Global e-ID checks

Integral to Bonafidee's e-signing process, read more about our range of identity verification checks

In all circumstances, when our clients require important documents to be signed, our first priority is to establish that the intended signatory or signatories are who they say they are. 

As a highly secure, anti-fraud solution, Bonafidee’s global e-signature service uses multiple data sources to verify the signatory’s identity online.  Indeed, for the electronic signing process to stand up in a court of law, the following evidence is required to prove the identity of the signatory;

  • that the person was identified as who they said they were
  • as who you thought they were
  • that this same person had full intent to sign and had control of the process.

To read more about the legal enforceability of electronic signatures, click here.

As an essential security step within Bonafidee’s e-signing process, an electronic identity check (e-iD) is typically carried out on the intended signatory(ies).  Irrespective of their nationality or country of residence, Bonafidee uses trusted, independent data sources to validate a person’s identity.  To run the check, all that is required are some customer details (country of residence specific) typed into a simple online form.  Once the identity has been verified online, you are just a few clicks away from getting your document(s) signed.  

What checks are available?

UK Classic ID check

This check comprises of:

  • UK electoral roll and register                        
  • Financial records / Credit history        
  • Valid landline telephone number

A failed verification is likely to cause only inconvenience.


UK Enhanced ID check

This check comprises of:

  • UK electoral roll and register                        
  • Financial records / Credit history
  • Valid landline telephone number
  • HM Treasury Sanctions List
  • Compliant CIFAS fraud data
  • Any forwarding address links

There is substantial assurance that the individual’s real world identity is verified.


UK QNA ID check

The next generation of ID check enabling multi factor authentication.  Answers to a series of knowledge based questions are checked against a multitude of data sources, for example; Who do you bank with?  When did you switch gas utility provider? 

The individual’s real world identity is verified beyond reasonable doubt.


Global ID check

Bonafidee can be used to verify the identity of most people, most of the time.  Click here to view the list of countries covered in our Global ID checks.  Such checks are carried out in two stages:

Stage 1 - Does this person exist?

Basic information (full name, date of birth, home address, etc..) is requested for the individual. This is captured and the data checked against various official records (see below) to ascertain that the person exists.

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • National ID
  • Credit card

Stage 2 – Is this the person present?

According to the individual’s country of residence, various information is requested and checked against independent data sources.  This information may include, but is not limited to the following..

  • Financial records
  • Credit history
  • Citizen or residential files
  • Landline telephone directories

Bonafidee’s e-iD solution delivers many advantages over traditional methods:

  • Global ID search – search wider than just UK residents or passport holders
  • Compliant with regulations for anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC)
  • Multi-device friendly - simply and speedily verify and validate identities in seconds
  • 24/7 instant secure access – use anywhere and anytime
  • Meets increasing expectations for customer convenience
  • Removes the risk of lost, damaged or stolen documents
  • Choice of checks available to suit all circumstances

Call or enquire now

Call us on 0345 319 3075, or complete an enquiry form to find out more.