Category: Document validation

Digital identity checks: helping Right to Work compliance in construction

Tony Machin

January 6, 2022

In this blog, we discuss how construction firms can help their subcontractors detect illegal workers and protect their reputations.

Government announces plans to roll out digital identity checks through IDVT

Tony Machin

December 28, 2021

A joint announcement by the Home Office and Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) has confirmed plans to allow employers and landlords to use certified Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers to carry out digital identity checks on their behalf from April 2022.

Good Practice Guide 45 (GPG 45) and its role in supporting digital identity check standards

Tony Machin

December 14, 2021

In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing shift from manual to digital ID checks, accelerated by an increasingly remote working world – think remote identity checking for Right to Work and DBS, for example. However, without a standard in digital ID, it’s been down to individual firms to determine whether the tools and methods they choose are sufficient to protect their business, customers and users from fraud.

Why remote identity verification helps more than just compliance

Tony Machin

November 10, 2021

The past two years have taught us that it is possible for many of us to work efficiently with reduced personal contact. Identity checking – a vital component of Right to Work (RtW) and Anti-money-laundering (AML) compliance – is one of many tasks we have learned to perform remotely.

What’s it worth? Exploring the real value of Know Your Customer checks

Tony Machin

October 27, 2021

KYC checks help businesses to distinguish between favourable and unfavourable clients. They are a legal requirement for organisations covered by Anti Money Laundering (AML) legislation but can also provide additional safety and assurance for any company working with new clients.

How improving KYC processes can help you to gain more business

Tony Machin

September 21, 2021

Regardless of your industry, you shouldn’t see KYC checks as a luxury. Money laundering alone costs the UK more than £100 billion every year, and affects all kinds of companies of all sizes.

5 things to look for when checking an identity document

Christie Lewis

July 19, 2021

Whatever industry you are in, you may well have been presented with an identity document at one point or another; be it for a Right to Work (RTW) check or a Know Your Customer (KYC) check. But how easy is it to spot a fraudulent identity document?

Five tips for post-Brexit pre-employment checks

Christie Lewis

July 16, 2021

The requirement for employers to complete pre-employment right to work checks on all employees in the UK remains. Carrying out checks in line with Home Office requirements gives the employer a statutory excuse to a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.

But how has our departure affected Right to Work (RtW) checks in the UK? Read on for our top tips on things that you need to watch out for since 1st July.

Right to Work checks – What they mean and how automation can help

Christie Lewis

July 1, 2021

Making  robust, consistent identity document checks is a fundamental and critical first step in any Right to Work process – to ensure the person you’re hiring is who they say they are and that they have the correct evidence of their Right to Work in the UK.

Digital KYC checks combined with human expertise – the best way to protect your business

Tony Machin

June 14, 2021

What is a digital Know Your Customer (KYC) check and is it important? We are living in a digital age. Smart phones, smart speakers and connected devices are everywhere, and connected to all aspects of our lives. So, if you are working in a profession that requires you to comply with UK anti-money laundering (AML) […]

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