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Why Choose Veriff as Your IDnow Alternative?

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Why Choose Veriff as Your IDnow Alternative?

Veriff and IDnow both offer online identity verification to businesses who need to get to know their customers, and quickly. But what does each company offer, and how can you make the choice between them? We look into both, and offer our conclusions.

Best Practices: Customer Identity And Access Management

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Best Practices: Customer Identity And Access Management

Get the Forrester guide on best practices in Customer Identity and Access Management 

Veriff partners with Visa

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Veriff partners with Visa

We're proud to announce that we've joined the Visa Fintech Partner Connect program, to help fintechs and traiditional issuers speed up their time to market and address their needs for digital-first strategies.

Veriff’s Global Mission - Next Stop Barcelona

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Veriff’s Global Mission - Next Stop Barcelona

I chatted with our VP of Product, Duncan Steblyna, about how his time with Veriff has been since joining in March, the big challenges we face right now, and why he might not be in Tallinn much longer...read to find out!

How Veriff Helps Protect Financial Services Businesses

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How Veriff Helps Protect Financial Services Businesses

The fintech industry and is ever-fluctuating, but Veriff is a reliable partner in safeguarding your business from fraud.

Growing Veriff with Luke Govier, Head of Talent Acquisition

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Growing Veriff with Luke Govier, Head of Talent Acquisition

We chat with Luke Govier, who recently joined Veriff to help us bring more awesome talent to our team to match our growing ambitions.

What Veriff’s H1 2021 Identity Fraud Report says about the state of Mobility, Crypto, and Fintech

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What Veriff’s H1 2021 Identity Fraud Report says about the state of Mobility, Crypto, and Fintech

Veriff's H1 2021 Fraud Report is live, and we break down our expert's analysis on how fraud rates are changing the crypto, fintech, and mobility spaces.

The UK Online: Safety, scams and security

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The UK Online: Safety, scams and security

We surveyed over 2,000 UK residents to reveal how safe people feel online, what scams they have experienced and what safety precautions they take.

Veriff Identity Fraud Report: H1 2021

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Veriff Identity Fraud Report: H1 2021

Download our brand new Fraud Report covering January to June 2021 and find out what trends have emerged throughout the year so far and which industries Veriff works with have seen the biggest growth in fraud in the first 6 months of the year.

Veriff’s H1 2021 Fraud Report is Now Live

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Veriff’s H1 2021 Fraud Report is Now Live

Our H1 2021 Fraud Report is a compilation of the insights that our specialized fraud team has encountered so far during the first half of this year.

Managing a Startup Fundraising Process in Veriff

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Managing a Startup Fundraising Process in Veriff

Gretlin Prukk, Executive Assistant to our CEO, recently wrote a brilliant article for Executive Support Magazine about raising our Series B fundraising earlier this year. Get a flavour of it here and read the rest in the magazine.

What is Money Laundering?

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What is Money Laundering?

We look into the practice of money laundering - what it is, how it's done, and what are the consequences for money launderers and those who enable them.

Developing a Flutter Plugin for Veriff's Mobile Products

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Developing a Flutter Plugin for Veriff's Mobile Products

We delve into how Veriff created our custom Flutter plugin for our different mobile products which we offer our clients.

What is Employment Verification?

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What is Employment Verification?

If you're on the search for new employees, you're going to read a lot of resumes. But you can never take them at face value, and it's crucial to know a new team member is trustworthy - which is why you need employment verification. Join us and delve into the process of getting to know potential hires.

What is Anti-Money Laundering?

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What is Anti-Money Laundering?

Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, regulations exist to protect consumers all over the globe from fraud and financial crime. But what do the regulations entail, who do they apply to, and what are the crucial things to know? Let's take a look.

Veriff Expands Services to 39 Languages

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Veriff Expands Services to 39 Languages

Identity verification won't work if your customer doesn't know what they need to do. Thankfully, Veriff has you covered, as we now offer verification in 39 languages to make sure we can help people all over the world.

What is synthetic fraud & document tampering? 

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What is synthetic fraud & document tampering? 

With over 9,500 government documents in our database, Veriff can verify documents nearly anywhere in the world. Our AI-powered technology is able to detect whether a government-issued identity document has certain correct features that could detect a counterfeit or altered document. 

