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Talent Clouds launches digital DBS checks in partnership with Yoti and Post Office

Talent Clouds launches digital DBS checks in partnership with Yoti and Post Office

22nd September 2022, LONDON – Talent Clouds, a digital workforce management and employee vetting platform, has become the latest company to launch digital DBS checks with Yoti and the Post Office. Talent Clouds modernises workforce vetting by simplifying the complex and manual onboarding and workforce monitoring processes. These are especially burdensome for public services in regulated sectors such as education, care and health. The Talent Clouds platform enables employers to verify worker credentials safely and efficiently which in turn saves them time and money. Under new legislation, which came into effect from 6 April 2022, Right to Work and DBS checks can now be completed using an Identity Services Provider (IDSP). The guidelines are based on the new UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework, which aims to facilitate secure and trustworthy solutions around digital identity in the UK. Yoti and Post Office, the UK’s first certified IDSP, offer three inclusive options for a candidate to prove their identity and complete required DBS checks. They can do this online, through the Yoti or EasyID apps, or in person at their local Post Office branch. Enabling Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS checks to be carried out this way supports remote and hybrid working practices, speeds up onboarding processes, reduces recruitment times, and improves the security and reliability of checks. British and Irish citizens who hold valid or expired passports will be eligible for these digital checks. Unlike the traditional and manual process, digital DBS checks allow candidates to prove their identity from any part of the country – removing geographic barriers to employment. Talent Clouds onboards and monitors employees in a safer way as they can confirm prospective candidates’ identities and eligibility using consistent and secure methods, and relieve pressure on HR teams to correctly check documents and store sensitive employee information. Talent Clouds, CEO, James Whittingham said, “We’re excited to partner with Post Office and Yoti to launch this new technology to transform how our customers verify their workers’ ID. This technology supports our vision for streamlining pre-employment checks to save our customers both money and time”. Elinor Hull, Identity Services Director at Post Office said, “We’re delighted that Talent Clouds is the latest company to harness the power of digital identity for DBS checks. With less paperwork, stronger security and a better onboarding and recruitment experience, the benefits of these digital policies are clear. There’s a growing desire from individuals for better experiences and this technology can fast track processes that historically have taken up significant time and effort. If any companies are on the fence about digital DBS checks, it’s time they embrace a better approach to identity verification, otherwise they risk falling behind and giving an edge to their competitors.”     Notes to editors New government guidance on digital identity verification On 17th January 2022, the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) published updated guidance paving the way for Digital Identity Checks to be used as part of Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has also released an update around Digital Identity Checks to verify Right to Work and other certifications.   About Yoti and Post Office Yoti is a digital identity company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication. In the UK, Yoti is partnered with Post Office to accelerate digital identity adoption with a national footprint spanning 11,500 Post Office branches, online and more. Over 12 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally. Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Polish. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes.   About Talent Clouds Talent Clouds provide a digital platform to verify worker credentials safely and efficiently – saving you time and money to spend on frontline services.​ We move offline clunky processes online, which reduces onboarding times by over 95%, and reduces application entry errors to under 1% – enabling significant internal savings Offer a suite of over 15 checks to suit all needs – including DBS and employment history referencing. We integrate with your existing systems to remove need to duplicate data entry – providing a seamless user experience Our workforce monitoring system notifies you of any pending compliance concerns through our business health check tool We keep your records in one single view, ensuring you are audit ready and regulation compliant

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GreenGrowth and Yoti power sustainable investments

