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What is KYC?

Know Your Customer (KYC) legislation has been introduced in most major financial centres across the globe.

KYC legislation is driven by recommendations and standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory, and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. Read more on the FATF website.

The risk-based approach

A fundamental feature of the latest recommendations (amendments) from FATF, which led to many countries amending their KYC laws, is the migration from a rules-based approach to a risk-based approach. This is seen as a major enhancement of all previous anti-money laundering (AML) strategies. The rules-based approach involves Accountable Institutions (AI) taking ownership of the crucial roles they play in protecting the integrity of the global financial system.

The FICA Factory system

The objective of Datanamix's FICA Factory system is to deliver a compliant, automated and fully digitised KYC system that caters for both juristic and natural persons, in a manner that is aligned with any RMCP and that can integrate with any rules engine, enterprise services bus (ESB) or workflow engine to trigger events.

Fully configurable process flow of the FICA Factory system


Consumer KYC verification

  • Proof of life

    3D Facial recognition

  • Identity verification

    Home Affairs photo verification

  • Address verification

    Digital address verification

Business KYC verification

  • Business verification

    Company / entity verification (CIPC)

  • Principle member verification

    Data-driven Director's verification (CIPC)

  • Address verification

    Business address verification

  • Web-source

    Internet scraping

  • Ownership registrations

    SSL, GLIEF, WHOIS, etc.

  • Social media presence

    Pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

  • Sanctions

    International sanctions check APIs

Remote business KYC

We strive to supply a totally paperless KYC system with minimum, or no document uploads.

The system automatically produces a declaration for the customer to sign, which can be done together with an application form or sales contract.

The compliance team receives a detailed compliance report, automatically produced by the system, based on all data collected throughout the process.

Please contact us for more information, or request a demo of the FICA Factory system