How Veriff And Joyride Are Partnering To Combat Mobility Fraud

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How Veriff And Joyride Are Partnering To Combat Mobility Fraud

Veriff are thrilled to be partnering with leading micromobility platform Joyride to provide their customers with seamless onboarding, as well as fight increasing fraud threats making travel more convenient, responsible, and safe.

Know your customers, and now, know where they are with Veriff

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Know your customers, and now, know where they are with Veriff

Veriff is thrilled to now offer proof of address capture as part of our verification process, with the option to ask your customer or client to capture an image of a document proving their address.

Plutus partners with Veriff to Make Crypto Spendable Anywhere

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Plutus partners with Veriff to Make Crypto Spendable Anywhere

Veriff and Plutus have partnered up so they can continue their rapid growth while always knowing their customers, and helping make crypto spendable anywhere.

"It was nice to know that my colleagues had my back in my professional and personal life"

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"It was nice to know that my colleagues had my back in my professional and personal life"

Braian Dias moved from Brazil to Estonia to work for Veriff as a Data Scientist. Learn about where his career started, what attracted him to Veriff, and the challenges he faces in his daily work.

Veriff in 2021: The Story So Far

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Veriff in 2021: The Story So Far

We caught up with our CEO & Founder, Kaarel Kotkas, to chat about what Veriff has achieved in 2021 so far, and what we've got planned for the rest of the year.

What’s New - May 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

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What’s New - May 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

With good news, it's better late than never, and we're excited to share what we were up to back in May - the launch of our complete AML product, a new way to filter your customers, and a few extra documents added to our list.

German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves Veriff for age verification

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German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves Veriff for age verification

Veriff has been approved by the “Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz” (KJM) for age verification - a huge step for our service, specifically in Germany, where Veriff will now be able to help even more companies build trust with their customers.

A Guide to the Types of Authentication Methods

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A Guide to the Types of Authentication Methods

We take a look into different methods of authentication, how they work and why companies need them to maintain excellent security.

Proposed Privacy Changes in the US - California & Virginia Perspective

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Proposed Privacy Changes in the US - California & Virginia Perspective

On November 3, 2020, Californians passed a ballot initiative to enact the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) of 2020, and then on March 2, 2021, Virginia signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). Why is this significant? Find out in our blog.

From Tango to Tech - Andre's Journey to Veriff

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From Tango to Tech - Andre's Journey to Veriff

Andre Haikal is a Technical Owner at Veriff, but he also owns a dance studio in Tallinn and took quite a journey from self-trained Engineer to the Estonian Start-Up world. Enjoy his story!

What is Identity Access Management? (IAM) | Veriff

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What is Identity Access Management? (IAM) | Veriff

We delve in Identity Access Management, how and why it affects modern businesses, and the crucial things you need to know.

Veriff Partners With Monese to Provide Secure Digital Banking for European Consumers

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Veriff Partners With Monese to Provide Secure Digital Banking for European Consumers

We've partnered with the awesome Monese to add an extra layer of safety and security to their mobile money app. Check the full announcement to hear from both companies about the partnership.

The Paypers' Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2021 feat. Veriff

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The Paypers' Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2021 feat. Veriff

Last month, our CPO, Janer Gorohhov contributed to the Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2021 produced by The Paypers. It takes an extensive look into the best practices and the tools used by financial institutions to prevent fraud, and much more. Download it today!

What is Reverification & Why is it important?

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What is Reverification & Why is it important?

We take a look into reverification - what it is, and why it could be crucial for the security of companies and customers alike.

Veriff releases Anti-Money Laundering Product to Offer Complete Compliance

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Veriff releases Anti-Money Laundering Product to Offer Complete Compliance

Today we launch our Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Politically Exposed Person (PEP) and Sanctions Product, providing our clients with a full suite of anti-money laundering checks, and ongoing monitoring of PEP and sanctions lists.

HeyTrade teams up with Veriff for identity verification and KYC compliance

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HeyTrade teams up with Veriff for identity verification and KYC compliance

HeyTrade, the new full-fledged investing platform, is partnering with Veriff, the global identity verification provider ensuring compliance and security.

