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A new expression for Veriff: the story behind our enhanced brand identity  

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A new expression for Veriff: the story behind our enhanced brand identity  

We are thrilled to unveil Veriff’s new brand identity, reflecting our next stage of growth and our mission to bring real safety, protection and transparency to the internet. Here’s more on why we did it.

Enablers Act expands anti-money laundering requirements

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Enablers Act expands anti-money laundering requirements

At present, financial institutions such as banks are required to investigate their clients and their sources of wealth or funds. But, until now, many other financial gatekeepers have been exempted from so-called ‘due diligence rules’.

EU lawmakers say NFT platforms should be subjected to money laundering regulations

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EU lawmakers say NFT platforms should be subjected to money laundering regulations

If new legislation passes, it will mean that all NFT marketplaces will have to assess the risk of illicit finance flowing through their systems and carry out identity checks on new customers and suspicious transactions.

Crypto KYC and blockchain

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Crypto KYC and blockchain

Crypto KYC is the first step in the anti-money laundering (AML) due diligence process. When a financial institution such as a crypto exchange onboards a new customer, they must use KYC processes in order to identify and verify the customer’s identity.

KYC onboarding

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KYC onboarding

The KYC onboarding process is the customer due diligence (CDD) process that regulated entities such as banks are required to undertake before they onboard a new customer. The ultimate goal of the KYC onboarding process is to fight fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.

KYC in gaming

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KYC in gaming

As well as providing benefits for businesses, KYC in gaming also provides benefits for customers, too. Much like how a reputable company must provide its users with fair games and a secure gaming environment, these companies must also show their users that their personal information is being handled appropriately and then safeguarded.

Gartner market guide for identity proofing and corroboration

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Gartner market guide for identity proofing and corroboration

A new report from Gartner explores the current state of the identity proofing market. Gartner recommends that organizations try to balance the often competing demands of trust, compliance, and UX by assessing the full range of identity proofing and affirmation capabilities.

Customer due diligence for banks

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Customer due diligence for banks

When a customer opens an account with a financial institution, customer due diligence checks usually take place. During this process, the customer’s identity is verified and the risks associated with allowing that customer to open an account are assessed. Read on to discover why the process matters to banks today.

EU reaches provisional agreement on transparency of crypto asset transfers

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EU reaches provisional agreement on transparency of crypto asset transfers

By introducing the so-called ‘travel rule’, the EU aims to ensure financial transparency on exchanges involving crypto assets. The rule will also provide the EU with a framework that will comply with recommendations 15 and 16 of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog.

Money laundering watchdog pushes for rules on crypto information sharing

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Money laundering watchdog pushes for rules on crypto information sharing

A survey commissioned by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has revealed that only 30% of jurisdictions have passed rules to help prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. 

What is KYC in crypto?

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What is KYC in crypto?

KYC is a requirement you’ll encounter on almost all centralized crypto exchanges. That said, it is still possible for customers to purchase crypto without going through a crypto KYC process. However, these methods are far more complicated and much riskier. Read on to find out more.

Anti-money laundering customer due diligence

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Anti-money laundering customer due diligence

Customer due diligence is a foundation of know your customer (KYC) processes and AML strategies. CDD requires companies to understand who their customers are, their financial behavior, and what kind of money laundering or terrorism financing risk they present.

How to verify user identity

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How to verify user identity

By verifying the identity of customers before they can make a transaction or access a service, businesses can prevent identity fraud, help customers keep their information safe, and meet global compliance.

Studies show that banks caught laundering cash will lose customers

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Studies show that banks caught laundering cash will lose customers

With such a notoriously competitive environment, customers are now acutely aware of the benefits switching can provide and how many alternate lenders are available. As a result, they’re placing heightened importance on ethical behavior in the sector.

Think tank calls for changes to international crypto regulation

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Think tank calls for changes to international crypto regulation

New research drafted by the Basel Institute of Governance and The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, has suggested that action against illicit crypto markets must be more coordinated.

What are age verification systems?

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What are age verification systems?

By verifying the age of your customers before they access your site, you can build trust and prevent identity theft and synthetic fraud. Furthermore, age verification systems can also help you protect the younger generation from any adverse effects that may be caused by them accessing age-restricted goods and services.

What is biometric data?

