Running KYB

Overview and how you can run the Know Your Business verification process for a business, and what webhook events are generated.

Introduction

After your business has provided the information necessary to create a Business resource and you have added any beneficial owners, you need to authenticate and verify that information. Using the Business object, you can perform a number of checks and screenings to ensure compliance. This process is controlled the Bond platforms's KYBKYB - Know Your Business. The compliance that financial institutions put into their policies and procedures to verify the identity of a business. service.

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This process is a critical step where you validate the identity of your business and its documents to ensure that they're compliant with federal regulations.

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Requirement

Before running KYB, make sure that the business resource contains ein and phone values and that these are correct.
See Retrieving a business to view the ein and phone status, and Updating a business to modify them if necessary.

Running the KYB process

To start the KYB process, use the POST /businesses/{business_id}/verification-kyb operation with no further parameters.

An example of a request to initiate a KYB process for the business ID 002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37 is shown below.

curl --request POST \
  --url https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb \
  --header 'Authorization: YOUR-AUTHORIZATION' \
  --header 'Identity: YOUR-IDENTITY'
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["Identity"] = 'YOUR-IDENTITY'
request["Authorization"] = 'YOUR-AUTHORIZATION'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
const options = {
  method: 'POST',
  headers: {
    Identity: 'YOUR-IDENTITY',
    Authorization: 'YOUR-AUTHORIZATION'
  }
};

fetch('https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb', options)
  .then(response => response.json())
  .then(response => console.log(response))
  .catch(err => console.error(err));
import requests

url = "https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb
headers = {
  'Identity': YOUR-IDENTITY,
  'Authorization': YOUR-AUTHORIZATION,
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'
}

response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, data = None)

print(response.text.encode('utf8'))
var client = new RestClient("https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
request.AddHeader("Identity", "YOUR-IDENTITY");
request.AddHeader("Authorization", "YOUR-AUTHORIZATION");
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();

Request request = new Request.Builder()
  .url("https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb")
  .post(null)
  .addHeader("Identity", "YOUR-IDENTITY")
  .addHeader("Authorization", "YOUR-AUTHORIZATION")
  .build();

Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();

When you initiate a KYB process, the KYB service responds with an initialized message similar to the one shown below.

{
    "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
    "kyb_status": "initialized"
}

The results of the KYB are sent via a webhook.

If a business fails the KYB check and they can't pass a manual check, you can't issue them a card.

For a complete specification and interactive examples, see Running KYB in the Bond API Reference.

KYB webhook events

Possible responses to a KYB request are shown in the following table.

Event enum values

Description

kyb.verification.approved

KYB passed.

kyb.verification.warning

KYB requires manual review. The response contains any business information which could not be verified.

kyb.verification.rejected

KYB failed due to low confidence in identity validation.

kyb.verification.error

KYB failed due to a server error. To retry, send a POST /businesses/{business_id}/verification-kyb.

Possible responses to a KYB check are shown below.

{
    "event": "kyb.verification.approved",
    "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
    "occurred_at": "2021-02-02-00:50:58.484840+00:00"
}
{
    "event": "kyb.verification.rejected",
    "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
    "occurred_at": "2021-02-02-00:50:58.484840+00:00",
    "details" :[
        {
        "code": "rejected_address",
        "reason" : "address verification failed"
        }, 
        {
        "code": "rejected_tin",
        "reason" : "TIN verification failed"
        },
        {
        "code": "rejected_name",
        "reason" : "name verification failed"
        },
        {
        "code": "rejected_watchlist",
        "reason" : "watchlist verification failed."
        }
      ]
    }
{
   "event":"kyb.verification.warning",
   "business_id":"002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
   "occurred_at":"2021-02-02-00:50:58.484840+00:00"
}
{
    "event": "kyb.verification.error",
    "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
    "occurred_at": "2021-02-02-00:50:58.484840+00:00"
}

Retrieving the KYB status

To retrieve the KYB status of a business, use the GET /businesses/{business_id}/verification-kyb operation with no further parameters.

An example of a KYB status retrieval request is shown below.

curl --request GET \
  --url https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb \
  --header 'Authorization: YOUR-AUTHORIZATION' \
  --header 'Identity: YOUR-IDENTITY'
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
request["Identity"] = 'YOUR-IDENTITY'
request["Authorization"] = 'YOUR-AUTHORIZATION'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
const options = {
  method: 'GET',
  headers: {
    Identity: 'YOUR-IDENTITY',
    Authorization: 'YOUR-AUTHORIZATION'
  }
};

fetch('https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb', options)
  .then(response => response.json())
  .then(response => console.log(response))
  .catch(err => console.error(err));
import requests

url = "https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb"

headers = {
  'Identity': YOUR-IDENTITY,
  'Authorization': YOUR-AUTHORIZATION,
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'
}

response = requests.request("GET", url, headers=headers)

print(response.text.encode('utf8'))
import requests

url = "https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb"

headers = {
    "Identity": "YOUR-IDENTITY",
    "Authorization": "YOUR-AUTHORIZATION"
}

response = requests.request("GET", url, headers=headers)

print(response.text)
OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();

Request request = new Request.Builder()
  .url("https://sandbox.bond.tech/api/v0/businesses/002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37/verification-kyb")
  .get()
  .addHeader("Identity", "YOUR-IDENTITY")
  .addHeader("Authorization", "YOUR-AUTHORIZATION")
  .build();

Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
{
   "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
   "kyb_status": "rejected",
   "details" :
   [
    {
      "code": "rejected_address",
      "reason" : "address verification failed"
    }, 
    {
      "code": "rejected_tin",
      "reason" : "TIN verification failed"
    },
    {
      "code": "rejected_name",
      "reason" : "name verification failed"
    },
    {
      "code": "rejected_watchlist",
      "reason" : "watchlist verification failed."
    }
  ]
}
{
   "business_id": "002e0f0e-e39d-4351-876c-afcad30d9c37",
   "kyb_status": "approved",
}

For a complete specification and interactive examples, see Retrieving the KYB status in the Bond API Reference.


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