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Tony Machin

CEO

Tony has led TrustID through a transformation program of significant upgrades in technology and services, delivering year on year growth. With previous experience in corporate finance and as CEO of a leading UK financial services organisation, he brings strong leadership and excellent knowledge of compliance and regulatory matters. In 2018 Tony joined a group of like-minded identity validation experts and founded the Association of Document Validation Professionals (ADVP). He was chair of the organisation from its creation until the end of 2020.

Industry-leading identity verification now available for KYC checks

Illustration showing a man and a woman on their phones next to an identity document scanner

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new KYC check service! Following an increasing number of requests, we’ve added PEPs & Sanctions and address verification checks to our identity verification services to provide an all-in-one service to support your AML compliance. Here’s a quick summary of our new KYC service:

What is included?

Identity document verification

The first step in our basic KYC check service is the validation of a government-issued identity document. We believe that this is the most critical step in any KYC check process – find out more about why here.

With our online validation services, you can capture an image of your customers’ identity document from anywhere or even ask your customers to capture an image themselves.

Basing your KYC checks on these secure documents is the strongest foundation for your AML compliance and gives you confidence that the customers you are dealing with are who they say they are.

PEPs and Sanctions and Address Verification

Alongside our industry-leading ID check, we now offer the option to add additional services to support your risk-based KYC checks. These include:

  • a check to find out whether any client is matched with a PEP or Sanctions list
  • an address match with your customers’ claimed name and address matched against at least two external data sources

Biometrics check

Depending on your fraud risk, you may ask your customer to capture a selfie as part of their remote ID check. Our biometric check ensures that the selfie is of a live person and that it matches the image of the person in their identity document.

Who is it for?

Our straightforward KYC check is suitable for regulated businesses of all sizes. We have already seen lots of interest from organisations looking for a reliable solution with a low-cost of entry, including accountants, lawyers, solicitors and estate agents.

As our service is offered on a credit-based system with a low minimum order, we offer a great option for those businesses who need to scale their volume of checks up and down as their needs change or grow.

In summary, our latest service can play a valuable role in your risk-based approach to AML compliance, providing a robust but easy to use KYC and counter-fraud check:

  • Proof of photo ID which has been verified
  • Biometrics check – selfie is live and is the same person in the ID document
  • Name checked against PEP and sanction lists
  • Claimed name and address matched against at least two external data sources

To find out more about our how our new combined identity and KYC checking services could help your business, please click here or get in touch.

Want to find out more?

If you’d like to discuss how remote identity checks could support
your AML compliance, please get in touch.
We’d be happy to arrange an online demo.


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