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What is biometric data?

Biometrics are at the cutting edge of technology. Not only does biometric data add great convenience for customers who no longer need to remember complex passwords, but this data also provides greater levels of security.

Veriff vs Persona

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Veriff vs Persona

Identity verification offers a range of benefits to businesses and honest customers in the digital world. To learn more about the sector's providers, read this deep-dive comparing Veriff and Persona, including key features, costs, and client feedback.

Patient identity proofing

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Patient identity proofing

From ordering prescriptions to booking appointments, access to medical services online has grown massively - and so has the need to verify patients. Discover how patient identity proofing is helping the healthcare sector address risks such as incorrect records, delayed payments, and medical fraud.

How to check identity online

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How to check identity online

From onboarding more honest users to achieving global compliance, checking identity online brings a variety of benefits to businesses. Read on to discover how to optimize identity checks, the processes that make up identity checks, and the impact that technology has made on identity checks.

Veriff now supports Arabic documents

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Veriff now supports Arabic documents

Veriff now supports Arabic identity documents for identity verification that use the Arabic alphabet.

Digital transformation in banking

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Digital transformation in banking

In an increasingly virtual world, long-running sectors like banking are looking to embrace innovation, benefiting both businesses and customers. However, risks can come about in choosing the right technology, implementation, and guaranteeing efficiencies. Read on to discover common pitfalls and tips for success.

What is a digital identity?

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What is a digital identity?

Digital identity works as a technological link between the real you and your digital equivalent. This means your online identity can be used to perform daily tasks, such as accessing your bank account or booking appointments. Used correctly, a trusted digital identity can also improve security and streamline identity and authentication processes.

Market entry and compliance: What gaming businesses need to know

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Market entry and compliance: What gaming businesses need to know

As gaming expands across the globe, businesses of every size need to establish their brand, build credibility, and ensure full compliance to succeed. Peter Murray, Veriff's Head Of Gaming, delves into the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in a time of growth.

From academia to the startup world

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From academia to the startup world

Meet our Data Scientist – Paco Romero Ferrero. After having multiple years of experience in the academic world as a PhD researcher, he joined our team in March 2022 to face new challenges and grow as a professional.

What are the penalties for money laundering?

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What are the penalties for money laundering?

Money laundering encompasses a range of criminal acts, with each carrying different legal penalties based on the degree of severity. What constitutes money laundering today? How are investigations carried out? Plus, what do businesses need to do to achieve legal compliance? Read this blog to find out more.

How to prevent money laundering in banks

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How to prevent money laundering in banks

Money laundering is a prevalent risk for banks, with potential consequences including substantial legal penalties and reputational harm. Discover how banks can stay ahead of bad actors, achieve compliance, and reap the benefits of technological innovation.

Veriff Expands its Services to 45 languages

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Veriff Expands its Services to 45 languages

Veriff adds five new languages to its platform to meet growing global customer demand.

Fighting the scariest things online in the US

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Fighting the scariest things online in the US

We surveyed 1,000 US adults and analysed crime data to reveal which online crimes are most common. Here's an overview of the scariest things online in the US.

Fighting the scariest things online in the UK

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Fighting the scariest things online in the UK

Here's an overview of frauds and cyber crimes that are being reported the most frequently in the UK.

What are verification procedures?

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What are verification procedures?

Verification procedures have a number of purposes, from preventing fraud and money laundering to validating a customer's identity. As verification procedures become more sophisticated and commonplace, this blog details why, when and where they take place today.

Identity fraud prevention

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Identity fraud prevention

Identity fraud is a major risk for online users, with the possibility of financial, reputational and legal consequences. This blog delves into what businesses are doing to ensure online safety, key steps for staying out of harm's way, and the types of identity fraud that exist today.

What are anti-money laundering regulations (AML)?

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What are anti-money laundering regulations (AML)?

AML regulations make it much harder for criminals to hide profits they've generated from criminal activities. Discover how the legislation has been amended, the rules that businesses need to follow, and the types of businesses that the regulations cover.

Anti-money laundering software (AML)

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Anti-money laundering software (AML)

Anti-money laundering software is a versatile tool; some companies use it for data management purposes, others use it to monitor and flag suspicious financial activities. Read on to learn how it helps companies meet global compliance and key features of AML software.

