Category: News

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 ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

David Park

October 20, 2017

According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade.  As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?

A case of identity fraud in the insurance sector

Guest Editor

June 6, 2017

Fraud is such a pervasive crime with each industry susceptible to different types of fraud schemes and few more so than Insurance companies, particularly due to the advent of online policies. In this guest blog, Jill Battley CFE, a Director of TrustID with extensive investigative fraud experience, shares a summary of a genuine fraud case in the insurance sector, exploring the background, the risks, the result and what steps could be taken to prevent it.

Document expertise – from Border Force to TrustID: an interview with Christie Lewis

Sarah Croft

February 4, 2017

In this blog, I interview Christie Lewis, who joined the TrustID client services team from UK Border Force, bringing extensive document expertise and experience with her. Christie talks about life checking documents at the border, explores the topic of fake identity documents and explains more about her role in the TrustID team!

Finding fake identity documents in the NHS

Tony Machin

January 25, 2016

We have had a couple of noteworthy document referrals here at TrustID and, as it happens, they both came from NHS Trusts. For me, they really showcase how effective identity document verification can be in different scenarios facing the NHS and I thought they would be interesting to share.

What being ISO27001 certified means

Our ISO 27001 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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