Practice guide 81: digital identity verification for conveyancing
March 19, 2021
On 12 March 2021, Her Majesty’s Land Registry (HMLR) published its first digital identity standard, practice guide 81 (PG81). The standard is aimed at encouraging the use of digital identity to reduce the inconvenience and inconsistency of manually verifying a client’s identity during the homebuying process.  Reducing the need for physical document checks performed by [...]
Connells Group adopts Yoti eSignatures for its sales and lettings business
March 17, 2021
Connells Group, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services provider, has switched to eSignatures from Yoti for its sales and lettings business. This follows a successful move to Yoti for sales contracts in April 2020 that has brought improvements including 67% of contracts being signed within 2 hours along with cost savings. Headquartered in [...]
Tackling money laundering in the art world
December 15, 2020
In early 2020 new regulations were introduced to help prevent money laundering and terrorist financing through the art market. The anti-money laundering legislation impacts high value transactions (or a series of linked transactions) of €10K+ made with any type of payment. Amongst other things, this requires art market participants to conduct identity checks, verifying that [...]
GPG 45 guidance on identity checks opens up for the private sector
November 16, 2020
In April, we wrote about the significant changes made to the Good Practice Guide (GPG) 45, the UK government’s standard for checking and verifying someone’s identity. If you’ve ever had to verify your identity with the government, it’s likely the process followed GPG 45.  The guide is made up of five parts: Get evidence of [...]
Kingston Unity customers can take control of their CTFs with Yoti Digital ID
November 5, 2020
We’ve partnered with Kingston Unity to give Child Trust Fund (CTF) holders an easy way of taking control of their accounts with our digital identity app.   Kingston Unity Kingston Unity is a friendly society based in Yorkshire. Unlike banks, they’re owned by their members, they don’t run for shareholder profit. They’ve been looking after [...]
‘FRANKD with Yoti’ selected for CivTech 5.0 Accelerator Programme
October 30, 2020
We’re really excited to announce that our COVID-19 testing system ‘FRANKD with Yoti’ has been selected to enter a 12-week accelerator programme run by the Scottish Government, CivTech 5.0. CivTech is a worldwide network of public, private and third sector organisations working across the Civic and GovTech space to solve real-life problems and make people’s [...]
Introducing the New College Lanarkshire student digital ID card
October 20, 2020
We're helping New College Lanarkshire make life easier for their students with digital ID cards on their phone. The contactless student ID cards are remotely issued via the Yoti app and can be digitally updated in real time. All students need to do is set up a Yoti account, add their photo, student email address [...]
Our CEO Robin Tombs is a Meaningful Business 100 Leader for 2020
We’re honoured to see our CEO Robin Tombs be recognised as a Meaningful Business 100 Leader for 2020. This award recognises outstanding business leaders across the world who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  One of the SDGs is to ‘provide legal identity to all’. Since Yoti was [...]
Developing our anonymous age estimation technology
October 15, 2020
Having spent the last six years building a digital identity platform, we’ve made some impressive advancements in the age checking space. Our free app is a powerful tool that lets anyone convert their government-issued ID document into an encrypted, digital ID. Once verified, users can share age details, such as ‘Over 18’ or ‘Under 18’, [...]
Virgin Atlantic trials pre-flight Covid-19 testing for crew using FRANKD with Yoti
October 4, 2020
We’re excited to share the news that Virgin Atlantic is the first UK airline to introduce Covid-19 pre-flight testing for its cabin crew and pilots. Britain’s Global Five Star Airline has begun trialing our FRANKD with Yoti Covid-19 testing solution on flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the introduction of Barbados and additional flights [...]