Online identity verification methods

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Online identity verification methods

Online identity verification is an essential practice for navigating the digital world, from engaging in commerce to accessing age-gated material. Discover more about the different types of online identity verification and the technology that drives it.

What is AML compliance?

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What is AML compliance?

We're taking a deep dive into AML compliance, including the pillars of effective AML compliance programs, how your business can become compliant, and what happens if you fail compliance checks.

What is structuring in money laundering?

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What is structuring in money laundering?

Financial institutions are at risk of fraudsters looking to evade anti-money laundering legislation through the use of complex schemes, including the practice of structuring. Find out what structuring involves, the potential penalties, and how technology is a key tool to stop bad actors.

The benefits of biometric authentication

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The benefits of biometric authentication

Biometric authentication takes many forms, including voice biometrics, behavioral biometrics, and facial recognition technology. The broad and thorough process creates significant security advantages for businesses and customers.

How to detect money laundering

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How to detect money laundering

Money laundering poses a major risk in today's economy. Discover the different types of money laundering, warning signs of the practice, and how regulatory compliance addresses money laundering.

Council of Europe calls on member countries to crack down on digital asset money laundering

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Council of Europe calls on member countries to crack down on digital asset money laundering

Formed in the wake of World War II, the Council of Europe is an organization that’s committed to upholding human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. The organization has specialized committees that deal with specific issues under its mandate. This includes MONEYVAL, which focuses on anti-money laundering and curbing the financing of terrorism.

Veriff's Solutions Now Available to Twisto’s Buy Now, Pay Later Clients 

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Veriff's Solutions Now Available to Twisto’s Buy Now, Pay Later Clients 

Advanced identity verification technology and know your customer offerings provide seamless verification process for Twisto customers and ensure compliance

Veriff Hosts Hackathon To Enable Company-Wide Teams To Innovate

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Veriff Hosts Hackathon To Enable Company-Wide Teams To Innovate

We did it again! Our second hackathon was full of fresh ideas, motivated participants, and positive outcomes. To give you a better overview and insight, we interviewed the organizer Kalev Rundu, Senior Product Manager at Veriff, and two Veriffians that took part. 

Veriff and Trustpilot Partner to Enhance Online Trust for Global Review Platform

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Veriff and Trustpilot Partner to Enhance Online Trust for Global Review Platform

Trustpilot has partnered with Veriff to seamlessly verify online consumer reviewer profiles. Trustpilot has already verified more than 50,000 consumers on its platform within the first months of its collaboration with Veriff.

Will money laundering become easier in the metaverse?

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Will money laundering become easier in the metaverse?

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook’s rebrand to Meta in October 2021, much of the talk in digital circles has centered on how web3.0 and the metaverse could shape the future of the internet. 

Veriff Releases Enhanced Biometric Authentication Solution 

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Veriff Releases Enhanced Biometric Authentication Solution 

Veriff's enhanced Biometric Authentication offering confirms that a returning user is who they claim to be by using biometric analysis to identify and mitigate fraudulent activities such as account takeover and identity theft, eliminating user friction in the process. The solution is 100% powered by automation and can authenticate any user’s identity in one second using just a selfie.

Meet Sacha Vasilkioti, Veriff’s FinTech Product Manager

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Meet Sacha Vasilkioti, Veriff’s FinTech Product Manager

Sacha Vasilkioti is a FinTech Product Manager at Veriff. She joined the company back in April 2019 as a Verification Team Lead, where she managed a team and scaled up the operational process.

Meet Jason Butler: Our Senior Recruiter Growing Veriff In The U.S.

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Meet Jason Butler: Our Senior Recruiter Growing Veriff In The U.S.

Veriff recently reached 500 employees globally and is expanding even more. To help our growing company, we are extremely proud and excited to have Jason Butler join our Talent Acquisition team in the U.S. 

Veriff obtains ISO 27001 certification

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Veriff obtains ISO 27001 certification

Veriff has been awarded certification against the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard

Caroline Mogford joins Veriff as Chief Marketing Officer

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Caroline Mogford joins Veriff as Chief Marketing Officer

Former marketing leader at Qualtrics joins Veriff’s executive team as CMO to expand strategic marketing initiatives across the globe.

What is AML transaction monitoring?

