Category: Document validation

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) […]

Online KYC checks help estate agents battle rising fraud in challenging times

Tony Machin

May 3, 2021

If you’re an estate agent supervised by HMRC for anti-money laundering purposes, you will need to meet the approval requirements and perform robust Know Your Customer checks (KYC) as part of your Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But the steady rise in property fraud over recent years, combined with a noticeable spike in cases during the […]

Right to Work checks in an ever-changing world.

Tony Machin

March 10, 2021

For most ‘office-based’ employers, the last year has brought many unique challenges and has meant rapidly adapting to a new world of compliance with remote working and legislative uncertainty. But, as has been said, ‘adversity breeds creativity’. New and innovative technology, designed to overcome the problems of remote recruitment, can bring advantages to employers and help smooth uncertainty over post-Brexit employment checks.

What is KYC and why are online KYC checks good for small businesses

Tony Machin

March 8, 2021

With identity and financial fraud risks growing in an increasingly online, remote world, no business is safe from financial fraud. A recent poll from major accountancy firm BDO found that six in ten mid-sized businesses in the UK were hit by fraud in 2020, with an average loss totalling £245,000.

Fake identity document statistics – how the landscape changed in 2020

Tony Machin

February 16, 2021

As you may know, at TrustID we are constantly monitoring data gathered across our customer base, to help guard against the ever-present risk of identity fraud and spot any relevant trends. In this blog, we analyse the data we collected in 2020.

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.

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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