Know Your Customer (KYC), is an important part of the EU’s AMLD. Regulated companies must screen their clients against EU/UN sanctions lists, identify if a client is a Politically Exposed Person, PEP, or an RCA (Relatives and Close Associates).
InstantWatch KYC Screening is a complete solution for companies of all sizes who wish to fulfil the requirements of the latest AMLD and know their customer.
A prospective client should be screened during the client on boarding process. Furthermore, all clients should be screened regularly, preferable on a daily basis.
So-called PEP customers require an enhanced due diligence process regarding money laundering and terrorist financing. With the InstantWatch KYC Screening service it is easy to find out if a customer is a PEP or RCA. Read more about Trapets PEP lists.
InstantWatch KYC Screening is a service that was built from the start with security in focus. Traffic to and from the service is encrypted automatically via SSL/https.
To know your customer and screen the client against various forms of sanctions lists is a very important part of the directive on money laundering monitoring. The next step is to introduce an automatic risk based approach and monitoring of customer transactions. Trapets provides an automatic internet service to manage even this, the InstantWatch AML.
An individual customer can be screened by InstantWatch KYC Screening, for example, in the customer acceptance process. It is also possible to send a file with a large number of customers to the InstantWatch KYC service to be screened in a single batch.
This can be done in two ways:
1. InstantWatch KYC Screening directly over the Internet
You can log onto the web interface with an ordinary web browser and perform screening of an individual customer or of a data file with multiple customers.
2. InstantWatch KYC Screening integrated directly from other applications
It is easy to connect other programs and systems to the InstantWatch KYC screening service. This is also done over the Internet through a so-called web service interface. Then KYC screenings of customers can be done directly from the client’s own management software and you can let the system screen all customers automatically, for example, each night.