KYC/AML rules are constantly changing, just as the world around us and regulatory conditions in different countries are periodically changing. In order to meet the most modern requirements and be on the cutting edge of technology, Astra International has chosen the Sumsub solution and automates processes in all three main areas of compliance checks: KYC, KYB, and crypto monitoring.

On January 17, 2022, a contract was signed for the use of services Sumsub and a system integration project has been started. The main functionality is scheduled to launch on February 1:

KYC (Know Your Client)

New users are checked for global sanctions, watch/block lists, PEP, and negative data in the media, as well as standard verification of documents and information, is carried out:

  • Liveness and Face match
  • ID verification
  • Address verification
  • Phone verification
  • Email verification
  • AML screening

KYB (Know Your Business)

The KYB procedure has the same purpose as KYC, it is a way to assess the AML/CFT risks that new and existing business relationships pose and help determine whether the business is genuine or used to conceal the identity of the owners or business activity for illegal purposes.

Accordingly, the KYB procedure finds out the ultimate beneficiaries (UBOs) in order to understand who benefits from the financial activities of the enterprise. Checks are also being carried out to determine whether the company or its employees are subject to international sanctions, whether they have been subjected to political corruption, or have been the subject of news reports that may indicate their involvement in criminal activities.

For these purposes, the following corporate documents are collected and processed:

  • Certificate of Incorporation/registration
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Documents, declared company beneficial owners and directors
  • Certificate of Incumbency / Certificate of Good Standing
  • Extracts from the state register of legal entities
  • Сomplete shareholding structure with the country(ies) of incorporation and showing UBOs (more than 10%)
  • Proof of Identity of each director and beneficial owner (passport/ID)
  • Proof of address of each director and beneficial owner (utility bill/bank statement no older than 3 months)
  • Company’s bank statements for last 3–6 months
  • Proof of actual business address (utility bill no older than 3 months or actual rent agreement, invoices, and payments proof)
  • Agreements with main partners
  • UBOs proof of well-being – bank statement for the last 3–6 months confirming the source of funds, tax declaration, savings, income from rent, paid dividends, etc.
  • For regulated business: copy of the license, signed AML policy, and KYC procedures in place for onboarding and monitoring their own customers

Crypto compliance

The Sumsub Crypto compliance solution is used to detect and prevent financial crimes using crypto assets.

The system allows you to check for the ”toxicity” of most major cryptocurrencies, make a risk assessment for working with them, save the results of the study in a detailed report with a graphical representation of the data, and monitor assets over time.

This is not just a technology platform, but a legally equipped, customer-oriented system for verifying compliance with AML, FATF, and FinCEN requirements, and recognized by most regulatory authorities and financial institutions.

Thus, Astra International receives a powerful tool for automating the work of the AML/risk department and confirms a high level of compliance with regulatory requirements and commitment to international standards.



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Astra International has been providing digital asset management services for more than 3 years and has extensive business ties in the crypto & banking industry.