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What is AML transaction monitoring?

The actual process of monitoring transactions depends on the services your business provides. However, generally speaking, in order to monitor financial transactions, a company will create a rules-based system that’s based on their needs.

Identity fraud management

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Identity fraud management

Between June 2020 and June 2021, instances of identity fraud increased by 19%. Due to this, it’s clear that identity fraud is a serious cause for concern and that businesses must have proper fraud and identity management processes in place to counter this growing threat.

How to spot a fake ID by state

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How to spot a fake ID by state

Although the quality of the forgeries has improved considerably, so has the quality of the security features used in official IDs, particularly at a state level. Now, each state has its own security features that are unique, including holograms, UV imagery and laser embossing.

How the Product Academy boosts Veriff and develops teams

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How the Product Academy boosts Veriff and develops teams

At Veriff, it’s vital to develop our teams and provide new career pathways to ensure we lead the market, offer our clients the best value, and build a better digital world for all honest users. As such, we’ve launched the Product Academy Project, where we help Veriffians gain experience in Product Management from our expert team, enabling them to take part in meaningful projects that have a beneficial impact on our service.

The history of ID

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The history of ID

To show you how IDs have evolved, in this blog we’ll take a detailed look at the history of ID. From the Babylon Empire to the current day, we’ll examine not only how ID has changed over the years, but also how these older forms of ID were verified.  

‘Alarming’ AML laws prompt protests from EU crypto firms

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‘Alarming’ AML laws prompt protests from EU crypto firms

The crypto sector has written to European Union finance ministers and lawmakers, asking them to rethink anti-money laundering rules it believes are “burdensome” and “alarming”. 

The Paypers Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022 is now live!

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The Paypers Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022 is now live!

Veriff contributed to the 2022 edition of The Paypers Financial Crime and Fraud Report, which shares expert insights and best practices of fraud prevention and risk management. The report also includes an exclusive interview with our CPO and Co-Founder, Janer Gorohhov. Download it today!

Reaching $1.5 billion in a year with Veriff CFO Amish Mody

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Reaching $1.5 billion in a year with Veriff CFO Amish Mody

In early 2021, we welcomed Amish Mody to the team as our new Chief Financial Officer. During his first 12 months at Veriff, he has been the mastermind behind our $69m Series B and $100m Series C rounds. His efforts together with the team, have helped to bring Veriff across the magical $1b dollar line to become a unicorn.

How to create an identity verification process

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How to create an identity verification process

Anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) requirements are unique for each business. As a result, it’s vital that you design and create an identity verification process that suits your specific needs and requirements. 

What does verification of employment statement mean?

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What does verification of employment statement mean?

The best way to start the employment verification process is with the candidate themselves and their resume/personal statement. Using this information, you can build a profile of them and their work history. You can also work out exactly who you need to speak to for more information.

Veriff Identity Verification Solutions Now Available to Alloy Identity Decisioning Platform Clients

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Veriff Identity Verification Solutions Now Available to Alloy Identity Decisioning Platform Clients

Veriff will provide Alloy customers with additional identity verification capabilities and KYC solutions to leverage during client onboarding.

Meet Amber Rucker - A Conversation with Our Head of Design

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Meet Amber Rucker - A Conversation with Our Head of Design

Having worked internationally for years, U.S.-born Amber Rucker currently resides in Barcelona as our Head Of Design. She discusses her passion for design and development, what attracted her to Veriff, and much more.

How to spot a fake ID

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How to spot a fake ID

The process of forging ID cards has become much simpler in recent years. This is because most homes in the UK now have access to low-cost high-resolution printers, scanners, and basic photo-editing software. But, what is a fake ID? And what does a fake ID look like? Here, we answer both of these burning questions and take a deep dive into the world of UK fake IDs. 

The Metaverse Future: Parents' views on keeping their children safe online

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The Metaverse Future: Parents' views on keeping their children safe online

73% of parents believe that online identity verification should be a legal requirement for social media platforms

Fraud in Q1 2022: What you need to know

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Fraud in Q1 2022: What you need to know

It’s safe to say that fraud has been the talk of Q1! From Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna to the BBC’s story on Madbird, these strange, complex and intriguing cases have been a hot topic among our teams. In light of the topic we took a look at what happened in Q1 2022. Here’s what we found out.