"Working with the diverse Veriff team is really exciting for me"

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"Working with the diverse Veriff team is really exciting for me"

Mostafa Khalil is a Senior Software Engineer at Veriff, and a member of our growing international team, having moved to Estonia in 2019. We chat with Mostafa about what brought him to engineering, how life is in Estonia, and what he enjoys about Veriff.

What is Authentication? - A Complete Guide

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What is Authentication? - A Complete Guide

We delve into authentication - what it is, the different methods you encounter daily, and why it's crucial to the security of so many online businesses.

Moving to Estonia with a little help from Veriff

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Moving to Estonia with a little help from Veriff

Mahwish Naim is a Senior Account Manager in Veriff, who moved to Estonia for her job with us. She was recently interviewed by Postimees about what it's like to live in Estonia, the local culture, and how life is within Veriff.

How Veriff Shares GPUs - A technical guide

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How Veriff Shares GPUs - A technical guide

Siim Tiilen, a Quality Engineer in our DevOps team, explains practically how Veriff shares GPUs between pods and how it's helped us reduce our overall infrastructure cost.

The Role of Technical Support in Veriff

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The Role of Technical Support in Veriff

Our Technical Support Team Lead, Ott Ristikivi, delves into what the role of 'Technical Support' actually means within Veriff, what big challenges they face daily, and why it's probably not what you expect.

A Practical Guide to Going Data-Driven

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A Practical Guide to Going Data-Driven

Nicholas Vandrey, Veriff's Business Intelligence Team Lead, writes his first blog in a series taking a deep dive into how businesses currently use data, and how to make sure you're doing it right.

A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up - How Did It Work Out?

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A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up - How Did It Work Out?

Back in February, we wrote about Veriff taking part in the Educational Leaders’ Internship Program. As our intern Siret ends her time with us, we revisited her and her mentor, Tiit Paananen, to ask about the success of the mentorship and what they both learned.

Modularbank adds Verification & KYC Capabilities to its Ecosystem with Veriff

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Modularbank adds Verification & KYC Capabilities to its Ecosystem with Veriff

Modularbank welcomes Veriff to their product ecosystem, bringing a 'plug and play' solution for compliance and KYC to the customers of their next-generation core banking platform.

What’s New - March & April 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

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What’s New - March & April 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

We've had a few big updates which have stood alone over the past couple of months, but find out about a couple of the small, but no-less-important updates we made in March and April.

How does the Verification department operate in Veriff? - An interview with Amber de Wolde

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How does the Verification department operate in Veriff? - An interview with Amber de Wolde

We chat with Amber, a Verification Team Lead, all about Veriff's Verification Department - how it operates day-to-day, what challenges they face, and what it takes to join the team!

What is Biometric Authentication and Verification?

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What is Biometric Authentication and Verification?

Take a look into the differences between authentication and verification, and why biometrics are both the present, and the future of accessing your digital life.

Veriff’s Fraud Findings - January to March 2021

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Veriff’s Fraud Findings - January to March 2021

After publishing our successful fraud report at the end of last year, we share the fraud trends we've observed in our three major industries - Crypto, Fintech, and Mobility - in Q1 of 2021.

Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

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Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

We welcomed Dr. Eva-Maria Kangro to Veriff (remotely of course) earlier this year to give us six sessions on how brain hacks can help boost positivity, productivity, and manage anxiety. Here, she expands on the lessons in those sessions and how they could help you.

Veriff is launching Verification Tooling - An interview with Kalev Rundu

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Veriff is launching Verification Tooling - An interview with Kalev Rundu

We spoke with Kalev Rundu, the Product Owner leading the launch of our Verification Tooling, identity verification software created by Veriff for in-house verification teams to make their work easier.

Swiss digital banking alternative, CrescoFin, partners with Veriff to reduce identity fraud online

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Swiss digital banking alternative, CrescoFin, partners with Veriff to reduce identity fraud online

We've added an exciting new partner from the world of fintech, CrescoFin, based in Geneva and providing an exciting banking alternative to their customers throughout Switzerland.

"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

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"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

We chat with Roman Zolotarev, a member of Veriff's Verification Tools team, about what brought him to Veriff, his long career in software engineering, and what advice he'd give to anyone just starting out.

