PRESS RELEASE: Financial Institutions Sign Up for Keesing’s New Customer Onboarding Technology. Liveness Detection Coming Soon

Keesing Technologies, a global and trusted identity verification leader, has been selected by several international financial institutions (FIs) over the past months. Since the launch of its new customer onboarding technology earlier this year, Keesing realizes growth in the number of FIs choosing to streamline their customer onboarding processes with the help of Keesing AuthentiScan. To complete the biometric identification process with AuthentiScan, Keesing is integrating liveness detection to further enhance the process.

AuthentiScan, Keesing Technology’s proven ID verification service, now includes excellent identity proofing technology through biometric facial recognition. Keesing developed the new technology to accommodate the surge in requests from its customers and the market for a solution that supports remote identification for customer onboarding. The technology was especially designed for FIs. “This is an exciting innovation within our product suite. Identifying and verifying new customers with biometrics makes onboarding processes safe and efficient”, said Daniel Suess, Commercial Director at Keesing Technologies.

As customers’ reliance on mobile devices increases, transactions and onboarding processes take place online more often. At the same time, FIs must take responsibility to protect customers and their businesses. Current legislation requires FIs to exercise care and due diligence in their identification procedures. On top of that, the customer is key in the process and demands a seamless, smooth experience. Online onboarding systems should include an easy and secure identity verification process that complies with legislation and is customer-friendly. Keesing’s new technology fits perfectly to this need.

The company’s secure digital process allows customers to onboard on-the-go without having to visit a branch in person, with documents proving their identity. This instantly boosts customer experience. With AuthentiScan, mandatory AML compliance requirements are met using the digital verification process. Keesing has already welcomed many new customers from the financial services sector who will be using the new technology to efficiently onboard customers and prevent identity fraud. “Keesing serves a growing portfolio of financial services institutions around the world,” adds Daniel Suess. “We look forward to supporting them in their important mission to prevent ID fraud. At Keesing we believe that security and compliance can go hand-in-hand with innovation and growth. We are currently working on the roll out of AuthentiScan for customer onboarding and self-identification at several FIs in Europe and I am really looking forward to see how this changes the way people onboard for a service or open a bank account”.

AuthentiScan can be integrated into any FIs existing platform, providing an easy-to-use identity verification system incorporating biometric facial recognition and extensive ID document verification. The customer onboarding technology was introduced by Keesing in the second quarter of this year. Later this year, Keesing will add liveness detection to its service to bolster security when onboarding customers remotely. Adding liveness detection to AuthentiScan will make it extremely difficult to impersonate the individual whose photo appears on an ID document. The beta version of AuthentiScan’s onboarding technology including liveness detection is already available for testing. Keesing’s liveness detection technology is expected to be live at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

About Keesing Technologies
Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document verification and identity proofing solutions. The objective of Keesing is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best verification solutions. The technology used is powered by nearly 100 years of experience and accumulated knowledge.

Earlier this year, the company launched new technology that offers a high-quality identity proofing process incorporating biometric facial recognition and extensive ID document verification. The technology was especially designed for customer onboarding processes and can be integrated via a web API or embedded into mobile applications.

Keesing Technologies is the owner of the world’s most comprehensive source of genuine ID documents. A database which provides authoritative access to international ID documents from over 200 countries.

Keesing serves more than 6,000 organisations worldwide, including government agencies, security printers, temporary employment agencies, insurance companies, banks, telecom providers, solicitors and airlines. Keesing has offices in The Netherlands, France, and the USA, and collaborates with distributors, strategic partners and agents all over the world.

Jacqueline van den Top
Manager Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Tel: +31 20 7157 800