If there’s anything positive about the coronavirus pandemic and the global wave of lockdowns that followed in response to it, it’s the rapid acceleration of digitalization across all industries. Responding to the fintech companies in Turkey, Insha Ventures and Identify Turkey have created a digital ID verification solution called KimlikBasit.
The goal of KimlikBasit is to provide a simpler solution for identity verification and remote customer acquisition to modern fintech apps, whose digital-only nature clashes with face-to-face verification of customer credentials.
“KimlikBasit is a fintech venture operating in the field of call center-supported remote customer acquisition, providing artificial intelligence-supported biometric data comparison and verification, with solutions designed for businesses, especially financial institutions, to prevent money laundering and identity fraud (AML/KYC),” explains Yakup Sezer, general manager of Insha Ventures.
Users who encounter KimlikBasit in the wild are required to go through only a few simple steps to complete the verification process. First, user information for remote customer acquisition is taken. The user is then redirected to the actual verification process, which consists of document scanning using a mobile device and a brief call with a call center employee. After successful verification, all user information is stored in a secure manner and can be accessed via an administration panel.
“We are excited to be a critical part of this digital transformation while witnessing the transformation of the sectors in Turkey through regulations,” said Ali Haydar Ünsal, general manager of Identify Turkey. “In this period when the customer experience has undergone a significant change, we make it easier for companies in critical sectors such as e-commerce, banking, automotive and capital markets to acquire new customers within 10 minutes.”
Fintech apps that would like to implement KimlikBasit can look forward to 24/7 customer support provided by expert teams in multiple languages and a wealth of training material to help with the implementation of this innovative digital ID verification solution.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.