African Conservation Challenge: digital identity to foster trusted community engagement
March 25, 2021
We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest social purpose initiative - an African Conservation Challenge exploring the use of digital identities to help foster authentic, trusted, dignified online dialogue between communities and other stakeholders engaged in conservation across the Southern Africa region. The Challenge is open to individuals and organisations based anywhere in [...]
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 [...]
Developing age estimation technology to tackle grooming online
March 18, 2021
Last month, Yoti Guardian Gavin Starks chaired our third stakeholder roundtable on the next proposed stage of the development of our age estimation technology.   We brought together fifty five guests from seven countries, including representatives from 5rights, Apps for Good, Be In Touch South Africa, Breck Foundation, Caribou Digital, CyberSafeIreland, Digital Policy Alliance, FSM Germany [...]
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 [...]
Helping to protect kids this Safer Internet Day and beyond
February 9, 2021
Ahead of the Age Appropriate Design Code, many companies are looking at how to provide age-appropriate services, messaging, content and, crucially for parents, how to deter grooming.  We are working in the ICO Sandbox with partners including child-content moderation SaaS GoBubble (GoBubbleWrap), to further develop our privacy-preserving age estimation technology so that it can accurately [...]
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 [...]