GreenGrowth and Yoti power sustainable investments

25th August 2022 – GreenGrowth, the sustainable investment app, has partnered with digital identity provider Yoti, to give individual investors a modern way to prove their identity. When an individual creates a GreenGrowth account, they will no longer have to provide physical ID documents or go through a lengthy process to prove who they are. By using Yoti and their partner Post Office for digital identity verification, GreenGrowth can streamline the onboarding process, improve the customer experience, and strengthen KYC and AML checks. Under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules GreenGrowth must check the identity of individuals and ensure they are eligible to invest capital. With Yoti and Post Office, all identity checks can be completed digitally – saving time, enhancing security and giving investors a more convenient way to prove who they are. GreenGrowth is a sustainable investment app, empowering individuals to invest their money in a way that can help solve the biggest environmental challenges. Individuals can invest in underlying sustainable funds across a range of five impactful, environmental themes such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture. Chris Webb, CEO of GreenGrowth said, ‘We’re a technology first business, and so we’re delighted to partner with a like-minded business like Yoti. They’ve helped us streamline our onboarding process, making it as simple as possible for our users to get onboarded in the app, so they can start making a positive impact with their money as soon as possible!’ John Abbott, Chief Commercial Officer at Yoti, said, “As a BCorp, balancing planet and profit is very important to us. So we’re delighted to be working with GreenGrowth, who also believe it’s possible to do good and consider the impact on the planet. Our identity verification technology will improve their customer onboarding experience, speed up processes which historically took up time and effort, and ensure GreenGrowth is compliant with FCA rules. Our automated process speeds up verification for Green Growth users, who can focus on what’s important; choosing which sustainable GreenGrowth fund to invest in.”     About GreenGrowth GreenGrowth is a new sustainable investing app that allows users to invest in underlying sustainable funds across a range of 5 impactful, environmental themes [3] such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture. Their mission is to give people’s money the greatest personal impact. After measuring a user’s carbon footprint via an in-app questionnaire, the user can then invest into corresponding environmentally-themed funds weighting them more heavily into the areas they are most polluting. Alternatively, investors can select themes that tackle their particular environmental objectives. It’s available to download now on Apple and Android. About Yoti Yoti is a digital identity company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication. Over 11 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally. Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Polish. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes.

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Yoti and Post Office partner with PeopleCheck to power digital DBS checks

Yoti and Post Office partner with PeopleCheck to power digital DBS checks

15th August 2022 – Today, Yoti and the Post Office announce they are the official provider of digital DBS checks for PeopleCheck, the UK’s leading background check provider for remote and onsite hires. As the UK’s first certified Identity Services Provider (IDSP), Yoti and the Post Office will deliver digital Right to Work and DBS checks, streamlining and speeding up the process for PeopleCheck. Historically, these checks had to be completed manually, with physical evidence and paper documents. But under new legislation, which came into effect on 6 April 2022, DBS and Right to Work checks can now be completed using an IDSP. Enabling DBS checks – including Basic, Standard and Enhanced – to be carried out digitally supports long-term post-pandemic working practices, such as remote or hybrid working, speeds up onboarding processes, greatly reduces recruitment/ onboarding times, and improves the security and reliability of checks. Conducting a check through PeopleCheck provides employers with the Statutory Excuse for UK Right to Work and means that the employer no longer needs to check original documents prior to the person starting work. They only need to retain evidence of the online Right to Work check, which will be available within the PeopleCheck platform. This removes the need for employers to securely store physical copies of documents containing sensitive personal information. British and Irish citizens who hold valid passports will be eligible for these digital checks. The guidelines are based on the new UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework, which aims to facilitate secure and trustworthy solutions around digital identity in the UK, improving the user experience and boosting economic growth. David Hutchinson, CEO at PeopleCheck said, “We are delighted that through a superb partnership with Yoti and the Post Office, digital Right to Work and digital ID solutions have been successfully and seamlessly integrated within the PeopleCheck platform. The design, functionality and intuitive candidate experience is truly leading edge. This is a significant game changer for both on-site and remote hiring – with companies now being able to fully outsource UK Right to Work credibly and compliantly; at scale and at speed.” John Abbott, Chief Commercial Officer at Yoti, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome PeopleCheck as the latest company to use Yoti and the Post Office for digital DBS and identity checks. With evidence of increased efficiency and getting people into jobs faster, these remote policies are quicker, more reliable and more convenient for all parties.”     Notes to editors New government guidance on digital identity verification On 17th January 2022, the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) published updated guidance paving the way for Digital Identity Checks to be used as part of Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has also released an update around Digital Identity Checks to verify Right to Work and other certifications. About PeopleCheck PeopleCheck is the UK’s leading background check provider for remote and onsite hires. A company with decades of experience, with a consistently outstanding commitment to innovation and customer support. Professional expertise and the use of smart user-friendly technology has enabled PeopleCheck to develop a frictionless and secure platform; providing the best possible experience for all users. PeopleCheck partners with companies of all sizes across all sectors and is recognised as being a kind, transparent and highly responsive organisation. About Yoti and Post Office Yoti is a digital identity company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication. In the UK, Yoti is partnered with Post Office to accelerate digital identity adoption with a national footprint spanning 11,500 Post Office branches, online and more. Over 11 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally. Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Polish. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes.