A New Way to Get Verification Decisions - Straight to Your Email!

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A New Way to Get Verification Decisions - Straight to Your Email!

We've made it even easier to find out what decision has been made for your verifications - by sending them straight to your email! Read the blog to learn more.

Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

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Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

We take a look at the services offered by both Veriff and Jumio, to see which identity verification provider measures up best in terms of products, security, pricing and reviews.

The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

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The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

Kaarel Kotkas writes about the journey of Veriff, from the birth of the idea to our recently announced Series B funding of $69 million which will allow us to continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

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Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

It's the announcement of a lifetime - we've raised our Series B funding, with IVP and Accel as our leading investors, to help us continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

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“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

We speak to one of our Technical Support Engineers, Ugur Gecgil, about moving from Turkey to Estonia to join Veriff, his career path, and how he's finding life in a new country.

Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

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Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

Veriff has now officially launched Face Match, our fantastic biometric reverification tool. But what might you need reverification for? Well, here are three examples!

Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

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Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

In a guest blog from Startup Adventures, Ucha Vekua spoke to our Head of Recruitment, Kristiine Kukk about daily life at Veriff, the challenges the business has faced during it's growth and the core values we stand for.

Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

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Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

We take a dive into the verification services offered by both Veriff and Onfido, and compare their services, products, speed, safety, price , and more, to see what potential clients will get from each company.

Joompay keeps money moving effortlessly across Europe

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Joompay keeps money moving effortlessly across Europe

Veriff is happy to be partnering with Joompay to provide digital identity verification services, and excited to see another fintech partner flourish. Their P2P payments help people move money throughout Europe with ease, and Veriff is on hand to help them get verified when they join up.

Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

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Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

We sat down with Henri Rästas, the Lead of Veriff's Extraction Team, and a self-proclaimed 'adrenaline junkie' to talk about his life before Veriff, his time with the company so far, and what he does outside the office.

The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

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The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

The internet has slowly revolutionized the way we all manage our money every day, so we decided to look at 5 of the big players in digital banking in the United Kingdom.

Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

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Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

We take a look at another fictitious forger, and this time it's lesser-known character Charlie Bartlett who features in a movie of the same name - will his forged license make it past Veriff?

Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

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Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

In another exciting appointment for Veriff, we’re thrilled to welcome Duncan Steblyna as our new Vice President of Product. I spoke to him about why he chose Veriff, and what he sees as the first big challenges in our product development.

What’s New - January & February 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

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What’s New - January & February 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

We’re into the third month of 2021, and it’s time to offer a glimpse into what our hard-working teams have been up to in January & February.

How to find the right identity verification service for your business

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How to find the right identity verification service for your business

If you're searching for an online identity verification service there's a lot to consider before signing on the dotted line. We look at the questions you should consider when searching for your perfect identity verification provider.

NALA takes their service to another level with Veriff for identity verification

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NALA takes their service to another level with Veriff for identity verification

Veriff announces its partnership with a Y combinator backed Tanzanian startup NALA Money (NALA). Veriff will be supporting NALA in offering secure access to financial services via reliable and inclusive identity verification.

Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

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Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

In this third and final blog post in our series, we discuss how design works together with research at Veriff.

ChekMarc integrates Veriff identity verification to revolutionize social media

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ChekMarc integrates Veriff identity verification to revolutionize social media

Linking up with innovative new services is something Veriff was built for, and ChekMarc are a perfect example, as they look to bring more security and positivity to social media with a trusted identity verification platform.

Kueski deploys online ID verification to expand financial services

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Kueski deploys online ID verification to expand financial services

Veriff is proud to announce that we're now offering our game-changing identity verification technology to Kueski, expanding financial services to those that need it most.

Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

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Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

We spoke to two members of Veriff's leadership team about what they see coming up in the identity verification industry in the next 12 months, and what challenges Veriff might face in 2021.

Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

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Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

In our series looking at famous examples of fake IDs in pop culture, we take a look at the many passports of Matt Damon's super spy, Jason Bourne.

Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

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Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

We speak to two more teams from Veriff's first hackathon - one who started creating a brand new product called Face Match, and the other who made a game you can play while you wait to be verified!

Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

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Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

Today, we've launched our new plans and pricing for our Starter Plans, from just $49 per month for industry-leading identity verification services.

Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

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Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

Veriff welcomes a brand new CFO, Amish Mody, and talks to him about what brought him to Veriff, his time with Monese, and what he plans to tackle first in his new role.

Veriff Voices: How to find the right identity verification service for your business

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Veriff Voices: How to find the right identity verification service for your business

We're hosting a 'Veriff Voices' webinar on March 4th, looking at how to choose the perfect IDV for your company, and we'd love to see you there!

I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

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I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

Luis Barragan has been a Team Lead at Veriff for a little over two years, seeing the company grow from 30 people to 300. We asked him all about his life before Estonia, his work before Veriff, and his new found love of photography.

A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

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A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

Veriff is taking part in the Educational Leaders’ Internship Program, and is pleased to welcome headteacher Siret Paasmäe to our team as part of the program. We spoke to both her and her mentor, Tiit Paananen, to see how the internship is going so far.

The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

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The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

We speak to Siim and Kateryna, members of the winning team during Veriff's first hackathon which took place in December 2020 all about their winning idea, canary releases, and the benefits it now offers Veriff.

What’s New - December 2020: Veriff’s Identity Verification Flow

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What’s New - December 2020: Veriff’s Identity Verification Flow

Take a look at what changed in Veriff's verification flow in the final month of 2020 - a big month for our SDKs.

Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

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Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

In an article produced by Justin Petrone for e-Estonia, our CPO, Janer Gorohhov discusses Veriff's role in the Estonian security community, before he takes part in a digital discussion around keeping cyberspace secure this Thursday (21st Jan).

Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

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Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

We interview Kalev Rundu, who was the spearhead behind our first-ever hackathon, which took place in December. He tells us about the beginning of the idea, the amazing pitches, the winning team, and what happens next.

What’s New - December 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - December 2020: Veriff Product Update

We’re finally into 2021, but we still need to take a quick moment to look back over what our fantastic product teams got done in December 2020.

The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

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The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

Veriff handles an immense amount of personal data every day, so it's no surprise that we treat the security of that data with incredible care. This is why we have the best possible in-house compliance systems in place.

The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

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The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

We run through seven of the digital banks making waves across the continent, along with asking what you should look for in a digital bank before making the switch (if you haven't already)!

Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

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Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

We take a look at three of the big talking points in data protection for 2021, and offer our take on what's upcoming in the world of GDPR.

The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

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The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

Our Chief Product Officer, Janer Gorohhov, takes a look at our incredible product developments made throughout 2020 and what you might have missed.

Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

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Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

Veriff is partnering with Bolt to verify their users, launching their partnership first in Estonia, France, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal and Ukraine.

Building Trust in Mobility

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Building Trust in Mobility

Congratulations to Bolt on their massive fundraising news! And there’s another reason to celebrate - we're really excited to announce our very own partnership with Bolt!

The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2020

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The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2020

We're proud to present our Identity Fraud Report 2020, free to download right now, no email required.

We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

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We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

Today, Veriff published our Fraud Report 2020, sharing our findings and observations of the world of online identity fraud during a year like no other. Download the report, totally free, today.

I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

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I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

Joonatan Samuel is without doubt one of Veriff's brightest and most exciting young minds. We talk to him about his time in the company so far, the experiences he's gained during his career, and his love of running (even in winter!).

What’s New - November 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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What’s New - November 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

Our product team have been busy upgrading and improving our verification flow, and we're excited to share November's new updates with you.

What’s New - November 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - November 2020: Veriff Product Update

It's time for November's product updates - there's not too many, but they're worth discovering, particularly all our new supported documents!

What’s New - October 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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What’s New - October 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

It’s a little later than hoped, but we’re excited to share our verification flow updates made back in October!

How We Measure The Impact of Design

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How We Measure The Impact of Design

In the second in a series of blogs, we discuss how design is being measured at Veriff, and how it helps us to make certain decisions.

Rebellion redefine banking from Spain

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Rebellion redefine banking from Spain

Rebellion is an exciting Spanish fintech, offering banking services to the digital generation. They've been partnered with Veriff for IDV since 2019, and we asked all about their experiences of our partnership so far.

Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

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Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

Our CEO, Kaarel Kotkas, was interviewed by SafetyDetectives.com, so we took the opportunity to share his interview right here. Enjoy!

Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

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Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

Veriff is excited to announce the arrival of Indrek Heinloo as our new COO. We caught up with him about his career so far, and his immediate plans in Veriff.

What is a Digital Bank?

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What is a Digital Bank?

We take a look into digital banks - the different types, what they can offer to consumers, the advantages they bring and their overall safety

Pocosys chooses Veriff before fintech expansion

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Pocosys chooses Veriff before fintech expansion

Veriff partners up with Pocosys, a Tallinn-based company acquired by Opera in 2020. Pocosys plays a key role in Opera’s upcoming European fintech expansion. Estonian Veriff provides online identity verification for their clients to make the KYC process seamless, secure and simple. 

How Video Helps Fight Fraud

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How Video Helps Fight Fraud

Background video recording is now a part of all of Veriff’s self-service plans - but why is it crucial in fraud prevention, and how can it help you?

Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

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Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

Apple's update to their app privacy practices means updates need to be made if you're using Veriff's SDK. Make sure you get it done before December 8th!

What is NFC?

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What is NFC?

Near-field communication (NFC) is a method of wireless data transfer that enables technology that is in close proximity of each other to communicate. So, how is Veriff putting it to good use?

What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

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What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

It's time to take a deep dive into deepfakes - what are they, who's making them, how to spot them, and why they're a dangerous trend.

The Veriff Mobility Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Mobility Fraud Report - January to June 2020

In our third fraud report, we take a look at the impact of online and identity fraud on the world of mobility in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

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The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

After covering some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and taking a look at the best crypto wallets out there, we now dive into crypto exchanges and how you can use them.

What's New - October 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What's New - October 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s time to shine a light on what our awesome product teams have been up to in the past month - including a major new feature launch and some exciting improvements to Veriff Station.

Veriff launches category extraction - New Feature

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Veriff launches category extraction - New Feature

Veriff launches a new product feature that enables companies to extract category information from a driving licence. During the verification process, Veriff can determine whether the person has a legitimate right to drive a certain category vehicle, in most cases a B-category one.

Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

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Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

Cryptocurrency is now bigger than ever, and there is such a bewildering array of crypto wallets, exchanges and other products and services, that it can be quite daunting to the newcomer. So, let's make things a bit clearer.

Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

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Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

It gets a lot of bad press, and comparisons are often made to Orwellian futuristic nightmares, but is facial recognition really the malevolent force it's made out to be? Or could it have a positive impact on our daily life?

The Veriff Fintech Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Fintech Fraud Report - January to June 2020

In our second fraud report, we take a look at the impact of financial crime and fraud on the world of fintech in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

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Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

Bigger and bigger players are welcoming cryptocurrencies into the fold, integrating them as payment options, so who are the companies to keep an eye out for who'll happily take payment in crypto?

An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

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An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

It's Veriff's Birthday week! So we spoke to our CEO and COO about how they met, their first five years in Veriff, and what they see in their future.

Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

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Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

We take a look at six of the most prominent and promising cryptocurrencies on the market, and assess why they're so popular along with looking at their recent value.

Uphold Will Soon Be 'Part Of Your Daily Life'

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Uphold Will Soon Be 'Part Of Your Daily Life'

We spoke with Chris Adjei-Ampofo, Uphold’s CIO, about the relationship between the two companies, how Uphold tackles the challenges that fraud presents, and how Veriff have performed so far.

A Brief Review of Online Trust

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A Brief Review of Online Trust

We take a look into the nature of trust, the relationship between trustor and trustee that defines trust, and the way this evolves in the online world.

What is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

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What is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

The Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) of an identity document is something that most people take little to no notice of when they hand their passport or other official ID document over for verification. So, what is it for?

Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

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Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

Will cryptocurrency be a cornerstone of our financial future? And if so, isn't it time to start understanding it a little better, and perhaps even placing our trust in it?

August & September 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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August & September 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

Our incredible product team has been hard at work during the summer to improve Veriff, and what we offer to all of our partners within our verification flow - and here are all the updates we've made.

