HooYu deepens customer verification in the German market 

HooYu has grown its offering to the German market, launching a complete KYC solution for the region. 

Earlier in the year, HooYu achieved approval by the German age-verification regulator, KJM, with it now adding several new services to help gambling firms to comply with AML regulations.   

The single solution orchestrates Schufa identity data checks, KJM-approved facial biometrics and ID document validation, video verification with a live human agent, PEPs and sanctions watchlist screening and payment card checks.

It’s a range of services that can be orchestrated via HooYu to make gaming operators fully compliant with age verification and KYC requirements in the German market. The five services can be orchestrated to deliver different journeys for different customer lifecycle stages such as sign-up, high-value deposit, fraud risk and pay-out.

David Pope, Marketing Director at HooYu, commented on the growth: “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.”

The Schufa database check enables gambling operators to confirm customer name, address, and date of birth, check for fraudsters using the identity of deceased people and uncover linked addresses.

It also data check can be used as an integrated precursor to the HooYu liveness detection, facial biometric and ID document validation journey that is a KJM-approved age identification system.

Jochen Biewer, Managing Director of Chevron Consultants GmBH, added: “The HooYu suite of services truly supports German gaming operators to meet age verification and AML compliance requirements.”

HooYu Video-ID is a new service that complies with requirements from BaFin, the German anti money laundering authority. Video-ID is a live agent video interview process and is engineered for web browser or native app journeys, meaning that users are not forced to download an app purely for video verification.

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