Socure has enhanced the company’s KYC/CIP solution, which now includes full access to the best-matched entity, via the UI dashboard or API, including reason codes and field validation intelligence that enable automation of exception processes and reduce manual reviews.
These new features provide organizations that must comply with strict regulatory mandates, such as financial services companies, with a fully-transparent, expanded set of data about the customers they onboard, including an augmented ability to view and assess that information.
The upgraded solution also addresses risk in companies’ current customer portfolio, to verify their existing customers and mitigate risk of fines during an audit.
These enhancements are a response to an identity verification market that has relied on outdated legacy technology for decades. Legacy solutions—found to return incorrect matches as much as 4% of the time—have largely failed to keep pace with today’s market challenges.
Meanwhile, the conflict in Eastern Europe has prompted regulators to impose sanctions and scrutinize numerous industries, including financial services. Companies operating in regulated sectors that err in approving customers on the basis of fraudulent or inaccurate data risk stiff compliance penalties and fines.
“The strength of an identity verification solution is not determined solely by having more data than anyone else. It is determined by combining the maximum amount of data to cover all ages, races, demographics, and genders with best-in-class entity resolution, clustering, and machine learning technology to resolve to an identity with the highest degree of accuracy and coverage,” said Johnny Ayers, founder and CEO of Socure.
“Organizations that are serious about delivering inclusive onboarding and achieving continuous compliance with increasingly stringent regulatory mandates have to operate with a solution that moves beyond the limited analytical capabilities of legacy identity verification solutions.”, Ayers continued.
Socure combines data from these and other sources for maximum coverage and then optimizes to a single normalization. This ensures customers get the most comprehensive and accurate match.
Additionally, Socure not only matches on multiple authoritative sources that have corroborated name, email, phone, address, DOB, SSN, and other PII elements, such as IP and device, but also receives actual confirmation of a good or bad identity.
These confirmations are derived from Socure’s proprietary feedback data network—a consortium of actual decision-outcome data from more than 1,100 customers that provide Socure with specific, accurate decisioning data about good and bad identities and their outcomes.
Socure has also expanded its offering to better serve non-regulated entities including gaming, e-commerce, and other industries.
A new Socure KYC4 solution, designed for non-CIP regulated and non-bank customers, enables verification of identities with just the first name, last name, and last four digits of the SSN.
The solution then returns the first five digits of the SSN and performs an identity verification check, as well as provides the complete best-matched entity data, ensuring accurate customer verification.