What are sanctions in KYC?

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A customer data archive to store identification documents and offer digital self-service solutions with the customer portal. This combined tool will facilitate customer remediation as they will support compliance efforts to collect all data.

In the financial sector, the KYC remediation process is when an institution becomes aware of a customer’s active involvement in financial crime, and they have to update their KYC records.

Further due diligence may be required when a customer is in a high risk category. Research has shown that firms with a KYC remediation process in place are more likely to comply with anti-money laundering regulations, as they are most likely to terminate the account of any customer who poses a high risk. This can help them avoid heavy fines and penalties from regulators.

Money laundering can now be applied to crypto-wallets. A crypto-wallet is a wallet with cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies protect the identity of the owner by not revealing the identity of who is behind any transaction to protect them from possible identification.

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The objectives of the KYC guidelines are to prevent banks from being used, intentionally or unintentionally, by criminal elements for money laundering activities. The related procedures also enable banks to better understand their customers and their financial transactions. This helps them manage their risks prudently. Banks generally frame their KYC policies incorporating the following four key elements:

Generally this means consistent, comprehensive and accurate. The process must be documented and available for inspection by regulators. The process must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound), scalable and commensurate with risk and resources.[9] What is reasonable depends on factors such as factors such as the following.

What is reasonable depends on factors such as jurisdiction, risk, resources and state-of-the-art technology. For sanctioning parties it depends on the information provided by regulators. In all cases, the proposed standard is the civil standard of proof, i.e., the balance of probability.


“Know Your Customers” (KYC) is an important part of the EU’s third and fourth Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Directives. Banks, financial companies and institutions must screen their customers against EU sanctions lists, track whether the person is a political insider (PEP), or can be categorized as a relative or related person (RCA).

So-called PEP clients require a process with enhanced due diligence with regard to money laundering and terrorist financing. With the InstantWatch KYC Screening service it is easy to find out whether a customer is a PEP or RCA.