Veriff enhances Face Match with new authentication capabilities

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Veriff enhances Face Match with new authentication capabilities

Veriff has released a newly enhanced version of its Face Match identity verification solution utilizing facial biometrics to match the returning user. 

How Veriff is building trust through tackling bias

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How Veriff is building trust through tackling bias

At Veriff, our mission is to build trust and transparency online, helping businesses and honest users overcome the risks posed by bad actors. As such, we’re tackling the issue of bias to provide a more secure, seamless, and inclusive service.

Veriff streamlines hiring processes with HR-focused identity verification offering

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Veriff streamlines hiring processes with HR-focused identity verification offering

The new verification solution enables HR teams and staffing firms to cut costs and recruit faster while building trust and creating a smoother application process for candidates.

Finding Best Practices to Prevent Online Fraud - An Interview With Munna Poddar

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Finding Best Practices to Prevent Online Fraud - An Interview With Munna Poddar

Munna Poddar is a Fraud Product Manager at Veriff. Originally, he is from India, but he came to Estonia in March 2020 to continue his career at Microsoft. 

Guide to identity access management tools

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Guide to identity access management tools

Discover everything you need to know about identity access management (IAM) in our handy guide. We’ll take a detailed look at what IAM is, the benefits it can provide for your business, and the best IAM tools available on the market today. We’ll also show you exactly how (and why) you should get started with Veriff. 

What does FINRA do?

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What does FINRA do?

Here at Veriff, our customers often ask us questions like “What does FINRA do?”, “Who is FINRA?”, and “What are the benefits of FINRA?” Well, in this guide, we’ve answered all these key questions and more. Plus, if you’re subject to FINRA oversight, we’ve also outlined how we can help you satisfy FINRA rules. 

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.

What are the 3 stages of money laundering?

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What are the 3 stages of money laundering?

However, the actual process of laundering money is more complex than this definition makes it sound. In fact, there are 3 stages of money laundering, and each of these contains its own complexities. With this in mind, let’s take a look at each stage in greater detail.

KYC & due diligence in AML compliance: what you need to know

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KYC & due diligence in AML compliance: what you need to know

The importance of KYC and due diligence procedures have been magnified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting economic turbulence is likely to result in an increase in criminal financial activity, and both KYC and due diligence activities can play a leading role in shutting down that activity before it can have any harmful effects.

Anti-money laundering guidelines — what are they?

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Anti-money laundering guidelines — what are they?

With the nature of financial crime evolving all the time, and regulations around the world being adjusted at a similar pace, complying with AML requirements is a constantly moving target. It’s therefore vital that all companies required to meet anti-money laundering guidelines regularly review their processes to ensure they continue to comply.

Blockchain.com & Veriff: Making crypto as safe as possible

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Blockchain.com & Veriff: Making crypto as safe as possible

Giving people the tools they need to keep their digital assets secure is going to become more and more important as we enter this new age of digital ownership. We’re excited to be partners of Veriff, and excited to see where the internet goes over our next three years together.

Our Metaverse Identity Solution

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Our Metaverse Identity Solution

The metaverse has been a topic of conversation for decades, with novelist Neal Stephenson coining the term in his 1992 bestseller ‘Snow Crash’. More recently, Facebook’s rebrand to ‘Meta’ has seen even more people talking about the metaverse and what immersive virtual reality might look like.

Meet Mert Celik - A Conversation with Our Engineering Team Lead

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Meet Mert Celik - A Conversation with Our Engineering Team Lead

In 2014, Mert Celik moved from Turkey to Estonia to complete a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, and joined the Veriff team after graduation. Discover how his career started, what attracted him to Veriff, and his day-to-day experiences in the role.

The Future of Biometric Technology — What’s Next?

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The Future of Biometric Technology — What’s Next?

Biometrics, in short, is a way of identifying and verifying individual people by analyzing biological characteristics that are unique to them. By assessing indisputable data about a person that differentiates them from others, the person or organization assessing them can be 100% that they’re dealing with who they think they’re dealing with.

How to beat identity fraud

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How to beat identity fraud

We believe that one day the world will be ready for a single digital identity that transcends borders and gives people rightful ownership of their data. Until then, our identity verification platform prevents fraud and helps to safeguard customers and businesses alike.

