KYC (Know Your Customer or Know Your Client) is a financial, banking term used to refer to the process of background check by companies with the aim to identify potential risks of engaging or entering committing, contractual agreement with companies or private individuals as a means of compliance with existing legal regulations of STO and ETO in the US and EU and law provisions, and of reducing risks of suffering reputational costs from involving in illegal money-laundering schemes. The Maltese legal regulations are considered to be as one of the most prominent and STO/ETO-friendly regulations in EU.