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TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

Sarah Croft

April 10, 2019

 Lots of businesses talk about compliance but at ADVANCE, a leading provider of employment, contractor and freelancer solutions, compliance is the core of everything they do, including during the on-boarding of over 40,000 contractors and freelancers. 

Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018

Tony Machin

March 11, 2019

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that at TrustID, we’re really keen on gathering and analysing data around document checks, including trends across different industries and fraudulent document types. With another year of data captured, in this blog, we summarise our annual findings for 2018 and compare them with trends from 2017.

Making Right to Work checks: what happens when they go wrong?

Tony Machin

November 19, 2018

As you probably know, if you’re employing staff in the UK, you must confirm their immigration status before they start work. This means checking their passport, visa, and/or another immigration document to confirm they have the Right to Work in the UK. So, what they thought were the biggest risks of getting checks wrong.

Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks

David Park

September 13, 2018

If you employ people in the UK, you are probably aware of the legal requirement to check that all potential and existing employees, regardless of their nationality, are eligible to work through Right to Work checks. In this blog, we look at 7 challenges that Right to Work checks bring to a business and how technology can help overcome them.

Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on UK recruits?

Tony Machin

June 21, 2018

As you probably know, every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if your recruits claim to be British or EU nations, do you really need to make Right to Work checks?

Why introduce electronic identity document checks if you don’t have to?

David Park

June 6, 2018

We work with two main types of business: those that have to introduce some form of identity validation technology – due to enforced compliance requirements – and those who choose to introduce it – perhaps because they are worried about making checks in the face of high staff turnover or fall into a ‘high-risk’ sector. you can benefit from electronic identity scanning, not just to drive compliance and find fraudulent documents, but in ways that you may not expect…

Home Office Guidance on Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT)

Tony Machin

May 17, 2018

In March 2018, the Home Office published guidance for employers on ‘Identity Document Validation Technology’ (IDVT).  At TrustID, we’re proud to have been part of the consultation period which helped to shape this guidance, alongside scanner manufacturers, other leading IDVT suppliers and representatives from the Police and UK Immigration team.

Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity checks.

Sarah Croft

April 25, 2018

We caught up with the team at Anderselite recently who have introduced TrustID Cloud to all their recruitment consultants to allow them to check identity documents from anywhere. Recruitment business, Anderselite, was established in 1984. They specialises in supplying staff to the construction, civil engineering, rail and IT sectors. Operating from six regional offices across the UK, they support 500 clients and deal with over a thousand contractors every week.

Smarter identity checks to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements

Tony Machin

March 12, 2018

As you probably know, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations state that your first step should be to perform an appropriate level of identity check to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements.  This most often starts by the person being asked to produce some form of official documentation to prove their identity.

Making identity checks according to likely risk

David Park

February 6, 2018

Our expert team here is often asked lots of questions about the details of false identity documents, around how they are manufactured and distributed and what happens when they spot one. So, in this blog, we’re going to talk about the quality of false documents that our client helpdesk encounters and how our ID checking systems can help according to the likely level of risk.