Sumsub, the international regtech company that helps businesses stay compliant and fight digital fraud, established its first U.S. office in Miami, launching new services exclusively for U.S customers. Local clients can add Social Security Number (SSN) checks to verify users through Social Security records. SSN verification also enables background checks, which can immediately spot customer red flags, including bankruptcies, liens, criminal records, etc.
The global identity verification market is expected to see year-on-year growth of 24% over the next four years, with North America accounting for 30%. However, the U.S. market is hard to navigate, with each state proposing a unique set of compliance laws. On top of this, many U.S. businesses already operate globally or plan to expand to foreign markets, which brings additional regulatory complications.
Sumsub allows companies to stay compliant with varying KYC, KYB and AML regulations to maintain fraud protection. The company has an average user verification speed of 87.05 seconds and a pass rate of 91.64%.
Choosing Miami as a location wasn’t an accident, says the company. Sumsub plans to build its presence not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America. In recent years, Latin American governments have increasingly invested in identity and access management (IAM) security services to protect data and information in various end-use industries, such as finance, insurance, banking, healthcare and others. This is boosting demand for KYC providers in the region, and Sumsub aims to offer its in-depth knowledge to help LATAM clients expand globally.
Andrew Sever, co-founder & CEO of Sumsub, said, in a statement, “We are thrilled to establish a strong presence in the Americas and provide tailored services to our local clients. Our unique experience of working with complicated markets in 220+ countries and territories differentiates us from other industry players. With our mission to empower verification, we aim to help both regulated and non-regulated businesses in the Americas easily scale to international markets by delivering end-to-end identity orchestration solutions.”
With its expansion into the Americas, Sumsub aims to target fintech, gaming, trading, transportation and crypto—industries where the company already processes millions of verifications annually for its 2000+ global clients.