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uCheck launches digital identity checks with Yoti and the Post Office

uCheck launches digital identity checks with Yoti and the Post Office

4th August 2022 – Today, uCheck announces that all clients will now be able to complete DBS checks digitally, instead of having to manually check physical ID documents, streamlining and speeding up the process. Earlier this year, uCheck partnered with Yoti and the Post Office, the UK’s first certified Identity Services Provider (IDSP), who will provide the digital DBS checks. uCheck clients will be able to quickly and easily ensure that candidates have sufficient ID in line with DBS ID checking requirements. This can be completed online, via a digital ID app (such as Post Office EasyID or Yoti) or in person at a Post Office branch. Under new legislation, which came into effect on 6 April 2022, DBS checks can now be completed using an IDSP. British and Irish citizens who hold valid passports will be eligible. The guidelines are based on the new UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework, which aims to facilitate secure and trustworthy solutions around digital identity in the UK, improving the user experience and boosting economic growth. Enabling DBS checks – including Basic, Standard and Enhanced – to be carried out digitally supports long-term post-pandemic working practices, such as remote or hybrid working, accelerates onboarding processes, reduces recruitment times, and improves the security and reliability of checks. George Griffiths, Managing Director at uCheck said, “uCheck is delighted to have released Digital Identity solutions to our customers. This new approach will offer employers and applicants a faster and more secure method of verifying identity documents. This release is a firm step in the right direction to further streamlining background screening and will significantly improve efficiencies throughout the hiring process.” Elinor Hull, Identity Services Director at Post Office said, “We’re delighted to be working with uCheck to improve, streamline and strengthen the way DBS checks are carried out. Today’s announcement is really exciting, with all uCheck clients, and prospective clients, now able to submit DBS checks in minutes. These digital checks offer benefits to both employers and candidates; they are quicker, more reliable and more convenient. They also support remote working practices and remove geographical barriers to employment as individuals can complete these important DBS checks from home.”     Notes to editors New government guidance on digital identity verification On 17th January 2022, the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) published updated guidance paving the way for Digital Identity Checks to be used as part of Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has also released an update around Digital Identity Checks to verify Right to Work and other certifications. About uCheck uCheck is the top DBS umbrella body in the UK and a leading provider of employment vetting and screening solutions – it currently processes over 850,000 checks annually for over 20,000 organisations. uCheck is the largest DBS provider in the UK along with DBS Enhanced, Standard and Basic Checks and the Right to Work, ID and Adverse Credit Checks. About Yoti and Post Office Yoti is a digital identity company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication. In the UK, Yoti is partnered with Post Office to accelerate digital identity adoption with a national footprint spanning 11,500 Post Office branches, online and more. Over 11 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally. Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Polish. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes. Media Contacts For press enquiries, please contact: Yoti – press@yoti.com

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Further and Yoti partner to power the next generation of financial products