August & September 2020: Veriff Product Update

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August & September 2020: Veriff Product Update

A little later than planned, here’s two months worth of exciting updates from all across Veriff!

The Veriff Crypto Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Crypto Fraud Report - January to June 2020

We looked at the impact of financial crime and fraud on crypto in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

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Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

On an October morning, Veriff founder Kaarel Kotkas was speaking with Veiko Valkiainen about leadership. What does it take to be a great leader and a successful entrepreneur? How do you reach your goals? Tune in to hear Kaarel's thoughts on leadership.

How Design Can Improve Conversion

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How Design Can Improve Conversion

In the first in a series of blogs, we discuss how Veriff approaches design, and how this helps our partners welcome even more honest customers.

A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

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A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

Before we can really appreciate the advantages of cryptocurrency (or crypto for short), we need to understand exactly how it works. Here’s our brief overview of what cryptocurrency is, the main players and how the platform it runs on makes it so secure. 

Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

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Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

Annie Bray Hines is a member of Veriff's revenue team in New York, and we wanted to learn a little more about what brought her to Veriff, what it's like to live in NYC, and what she gets up to outside of Veriff.

goUrban are making their mark on mobility

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goUrban are making their mark on mobility

We check in with goUrban, after two years as partners of Veriff, to see how they’ve been progressing since 2018 and get their view on Veriff so far.

Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

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Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

We discuss the global boom of cryptocurrencies, why they're all the rage, and why they could get a helping hand with robust identity verification.

12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

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12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

After the FATF completed it's year long review of how it's revised standards have been implemented, we look at what the outcome was, and how Veriff may be able to assist VASPs with meeting those standards.

More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

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More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

With the new FinCEN regulations in place, more U.S. Financial Institutions just became subject to stricter AML requirements.

How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

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How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

A free-flowing economy needs money to be readily available. Consumers with access to their money have more choices and more financial freedom. But with millions still unbanked, could Veriff step in to help get the money moving?

Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

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Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

Taivo is a man who first and foremost likes to maintain a balance between physical and mental health. With this balance, he’s able to put focus into starting and completing new and increasingly interesting challenges.

Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

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Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

Apple recently released iOS 14. Veriff wanted to give a short update about how we've been preparing our SDK and website so there won't be any surprises.

Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

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Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

KYC stands for 'Know Your Customer'. Financial institutions are legally obliged to comply with KYC procedures to identify customers, the potential risks they might pose and to gather knowledge of their financial activities.

Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

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Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

Piret brings a wealth of experience in the start-up field, and a passion for company culture and values, so she’s excited to help Veriff keep building on strong foundations.

The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

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The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

ID documents come in numerous shapes, sizes and forms, and at Veriff we can already verify over 8000 of them. So we decided to take a look at some of the most unique documents out there.

7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

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7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

Online crime is growing - fast. We look at what are the growing trends around the world, pushing technology to keep evolving and fighting the good fight.

Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

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Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

Kaarel Kotkas, the founder and CEO of Veriff gave an interview to Baltic Startup Mafia podcast talking about how Veriff was started and where it is heading. Tune in!

You just need to be confident in taking chances

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You just need to be confident in taking chances

After my first attempt at an interview needed to be canceled due to a last minute scheduling issue, I was happy to be able to meetup with (via Zoom) Liisi to discuss her role in Veriff, and how she’s been able to use so many different experiences to further grow as a person and as a professional.

How Simple is Identity Verification?

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How Simple is Identity Verification?

How easy is the process of figuring out if someone is being honest about who they are? Easier with Veriff on your side.

What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

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What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

Which passport can take you around the world with ease? And which could be seen as a true fashion accessory? We look at the documents we hold so dear when it comes to international travel.

What is Real ID and why is it important? 

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What is Real ID and why is it important? 

Real ID standards will soon come to dictate whether US citizens can travel freely within their own country. As some states lag behind in issuing compliant IDs to all of their inhabitants, how could Veriff help them?

What’s New - July 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - July 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s time for more exciting product updates - here’s what’s been going on at Veriff in July.

Everything you do should come straight from the heart

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Everything you do should come straight from the heart

On an uncharacteristically chilly/rainy day in July, I had the chance to interview (via Zoom) Ilia Aphtsiauri, one of the founding engineers in Veriff.

