International ID Checks
Ours is a small practice offering outsource finance function services to UK subsidiaries or branches of (mainly) US parent companies. Invariably all directors and shareholders are US citizens and in many cases we never meet them in person, although we deal with them frequently by telephone and email. Historically the lengths we go to to meet our Know Your Client responsibilities have been time-consuming, costly and not very client-friendly and we are trying to finesse things. Does anyone have a view on how far online ID checks such as from Veriphy go towards satisfying the ID verification requirements for overseas individuals?