Author: Tony Machin

Latest whitepaper by the Association of Document Validation Professionals (ADVP)

Tony Machin

February 16, 2021

The ADVP is a trade body, founded in 2018, representing UK-based companies involved in the electronic validation of identity documents. This blog offers a brief insight into the latest ADVP white paper and highlights the importance of intelligence sharing, as mentioned in the paper.

A guide to identity verification

Tony Machin

December 23, 2020

Identity verification is a process which helps to ensure that an individual is who they say they are. Organisations of all sizes verify the identity of their customers, employees, and users to protect themselves from fraud, create trust and comply with local legislative requirements.

Industry-leading identity verification now available for KYC checks

Tony Machin

November 30, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new KYC check service! We’ve added PEPs & Sanctions and address verification checks to our identity verification services to provide an all-in-one service to support your AML compliance.

Putting identity document checks at the heart of your KYC checks

Tony Machin

November 10, 2020

A KYC check is a mandatory process for regulated business to identify their customers and gather knowledge of their background as part of Anti-Money Laundering compliance. Effective KYC checks rely on proving that customers are who they say they are. The most important first step in this process is the verification of a government issued identity document.

3 reasons to review your compliance processes

Tony Machin

October 15, 2020

In our new working environment, updating your internal compliance processes around identity checks for customers, staff or tenants may not feel like a high priority.  But many experts are talking about a new world of fraud and dishonesty, fuelled by the crisis. Find out more in this blog.

Remote identity checks – a new normal for HR teams

Tony Machin

September 3, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we all saw an overnight switch from face-to-face to online. For some organisations, this presented a huge challenge around recruitment and compliance checks and left them facing a seismic shift in their processes. Verifying identity remotely became a new and unique challenge for many recruiters.

Remote Right to Study checks – could ‘remote checks’ be the new normal?

Tony Machin

August 6, 2020

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we all saw an overnight switch from face-to-face to online. For the 2020 intake, verifying identity remotely became a new and unique challenge for many colleges and universities who quickly needed to find a way to confirm that the students they are enrolling are actually who they claim to be.

5 reasons why identity document checks are an essential part of the pre-employment process

Tony Machin

May 4, 2020

If you work in HR or are responsible for recruiting staff, you will know that complying with Right to Work legislation remains essential and legislation isn’t getting any simpler. Combined with continued enforcement, this puts more pressure on UK employers to get Right to Work checks for potential employees right.

The TrustID Document Helpdesk: a look behind the scenes

Tony Machin

April 20, 2020

One of the things which we’re particularly proud of at TrustID is our Document Helpdesk Team. They are experts in identity document validation and legislation and offer a unique and valuable service to our customers. Read on to find out more about this expert team and how they work.

Making remote identity checks in today’s world

Tony Machin

March 23, 2020

We’re all being advised to work from home where possible. This clearly makes receiving and checking physical documents in the presence of applicants a bit of challenge and lots of our customers are asking about checking identity documents remotely. Find out more about the changes in this blog.

What being ISO27001 certified means

Our IS27001 accredited certification lets you know that we follow information security best practice, helping to eliminate or minimise the risk of a security breach, keep information secure and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.

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