Further and Yoti partner to power the next generation of financial products

London, UK, 25th July 2022 – Investment platform Further has today announced a new partnership with digital identity provider Yoti, who will streamline the customer onboarding process, making it faster and easier for people to invest in their chosen funds. Under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules, Further is required to provide appropriate identity evidence for investors when transactions take place. This is to prove that all investors seeking to invest in a fund via Further are who they say they are. By using Yoti and their partner Post Office for digital identity verification, Further will strengthen their KYC and AML processes, offer frictionless onboarding and faster processing times. Yoti’s digital identity checks take less than five minutes to complete; speeding up the identification process. Further, a London-based startup, connects retail investors with high-quality venture capital funds, at scale and with minimum investment levels never seen before in the market. This enables many new retail investors to invest in venture funds, from as little as £1,000. Further’s platform offers investors a selection of venture capital fund investment opportunities, from a variety of well-known UK tax-advantaged and international venture capital fund managers. Rob Tominey, Further CEO said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Yoti on identity verification and AML, which has been seamlessly integrated into Further’s onboarding process. To deliver a high quality, premium, trustworthy experience for today’s investors, it was important that we found a tool with a user experience that matched our own and was straightforward to use across devices – and Yoti have delivered on this. We look forward to growing Further alongside the team at Yoti.” John Abbott, Chief Commercial Officer at Yoti, said, “We’re really pleased to be working with Further to power the next generation of financial products. Our identity verification technology will strengthen and streamline their customer onboarding, and create a frictionless and secure experience. There’s a growing desire for better experiences from consumers and our technology can fast track processes that historically have taken up significant time and effort. Individuals can pass identity verification checks quickly and focus on what’s important – their investment decisions.”     Notes to editors About Further Over the past decade, venture capital funds have achieved index-beating returns by backing the startups changing the world around us. Further connects more investors with high-quality venture capital funds, enabling access from £1,000. Further’s software manages the onboarding, administration and lifetime reporting of investors for funds, removing the historic administrative burden associated with investor management. About Yoti Yoti is a digital identity technology company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication. Yoti’s digital ID app is accepted as proof of identity in over 30,000 UK High street locations including cinemas, Post Offices and convenience stores. In 2021 Yoti partnered with the Post Office to deliver the UK’s most comprehensive identity service. The Post Office EasyID app is interoperable with the Yoti digital ID app. Over 11 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally (3 million in the UK). Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes. Media Contacts For press enquiries, please contact: Yoti – press@yoti.com

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Yoti and Post Office gain UK government approval as certified identity provider for DBS, Right to Work and Right to Rent checks

Yoti and Post Office gain UK government approval as certified identity provider for DBS, Right to Work and Right to Rent checks

We are delighted to announce that Yoti and Post Office are the first to be a certified digital identity service provider (IDSP) under the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework, for Right to Work, Right to Rent and criminal records checks.   A significant milestone for Yoti and digital identity This announcement marks the first time that a digital identity app has been approved by the UK government, and our partnership with Post Office has enabled us to bring a unique identity offering to the market. The Yoti and EasyID reusable digital ID apps give people straightforward way to prove their identity with their phone, which is particularly useful for people like contractors and temporary workers who need to do this regularly. Alternatively, businesses can use our web service that requires a customer to simply scan their documents and add any other required information. Finally, the partnership also provides in-branch verification services in Post Office branches for people unable, or who choose not to, do so online. To achieve certification, we completed a rigorous audit process undertaken by the Digital Identity Systems Certification service authorised by DCMS and UKAS for the pilot certification process. It represents a significant shift in policy toward digital identity as a valid form of proof of identity, greatly improving compliance processes in our digital world.   What are the changes to guidance? From 6 April 2022, employers and landlords can use a digital identity service provider (IDSP) to complete identity verification for right to work and right to rent checks. British and Irish citizens who hold a valid  passport (or Irish passportcard) will be eligible. IDSPs can carry out digital identity verification to a range of standards or levels of confidence. The Home Office recommends that employers only accept checks via an IDSP that satisfies a minimum of a Medium Level of Confidence. GOV.UK provides a list of certified providers to choose from: Digital identity certification for Right to Work, Right to Rent and criminal record checks.   Why is this important? Over 7 million adults have to complete DBS (Criminal Record) checks a year Over 30 million people work in the UK and have to complete Right to Work checks £1.275m value of penalties issued between 1 July to 30 September 2021 for non-compliance, with a maximum fine of £20,000. 9% of people surveyed have needed to prove their identity due to starting a new job in the past 12 months (Post Office Hot Topics data) 46% of people don’t feel comfortable with businesses taking a photocopy of their ID (Post Office Hot Topics data)   Who are we working with? We are pleased to be working with many of the largest screening companies in the UK, who have recognised the unique proposition the Yoti and Post Office partnership offers.

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