Learn why today protection beyond the KYC stage is more important than ever and how Sumsub has turned into one future-proof platform that provides a verification solution for the whole user journey
Since 2015, Sumsub has offered a reliable KYC (Know Your Customer) solution, perfecting it along the way by adding more checks. This has helped businesses stay fraud-free during the onboarding stage, scale-up, and stay AML compliant, while offering seamless user experience.
However, our internal data shows that most fraud happens beyond the onboarding stage. In response, Sumsub has developed into the one verification platform that secures the whole user journey. This new positioning is the next step in Sumsub’s mission to create a safe and inclusive digital future for users and businesses alike.
Read on to learn which fraud trends are targeting the digital world in 2023, and how Sumsub combats them.
Today, dozens of industries—from fintech to crypto—couldn’t properly function without KYC.
Businesses need a reliable KYC tool efficiently for the onboarding stage to detect and prevent financial crime, such as money laundering, terrorism financing, and fraud. By verifying client identities, businesses can immediately detect any suspicious activities and report them to relevant authorities.
Since 2015, Sumsub has offered reliable KYC, helping businesses meet AML compliance requirements while detecting fraud at the earliest stages. This solution has been perfected over the years with Liveness Detection (advanced biometric verification), Video Identification (required in a number of jurisdictions), Proof of Address, 1click (a document-free check across government databases) and a number of other key services. As a result, thousands of businesses worldwide have been able to cover every onboarding pain point, scale up, and stay compliant while enjoying a flawless user experience from Sumsub.
Anticipating new fraud trends, Sumsub has introduced new products which work both separately and as a single whole. This includes Know Your Business (or KYB), which verifies the authenticity and credibility of potential business partners.
But today it’s clear that protecting the onboarding stage only is not enough.
Several trends influence the fraud prevention landscape in 2023:
Sumsub’s internal data shows that most cases of fraud happen after the onboarding stage. This could be already verified accounts getting hacked, stolen and sold. Or it could be “clean” accounts being misused for all sorts of criminal activity.
Today, KYC alone does not solve all the problems that compliance and risk teams face, because they need to monitor the entire user journey. This means verifying user transactions, detecting unusual patterns in a timely manner, and more. To do this, businesses need reliable tools for transaction monitoring, fraud prevention, and Travel Rule compliance.
However, businesses often develop these and other fraud prevention solutions in-house. Or, they opt to integrate several providers and try to connect them to each other, which is a time-consuming headache.
But there is no need to jump through these hoops anymore, as Sumsub has become the one platform to secure the whole user journey.
With Sumsub’s customizable KYC, KYB, Transaction Monitoring and Fraud Prevention solutions, it’s possible to orchestrate the whole verification process, protect businesses from fraud and ML, welcome more customers worldwide, meet compliance requirements, and reduce costs.
Sumsub’s new positioning is the next step in the company’s journey towards creating a safe, accessible, and inclusive digital future for users and businesses alike. By eliminating fraud and verification challenges, Sumsub contributes to a world where anyone—regardless of age, location, or computing skills—can securely access any online service. Going forward, Sumsub aims to continue perfecting its platform to eliminate fraud, overcome verification hurdles, and build a people-friendly digital future.