EU banking regulator set to strengthen remote onboarding checks

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EU banking regulator set to strengthen remote onboarding checks

Allied to this, remote onboarding is a central pillar of the EU’s 2020 digital finance strategy. Due to this, a unified regulatory approach is needed to provide clarity and consistency about what is, and what is not, allowed in a remote and digital context within the union.

Veriff pledges 1 million free verifications to support Ukraine

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Veriff pledges 1 million free verifications to support Ukraine

Veriff is donating 1 million verifications to organizations who wish to use these to help people affected by the conflict, such as money transfer services to Ukraine, accommodation or relocation services for refugees.

100 UK-licensed electronic institutions have been red flagged for potential money laundering risk

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100 UK-licensed electronic institutions have been red flagged for potential money laundering risk

Research from Transparency International UK has revealed more than a third of UK-licensed electronic money institutions have been flagged for potential money laundering. In a December 2021 report, the association claimed that the payments industry could become a “major gateway” for illicit funds from around the world unless it faces stricter enforcement.

Biden and FinCEN aim to combat corruption with AML legislation

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Biden and FinCEN aim to combat corruption with AML legislation

The U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption lays out several areas that would benefit from increased regulation. Specifically, the U.S. government wants to “identify bad actors hiding behind opaque corporate structures” like shell companies, which are a favored vehicle for corruption-related money laundering. 

IRS special agent sees “mountains and mountains” of fraud in NFTs and crypto

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IRS special agent sees “mountains and mountains” of fraud in NFTs and crypto

During the 2021 fiscal year, IRS investigators seized $3.5 billion worth of cryptocurrencies tied to financial crimes. This accounted for 93% of all the assets seized by the division in that time frame. 

Veriff unveils healthcare-focused identity verification offering

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Veriff unveils healthcare-focused identity verification offering

Veriff has released a new suite of identity verification solutions built specifically for the healthcare industry to keep private health information and patients safe

Pre-checking Identity for Employment: A 101 Guide with Veriff

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Pre-checking Identity for Employment: A 101 Guide with Veriff

Veriff’s technology is suitable for virtually any business application where checking someone’s identity — be they an employee, a customer or a supplier — is important. But for pre-employment identity checks in particular, there are a host of crucial benefits that business users can gain from.

An Overview of EU AML Regulations

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An Overview of EU AML Regulations

We take a detailed look into the current anti-money laundering regulations in the European Union, and what they mean for your business on a daily basis.

How Veriff is Building Trust and Simplifying Telemedicine

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How Veriff is Building Trust and Simplifying Telemedicine

Veriff provides trust and safety in virtual healthcare and telemedicine by harnessing biometric identity verification and authentication. Our technology protects online health records, authenticates identities quickly and accurately for virtual healthcare providers, streamlines health insurance claims, ensures prescription security, and a host of other benefits for the telemedicine world. 

Veriff now supports Cyrillic documents

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Veriff now supports Cyrillic documents

We’re happy to announce that we’ve now rolled out Cyrillic document support for our clients, giving wider access to identity documents and supporting users who couldn’t previously get verified, because they had only cyrillic-based documents, to go through IDV process seamlessly where languages using Cyrillic alphabets are spoken. 

$10 billion stolen in DeFi scams and thefts in 2021

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$10 billion stolen in DeFi scams and thefts in 2021

Decentralized Financial images are proving attractive due to the growth and evolution of blockchain technology. However it's users are losing a lot of money to criminal activity. How can they make their assets more secure?

 3 Ways Veriff’s Face Match Protects Users' Data

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 3 Ways Veriff’s Face Match Protects Users' Data

Happy Data Privacy Day! A holiday, as you can imagine, is very important at Veriff. We have a front-row seat to the ever-growing online world, which means more and more personal information is living online. With an increasingly digital world comes a host of bad actors looking to infiltrate private data of both individual people and corporations. 

Veriff Closes $100M Series C Funding Round

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Veriff Closes $100M Series C Funding Round

The new financing will be used to accelerate Veriff’s global growth and invest in R&D, especially to advance product expansion.

How Veriff is building a trustworthy system for digital education

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How Veriff is building a trustworthy system for digital education

Why might educational institutions need online identity verification? We're here to enlighten you - and to explain why Veriff can have a crucial role in helping schools, universities, and many others to know their students.