The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

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The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

GDPR can be considered as the strongest set of rules for personal data protection. Following various rules and regulations can sometimes be considered quite a task for even the biggest companies.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

Customers are now more adept with technology, want greater transparency and won't compromise on speed - so verification should always be a breeze.

5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

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5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

Identity verification is a constantly evolving technology, adapting to the needs of different markets around the world. Here we look at the 5 big trends changing the industry this year.

TransferGo partners up with Veriff

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TransferGo partners up with Veriff

TransferGo, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, today announces a partnership with identity verification providers, including Veriff.

Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

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Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

Superangel hosted a Flash Webinar with Taivo Pungas, Veriff's Automation Lead, on building AI teams, products, and startups.

Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

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Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

In this article, we’ll cover the ins-and-outs of Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance and how to comply with KYC requirements in your organization. As a bonus, you’ll become an expert at identifying some of the endless KYC-related acronyms, like CDD, CTF, CIP, PEP, and PII.

Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

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Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

Kaarel Kotkas, Veriff’s CEO & Founder, talks about how 2020 has been for Veriff so far, and what the company has planned for the next 6 months

Why does my identity need to be verified?

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Why does my identity need to be verified?

We look at why identity verification is now a necessity for so many businesses and how it protects companies and consumers alike.

What’s New - June 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - June 2020: Veriff Product Update

The summer months are in full swing, and we’re here to offer a look at what we’ve been up to in June.

Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

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Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

Veriff closed a financing round of 15.5 M USD to ramp up global growth and sales to enterprise customers prior to a larger B-series financing round planned in the future. Money was raised from both new and existing investors.

A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

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A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

Data security is paramount to Veriff, and most online companies in the modern age. This is why we want to tell you about our responsible disclosure program - and how you can help us stay secure all day, every day.

Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

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Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

The first in a blog series looking at how successful fake IDs seen in movies and TV would be when they come up against Veriff.

No Challenge Too Difficult

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No Challenge Too Difficult

Kateryna Porshnieva, sitting in her house and surrounded by greenery, took some time to discuss how and why she joined Veriff as the Engineering Team Lead and about her life in Ukraine before moving to Estonia. 

Veriff launches product accessibility features

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Veriff launches product accessibility features

AI-driven online identity verification company Veriff launches a new product accessibility feature that enables remote access to digital products and services.

20 Years of Technological Innovation

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20 Years of Technological Innovation

We take a lighthearted look back over 20 years of digital innovation and how our world has changed since the year 2000. And more importantly, why identity verification is now absolutely crucial.

What’s New - May 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - May 2020: Veriff Product Update

Wondering what Veriff have been up to in May 2020? Here’s your chance to find out!

Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

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Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

Mixing Work and Fun Together is Tiit Paananen’s, Veriff VP Engineering, Recipe for a Balanced Life. Technology and internet trust levels are driving factors in his life, yet they are far from the only thing that interest him, as you'll see.

Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

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Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

COVID-19 has had and continues to have a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives. Face to face interaction has been limited to a minimum; people have had to stay at home and work remotely, and many businesses have been closed down due to either government orders or lack of customers.

Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

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Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

In 2010 2.5 billion people around the world lacked access to financial services (McKinsey, 2010). Since then this number has decreased to 1.7 billion in 2017. A critical component to inciting widespread financial inclusion is the ability to verify identities online while minimizing fraud.

Can a password ever be perfect?

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Can a password ever be perfect?

With so much of life conducted online, having excellent passwords is absolutely essential. Nearly every time you sign up for a website, you have to create a password. Here's some advice on how to do it well.

What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

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What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

It’s about as straightforward a title as you’ll ever see, but we thought it was about time to address one of the big questions about identity verification (IDV) - what is it, and why the world needs it. And more importantly, why it needs Veriff!

February to April 2020: Veriff Product Update

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February to April 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s a bumper edition of our product update this time, covering the last 3 months. Here’s what our intrepid Veriffians have been doing during these challenging times.

Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

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Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

Last month, we announced the launch of our newest product - Assisted Image Capture. Today, we want to explain what on earth it is, and how it could supercharge your verification conversions.