Account Opening and KYC
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Importance of Know Your Customer processes in Account Opening
Know Your Customer (KYC), or Customer Due Diligence (CDD), is an integral part of an account-opening process. This involves verifying a client’s identity and the nature of their business. Financial institutions are obliged to perform the checks for every new account, as well as in some other circumstances, such as when there are suspicions of money laundering or when terrorism-related financial risks occur.
KYC/CDD measures can include common regulatory checks, such as verifying the customer’s identity, examining the list of authorized signers and their source of wealth, as well as country-specific obligations like FATCA screening.
There is room for improvement in KYC and account opening
Currently, KYC and account-opening processes create several challenges for banks, as they traditionally are:
There is an opportunity to transform Account Opening and related KYC/CDD processes with Intelligent Automation and reduce manual work, lower risks, and deliver a faster, easier onboarding experience for customers.
WorkFusion® Intelligent Automation streamlines critical areas of Account Opening
Intelligent Automation of Account Opening allows the banks to achieve a significant change in speed, quality, and auditability. Whether it is processing documents for customer identity verification or running critical checks for compliance purposes, WorkFusion automates manual work while also providing powerful tools for your employees to uncover and review any exceptions.
Adding Intelligent Automation across account opening helps deliver a more robust service for less:
Moreover, WorkFusion’s AI-powered, pre-packaged solutions are industry-leading for processing unstructured and fast-changing data, handling documents in a variety of formats, or verifying information against hundreds of rules and regulations.
WorkFusion helps to free up employees from mundane manual tasks and let them spend their time on more value-added activities, such as interacting with customers or dealing with non-standard situations.
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