HooYu launches German KYC solution

| By Conor Mulheir
Know your customer (KYC) solution provider HooYu has launched a complete KYC solution aimed at gaming operators in the German market.

The supplier was approved by Germany’s age verification regulator, die Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz (KJM), earlier this year, and has now added several new services to help operators remain compliant with KYC and anti-money laundering (AML) requirements in the jurisdiction.

The solution brings together identity data checks with credit bureau Schufa, KJM-approved facial biometrics and ID document validation, video verification with live human agents, politically exposed person (PEP) and sanctions watchlist screenings, and payment card checks.

The Schufa database check allows operators to confirm a customer’s name, address and date of birth, check for fraudsters using the identities of the deceased and uncover linked addresses.

This can be used as an integrated precursor to the HooYu liveness detection, facial biometric and ID document validation journey which is a system approved by the KJM.

Jochen Biewer, German gambling licensing expert and managing director of Chevron Consultants GmBH, said: “The HooYu suite of services truly supports German gaming operators to meet age verification and AML compliance requirements.”

David Pope, marketing director at HooYu, added: “HooYu is a KYC orchestration and customer onboarding platform that not only helps operators to build KYC processes, but also to maximise customer onboarding success rates.

“German operators can now use one HooYu API to call on any or all of these services as part of their age verification, fraud or anti-money laundering controls.”

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