Category: Online checks

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.

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.

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.

Managing AML compliance in uncertain times

Tony Machin

July 1, 2021

I recently wrote an article which appeared in ‘The Accountant online’ looking how accountants can conveniently comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements in a fast-moving business environment. Read on for a summary of the article.

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) […]

Keeping up with the big players – how IFAs can manage KYC compliance with limited resources

Tony Machin

June 8, 2021

As an Independent Financial Advisor, you’re legally required to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) checks as part of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But, even without the legal imperative, there are compelling reasons to follow due diligence. Properly conducted KYC checks can not only guard against money laundering, but also prevent corruption and fraud. All these […]

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.

What does 2021 hold?

Sarah Croft

January 20, 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 has presented exceptional challenges. So, in this blog, I speak to our CEO and some of our customers about adapting to the ‘new normal’ of 2020 and what working life is likely to look like in 2021.

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