over and over again. Modern business calls for modern methods like reviewing all customer details, while they share their enquiries on chat. Saving a chat will also allow both, customer and agent, to read through previous chats and resolve queries faster.

Streamlined feedback: A traditional onboarding would end with a phone call. Today, the chatbot type feature enables you to do a lot more. After ending a customer call, you can set up an auto-emailer, asking the customer for feedback. This would help put together more accurate feedback and improve your product offerings, if needed.

CUSTOMER BENEFITS –

Customer onboarding and acquisition made easy: Live interaction makes onboarding a breeze, when potential customers can’t get around the process soon enough and need added assistance. Often, customers from rural areas or those not familiar with the language may need added support, which they can access via the chat option, so the onboarding process is made easier. Kwik.ID’s multilingual chat functionality during VideoKYC provides ease of communication to the customers with the agent where language becomes a barrier.

Ease of access: Unprecedented call volumes may lead to disappointed customers who’ve waited long enough with their calls going unanswered. With a chatbot, an estimated wait time provided to potential customers keeps them informed about when they can expect an agent on chat, so they can manage their time better, as well.

Only adopting a digital KYC tool isn’t enough. What matters is adding a tool which is enabled with plenty of features to ensure that business keeps moving, even on the go. A chat channel helps build a loyal customer base that relies on you and enables quick communication, which is just what your business needs, today.

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Financial Inclusion and the Potential of Video KYC

Financial inclusion has always been at the heart of India’s economic policy and with the introduction of Video KYC across sectors, we have come one step closer to achieving this very feat. Video-based remote KYC has paved the way for underbanked and unbanked areas in an attempt to provide equal financial access to all. Financial inclusion makes it easy for SMEs, millennials, professionals, entrepreneurs and others to apply for and receive loans, credit cards, and buy insurance policies, now more than ever, with easy Video KYC verification and completion of tedious procedures in minutes. 

Video KYC is especially key to tier 2 and tier 3 cities where bank branches are far and few, but essential banking services remain more imperative. Kwik.ID is designed to ensure that our Video KYC tool reaches even the farthest of rural areas with provisions for a low bandwidth mode and a guided step-by-step processes; all of which we believe bridge the gap between customers and businesses, all across India.

Since its launch, the potential of Video KYC has been immense, and with the lockdown, the market for Video KYC vendors continues to flourish. So far, people stuck indoors resorted to online payments via different avenues, but what about those who didn’t have a bank account? Going physically to the bank and submitting documents was risky because it involved close contact. Luckily for us, just prior to the lockdown, Video based KYC was introduced and adopted by different sectors for opening bank accounts, demat accounts, Forex, online wallets and more, which made business much smoother for many.

In the most recent circular issued by the IRDAI, the regulatory board also permits Video KYC for insurance companies, which proves to be a game-changing move for the sector that for so long, suffered from the lack of customers during the lockdown.

With the introduction of Video KYC for Banks and Aadhar-based KYC, lenders now have access to customer data, with their consent. As per RBI guidelines, banks need to update the KYC details periodically to maintain a record of their account holders. In addition to Video KYC processes carried out while opening an account, account holders are requested to go through a re-KYC and submit the necessary documents, albeit online.

Video KYC proves to be a boon for fin-tech companies too, because owing to the limited manual KYC centers, very few customers thought of tech finance as a viable option, as the process wasn’t streamlined online. There was a 40% drop in manual KYC as compared to digital KYC. Being entirely online, features like OCR, Facematch, Liveliness detection, Geo-tagging are of great use to fintech companies, especially start-ups who want to minimize cost. These features validate the evidence and also rectify inconsistent data, thereby eliminating discrepancies and saving time.

Slowly and steadily, Video KYC has seeped into every sector and every industry, be it finance or otherwise. Digital KYC hasn’t just digitized the process, but accelerated it, as well. The entire process from application to disbursal that would once take up to 10 days, now takes barely a few hours.

India’s powerful digital ecosystem coupled with the potential Video KYC can unleash, are key to the country’s economic progress by driving financial inclusion.

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Video KYC -The ‘New Normal’ across Industries

With social distancing becoming the new normal and businesses going completely online, Digital KYC is now at the forefront to onboard customers instantly, while keeping a check on their records and doing what’s best for business.

Having adopted the best video KYC tools available for their business, both financial as well as non-financial companies find it a boon that lets their business move swiftly. With features like OCR, Facematch, geo-tagging, fraud detection, functioning Video KYC at low bandwidth, Video recording and more, businesses are quickly moving to digital KYC. Here’s a look at how this much-needed tool works, or will work across various sectors.

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

Banks: For every customer who opens an account with a bank, whether demat, current, savings, or any other, RBI mandates a digital KYC for onboarding the customer. Using Video KYC verification helps banks keep a record of each and every customer via their Aadhaar Card, and link it to the corresponding bank account to track transactions. In order to update customer details regularly, banks also use Video KYC for Re-KYC which makes the entire process much simpler and quicker. 

Asset Management Companies: For all Asset Management Companies regulated by the SEBI, Video based KYC identification offers full KYC to minimise the risk of money laundering. The authentication process is swift, precise, and paperless, leading to a reduction in costs as well as onboarding time. AMCs have now started using Video KYC not only for individuals but while onboarding SMEs and other larger enterprises too.

Insurance: Video KYC’s Liveliness Detection, Facematch and personal discussion features, like the ones offered by Kwik.ID are salient for insurance companies where fraud is more likely. These features enhance the experience for clients and reduce digital risk for companies.

