Digital identities as a force for good


Imagine not being able to open a bank account or access lifesaving medical care because you can't prove who you are.

Right now, more than a billion people around the world are unable to access essential services because they don't have any form of identification. We want to help fix this.

We're building the world's trusted identity platform

We want everyone to have access to a digital identity. And that's exactly what Yoti is. Each Yoti combines a person's unique biometrics, like their facial features, with their verified personal details.

 
 

Free for individuals and free for charities

It takes less than five minutes to create a Yoti, and 10-15 minutes for charities and NGOs to integrate Yoti into their systems.

The technology and identity gap

1.1bn

people around the world have no proof of identity

(World Bank 2018)

45%

of people without an identity are among the poorest 20% on the planet

(World Bank 2018)

49%

of the world's population are currently not online

(ITU 2017)

41%

of the global population don't own a smartphone

(PEW Research 2018)

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A free smartphone app

Anyone with connectivity, an accepted smartphone and official ID document can create a Yoti. Their personal details are then encrypted with 256-bit encryption and they can safely prove who they are with their digital identity.

Those without official documentation can still download the app and create a unique identity, allowing them to register and check in to receive relevant products and services online and in person.

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Coming soon: Yoti Keys for those without smartphones

Yoti Keys make digital identities available to anyone. Charities and NGOs working with communities in developing parts of the world will soon be able to use our offline solution to identify individuals wanting to access health, financial and humanitarian services from anywhere. With no connectivity needed.

Yoti Keys

Proudly working with

Age UK
Scouts
Teach First
CoderDojo
ADA
Childline
Toast Ale
The Mix
GAP
KANO

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About Yoti

Making digital identities a force for good - for everyone, everywhere - is at the heart of everything we do.

As one of the UK's founding B Corps, we are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency to help make a social impact. We're also a member of CIFAS, Digital Policy Alliance, Global Cyber Alliance and many more.

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Ken Banks

Meet the team

Ken Banks

Ken Banks

Ken Banks is Head of Social Impact at Yoti. He is an award-winning social entrepreneur, mobile technology and global development expert and author, and a PopTech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. In 2013 he was nominated for the TED Prize. In recognition of his pioneering work, he was presented with the 2017 Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science by the Association for Computing Machinery in the USA, and in 2018 appointed Visiting Fellow at the prestigious Judge Business School in Cambridge.

Chris White
Chris White

Chris White

Chris leads Yoti's UK social purpose partnerships including NSPCC/Childline, AGE UK and Scouts. Chris' career began in management consultancy before co-founding ZING with Robin Tombs in 2009. ZING supports early stage organisations whose outcomes are focused on young people realising their potential - promoting awareness, support and bringing scalable web and mobile technologies to the not-for-profit sector.

Introducing Yoti Keys

Yoti Keys give people a way of identifying themselves even if they don't have a smartphone or official identity documents. Our offline solution helps charities and NGOs to create Yoti Keys for the people who need them the most.

Introducing Yoti Keys

Take a photo

Use our tablet app to take someone's photo

Add their details

Add their name and any other personal details

Secure the data

Ask them to choose a 5 digit PIN to protect their data

Give them their Yoti Key

Their identity details are added to their Yoti Key, which they can use to prove who they are

Take a photo Add their details Secure the data Give them their Yoti Key

Yoti Keys help people to access:

Medicine

Medicine

Education

Education

Money

Money

Food

Food

Shelter

Shelter

The Yoti app is free to download and use: