Demystify KYC: Why is it important?

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Join this Financial Crime Academy Live Webinar on the topic of “Demystify KYC: Why is it important?”.

A customer is any person (natural or legal) who enters into a business relationship or carries out a financial transaction. A customer can be an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a trust or any other entity recognized as a legal entity.

A systematic procedure for identifying new customers and should not establish a banking relationship until the identity of a new customer is satisfactorily verified. Banks require a clear CIP to be carried out at different stages i.e., while establishing a banking relationship or carrying out a financial transaction

A document that defines the basis on which the Bank enters relationships with its customers. The Bank will accept only those customers whose identity is established by conducting due diligence appropriate to the risk assessment of the customer

Guest Speaker

Girish Mallya

Girish Mallya


Girish has been a professional Banker who understands the dynamics and different processes of AML & Compliance in Retail Banking & MSBs. He has designed and delivered programs in the areas of AML & Compliance, Fraud & Cyber Security Awareness, and in Banking Operations. Developed and delivered training programs for one of the largest banks in UAE, which demonstrated significant improvement in branch audit scores & sales, and reduction in fraud incidents & ops risk losses.


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Denitsa Rebaine


Denitsa Rebaine has over 7 years of experience in financial crime compliance. She is the EMEA Deputy Head of Sanctions at a US investment banking services company. In her role, she manages sanctions risk and provides advice and guidance to functional partners and key stakeholders – regionally and globally, on OFAC, and EU/UK sanctions.

Webinar Outline

  • Why is it critical to identify a customer?
  • Risks that a Bank or FIs will be exposed
  • What is that FIs need to do, to mitigate risk
  • Key KYC documents that need to be verified
  • Key elements to be incorporated in KYC Policy
  • Consequences of KYC failure
  • eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer or digital KYC)

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