What happened with fintech and fraud in 2021?

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What happened with fintech and fraud in 2021?

We published our 2021 Fraud Report in early December, and it's time to take a closer look at the impact online identity fraud had on the fintech industry throughout last year.

What happened with fraud and crypto in 2021?

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What happened with fraud and crypto in 2021?

We published our 2021 Fraud Report in early December, and it's time to take a closer look at the impact online identity fraud had on the crypto industry throughout last year.

Money Laundering Reporting

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Money Laundering Reporting

Our blogs have looked in depth at what money laundering is - but how do you report it when you find it happening? This is what we dive into here, and hopefully you'll know exactly what to do once you've read our blog.

2021 Marks a 20X Growth in the U.S. and a Number of New Senior Level Hires in Veriff

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2021 Marks a 20X Growth in the U.S. and a Number of New Senior Level Hires in Veriff

Veriff has had an incredible 2021, growing at a remarkable rate, smashing our verification records on a weekly and monthly basis, and welcoming more fantastic new talent to the team. Find out all the details in this blog.

Veriff Releases Metaverse-Focused Identity Verification Solution

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Veriff Releases Metaverse-Focused Identity Verification Solution

As the world moves towards building a more immersive digital world — as we build the architecture for the metaverse — Veriff is at the forefront of making our digital world safer.

Veriff’s 2021 Fraud Report is Now Live!

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Veriff’s 2021 Fraud Report is Now Live!

It's December, which can only mean one thing - Veriff's 2021 Fraud Report is here! Read the insights from an extensive analysis of 11 months of verifications. Is fraud rising? Which industry saw the biggest growth? What's the global picture? Download it today to find out!

Why Foolproof Age Verification is Vital for Businesses to Maintain Trust

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Why Foolproof Age Verification is Vital for Businesses to Maintain Trust

As e-commerce booms amid COVID-19, age verification is incredibly important to keep several industries safe. Online gambling, alcohol delivery, ride sharing, and online dating apps are just a sampling of the industries that rely on age verification. Learn how Veriff can help you with age verification in our blog. 

Veriff’s Customer Identity and Access Management arms companies with safe, secure, & scaleable onboarding

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Veriff’s Customer Identity and Access Management arms companies with safe, secure, & scaleable onboarding

Innovative and seamless C-IAM ensures the security of both the business and the customers. 

The Most Surveilled Cities in the World

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The Most Surveilled Cities in the World

We delved into research to learn about the growth of surveillance software in US major cities, and the benefits that this poses for civilian safety.

How Veriff keeps your data safe

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How Veriff keeps your data safe

Veriff is in the privileged position of handling the private data of a lot of people every day. This is not something we take lightly, so we wanted to enlighten you about how we keep your personal information safe at all times.

Anti-Money Laundering Act 2020 - What it Means

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Anti-Money Laundering Act 2020 - What it Means

What is the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2020? Let us explain what it means, what the processes related with it entail, and who it applies to and how.

Bank Account Verification

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Bank Account Verification

How do you verify a bank account? And why would you need to? Learn more here.

Veriff Launches New Account Onboarding, Arming Fintech Companies with Next-Gen Security Features

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Veriff Launches New Account Onboarding, Arming Fintech Companies with Next-Gen Security Features

Learn how New Account Onboarding helps establish greater trust with customers through a seamless online user experience.

AML vs KYC - What’s the difference?

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AML vs KYC - What’s the difference?

What do they mean? And what’s the actual difference? Discover just that in our guide, which looks at what they do, how they work & how they can help you.

Veriff Continues Global Expansion with New Barcelona Tech Hub

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Veriff Continues Global Expansion with New Barcelona Tech Hub

The cat is out of the bag - Veriff is coming to Barcelona. Our new hub will open soon, and we're already looking for talent in the Catalan city. Find out more here.

Companies Leading the Way in Cyber Security

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Companies Leading the Way in Cyber Security

We look into the countries with the biggest cybersecurity workforces, and highlight the most exciting businesses in the space.

What is KYC in Banking?

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What is KYC in Banking?

Our guide breaks down the fundamentals of KYC in banking, and provides a clear actionable plan for getting started.

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.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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?

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?

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.

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?

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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?