KYC & Due Diligence

We identify and check your customers or business partners and provide you with simple instructions and operating procedures.

Simple checks and instructions

Have any type of check performed by any employee, anytime, anywhere - no training or expertise required.

Comprehensive solutions

From simple KYC checks to comprehensive due diligence including adverse media monitoring and much more.

PeP and sanctions list checks always included

Protect yourself from money launderers, sanctions violations and corruption.

Automatic risk assessment

You get fast results including risk assessments and clear, easy-to-implement recommendations for action.

Paperless and digitally available everywhere.

As a web browser application, app (iOS/Android) and OnOffice Marketplace integration.

Know Your Customer Checks via App

More about the app and its advantages.

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KYC questionnaires, KYC documents, KYC check and KYC documentation are all in one place with Kerberos. For your employees, this concentration reduces the points of contact with the actual process as well as the error-proneness of each check. In addition, we deliver reliable and always up-to-date results, including easy-to-understand recommendations for action. Our KYC solutions can be easily integrated into the daily work routine and ensure complete documentation of all measures.

  • Step-by-step guidance through the KYC process
  • KYC check via app
  • Recommendations for action and audit-proof documentation included

Unlimited possibilities

Customised solutions for your requirements

KYC-Checks

Of natural persons, companies and partnerships.

KYC+

Identification of the beneficial owner in complex corporate structures with more than 2 levels

(E)DD-Checks

Business Partner Due Diligence of natural persons, partnerships & companies as well as at the point of sale

Monitorings:

  • Register-,
  • Reputation-,
  • Adverse Media-,
  • PeP and sanctions list monitoring

Further checks:

  • Creditworthiness checks of companies and private individuals
  • Transparency register checks of companies and private individuals

KYC-Check

Simple, fast & from anywhere.

"Individual" 8.90€ / check Pay per use price. KYC checks can also be booked as a bundle. In this case, the price per check is reduced depending on the increased volume of the package.
  • checks of individuals
  • check for politically exposed persons
  • sanctions list check
  • risk assessment
  • recommendations for action
  • AMLD compliant documentation
  • Data storage (ISO 27001 certified)

Tip: KYC Checks are already included in our Standard and Premium subscriptions.

Simple, affordable and actionable money laundering prevention now also available by subscription

You need support or want to completely outsource your anti-money laundering compliance? We will be happy to inform you about our subscription packages "Starter", "Standard" or "Premium" for affordable, simple and complete money laundering prevention.

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Kerberos KYC App

Know Your Customer Checks. Quick, simple and fully compliant

The Kerberos KYC App helps you protect your business. In simple steps, you and your employees are guided through the process. Simply scan the relevant documents and answer a few questions.

After a short time, you will receive the result with a recommendation for action to reduce the risk so that the transaction can be carried out in compliance with the law.

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Useful KYC knowledge

Who needs KYC checks?

KYC checks are mandatory in many areas. These include, for example, the verification of compliance with international sanctions, caution when concluding transactions with Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) or in the prevention of money laundering.

What is the difference between (Enhanced) Due Diligence and Know Your Customer?

Through KYC checks, you fulfil a central obligation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act - the identification of your customers before entering a business relationship. For this purpose, identification documents are checked for authenticity, various databases are searched for PeP or sanctions list hits and a risk assessment is carried out on the basis of this data.

In certain cases, you must comply with so-called "enhanced due diligence". In addition to the KYC check, other potential risk factors are checked. These include, for example, customers, suppliers or other business partners of the persons or companies with whom you want to enter into a business relationship. In addition, a more in-depth network search can ensure that the beneficial owners and their networks also do not give cause for concern and could not develop into a financial or reputational risk for you. For this purpose, adversarial media searches are also carried out on the conspicuousness of the actors in the network.

An (E)DD check can also monitor many other risk areas. This depends on your specifications and on the anomalies identified in an assessment.

What is asked in KYC Checks?

Know Your Customer checks involve identifying the people you want to do business with. In doing so, it must be ensured that the persons are really who they claim to be. Kerberos checks by default whether your business or contract partners are Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) or their family members or those on sanctions lists. At the same time, it must be checked whether potential business partners come from countries with an increased money laundering risk or whether other risks could arise from entering into a business relationship.

How is a check conducted?

With Kerberos, you can carry out KYC checks paperlessly. We provide you with our KYC app for this purpose. You or your employees are guided through the KYC process with a few questions for each customer identification.

What does the result of a KYC check look like?

In the KYC app, you not only commission the KYC checks, but also receive the results of each check shortly, including instructions for action that you and your employees can take into account when subsequently concluding contracts with your customers.

What happens in the case of "false positive" hits in KYC checks?

Normally, KYC checks are processed automatically and you receive the results including risk assessment and recommendations for action within a very short time via web or mobile phone application. If "false positive" hits occur, the checks are forwarded to our specialists. "False positives" are cases in which several people with the same name and similar identity characteristics can be considered as persons to be identified in a query, who accordingly cannot be assigned by the system without doubt. In these rare cases, there may be a short wait during KYC checks before you are shown the result.

What are "beneficial owners"?

Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) are the natural persons who ultimately initiate a transaction or whose property is traded. In the case of companies with more than one owner, for example, persons with more than 25% of the company shares or more than 25% of the voting rights are counted as beneficial owners. Accordingly, there may be several persons in a company who must be specified or identified in the event of an audit.

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