Know your customer beyond the basics
This week's article is about why global talent finds the startup and regulatory infrastructure in the UAE attractive.
Last week this column introduced regtech, a monetisable opportunity within fintech. To briefly recap, regtech is a blended word made from regulations and technology. Within the scope of regtech is the area of know-your-customer (KYC). KYC extends beyond just the basics i.e. anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorism checks. The application of technology to information gathering and analysis in these two areas has the added benefit of leveraging the rich data for credit scoring as well as marketing.