Lending: SMEs and Fintechs choose to use Video KYC verification for lending processes to make quick and informed decisions, while also making the lending process faster and smoother for the borrower. Many NBFCs use digital KYC for individual lending too.

Wallets: Online wallets are quickly becoming the top video KYC users. All this while, customers were asked to adopt the traditional means of submitting their Aadhaar manually at a centre. But with Video KYC in the picture, e-wallet onboarding can be done in less than 3 minutes from the comfort of your home.

Non-Financial institutions

Employee Onboarding: For large organisations, especially those with over a 100 employees, choosing the best Video KYC tool is the smartest way to store employee data, so as to transfer salaries and EPF and safeguard the interests of the company incase of any fraud.

Online Alcohol Delivery: With online alcohol delivery becoming the ‘new normal’, sellers have to be extremely cautious that the alcohol isn’t reaching the wrong hands. Here’s where Digital KYC comes into play. Right from age-restriction checks, geo-fencing, and address verification, KYC – platforms like KwikI.D are designed for Regulated Entities, thereby adapting themselves to simpler customer onboarding.

Telecom industry: Something that we’ve all witnessed is getting authenticated via KYC while being issued a new SIM card. With the shift in selling SIM cards online, network providers are gradually moving towards Video KYC for contactless and quick verification.

Rental/shared vehicle economy: While customers have to opt for Video KYC verification to add money to their wallets, transport apps have to go through it too, to register themselves and keep their accounts operational.

Co-working spaces: As entrepreneurs and businessmen have begun investing heavily in co-working spaces, their safety becomes a matter of concern for the property owner. The easiest way to keep a record of all the employees is via a video based KYC identification.

Educational platforms & exams:  While this seems to be in the making, with the pandemic, it won’t be long before schools and colleges use Digital KYC to enrol students, especially for competitive exams where cheating is rampant.

Gaming: Gaming is one of the largest sectors that witness cybersecurity and fraud because there’s plenty of money involved that can be easily tampered with. Luckily, because of Video KYC’s AI integrated Facematch Liveliness and fraud detection tools, like the ones we offer, make it easier to detect and shut down these fraudsters.

At Kwik.ID, we understand the importance of security and the need to constantly evolve, especially while doing business online. As leading video KYC solution providers, we aspire to facilitate easy digital KYC across every sector, big or small.


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Call Queues and Scheduling Made Easy With Kwik.ID

At Kwik.ID, we understand the importance of good customer service, so apart from striving to be the best Video KYC solution providers in the industry, we also strive to make the Digital KYC tools smooth and quick-paced. From handheld processes, AI-powered Facematch and Liveliness, to Video KYC at low bandwidth, we offer it all. Among the array of features are our call queue and scheduling feature, which promises 100% efficiency and customer satisfaction.

To onboard Digital KYC customers seamlessly, it is imperative to monitor these call queues consistently and lower the average call queue time to as low as 1 minute. This results in new sales opportunities, goodwill, and encourages brand awareness.

Here’s why queue call management matters if you want to achieve an above 85% completion rate from your video KYC verification:

Low Call Abandonment Rates: The longer your potential customer is kept waiting, the higher the chances of him dropping off from your business entirely and choosing a competitor. Moreover, by reducing call abandonment rates, your business can handle a higher volume of calls.

2. High First-Call Rates: Attending to a customer on the first call indicates that your business is a good service provider.

3. Minimised Costs: When you schedule a digital KYC session call with a potential customer, you reduce the hold time to free up the toll-free lines and receive more calls.

Sometimes, these rates tend to be low and costs aren’t minimised enough, leading to your Video KYC verification tool not working effectively enough. This can happen because of the following reasons:

1. Outdated Technology: One of our top priorities at Kwik.ID is to make our Video KYC tools compatible with every Android and iOS device, while offering Video KYC at low bandwidth. While outdated technology is definitely something that can lead to call drops even after queueing and scheduling, we promise a smooth process by offering comprehensive customer information before agents answer the call.

2. Under-staffing: Inspite of offering a host of features, even the best video KYC tool is nothing without enough agents who’ll handle the calls. Your calls might keep piling up and there’d be nobody around to respond to them.

3. Long Handling Times: A call attended to might take longer than expected because the agent isn’t cooperating with the caller or interrupting the caller.

With Kwik.ID’s video KYC verification, rest assured these problems won’t come into play with our carefully segmented call queues and scheduling, to maximise your success rate to over 85%. Our process begins by segregating the queues into two – standard queue and priority queue. Every potential customer is first put into the standard queue by default before they are assigned an agent. Based on the age, if the customer is a senior citizen, and/or based on location if a customer belongs to a rural area, he is placed in the priority queue. Also, in case a customer’s call is disconnected by an agent once or an agent is unable to respond to the customer’s request within the threshold wait time, he is placed in the priority queue. This queue exists to ensure that the applicant is served at priority and does not have to wait with another applicant again. Further, it eases the process for customers and helps them at each step, if they aren’t technologically equipped or are functioning on low bandwidth mode. The priority queue is checked before checking the standard queue. After assigning all the priority customers to agents, we then proceed to the standard queue.

For the best digital KYC call queueing and scheduling practices, we suggest the following:

1. Call Management: Keep call wait time shorter than 2 minutes to avoid call drops.

2. Queue Management: Monitor LIVE data from our dashboard

3. Funnel Management: Study what stage of the call customers are dropping off at, so you can identify the problem and rectify it instantly

4. Agent Management: Track your agents’ data carefully so you can solve any issues with their performance

Kwik.ID’s queueing and scheduling of call functionality, coupled with live dashboards for admin monitoring, makes Kwik.ID one of the best Video KYC tool for your business.

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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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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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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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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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