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ADVISORY Financial Services

Video identification – the future of client onboarding?

Client onboarding by way of correspondence requires stringent identity checks. Since the client is physically absent, the copy of the passport needs to be certified by a public notary. In many cases, such notarisation needs to be legalised by an apostille under the Hague Convention. This results in complicated and expensive onboarding activities. Also, financial institutions still run quite high risks because the passport and certifications can still be falsified.