The Binance exchange has introduced a new identification and verification process to enable protect users and prevent fraud in Nigeria.
The new Know Your Customer (KYC) framework now enables higher withdrawal amounts with an adjusted withdrawal fee from 0.02% to a flat fee of NGN 300.
In a statement announcing the KYC framework, Binance said:
“Binance is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering, and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CFT) compliance to prevent abuse of its products and services for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes.
To achieve this, Binance has implemented sophisticated compliance and monitoring systems for its fiat gateways, which include daily monitoring tools such as on-chain monitoring for cryptocurrency transactions.
Identification and verification of all its users allow Binance to protect its users and prevent fraud, on top of meeting its AML/CFT obligations.”
The new 3 account verification levels include:
- Full Name (first, middle and last)
- Date of birth
- Residential Address
- Level 1: Basic Information and ID Verification
By passing level 1 KYC verification, you can access to:
Information required to move to Level 1 includes:
- Users must also submit a copy of a Government-issued identity document as well as a selfie of yourself.
Accepted Government-issued identity documents:
- Driver’s License
- International Passport
- Identification Card
- Level 2: Address AuthenticationLevel 2 Account verification provides you access to:
If you are a level 1 verified user and want to be a Level 2 verified user, you will need to provide proof of your address document. Here’s a list of documents you can submit as proof of your address:
- Bank statement
- Utility bill (electricity, water, waste disposal, internet etc.)
For the above documents, please note that your address must be shown in full and that the name on the document must be similar to what was in the Government-issued identity document you submitted for Level 1. Also, the document must not be older than 3 months and the document issuer must be visible.
- Level 3: Source of Wealth Declaration Form ReviewLevel 3 Source of Wealth Declaration Form review provides you access to:
If you are a level 2 verified user and want to upgrade your account to Level 3, you will need to fill the Source of Wealth Declaration Form. This refers to the origin of how you obtained your entire body of wealth.
NB: If you are a Level 3 user who would like a limit higher than the default amount, you are requested to kindly contact Binance Customer Support team.
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