Scrive partners with Onfido for global identity verification
Integrating Onfido’s ID verification solution enables Scrive’s e-signature customers to perform online identity checks anywhere, anytime.
Stockholm, June 17 2020
Scrive today announced a partnership with Onfido, the global identity verification and authentication company, to give Scrive customers virtually global coverage for performing secure online identity checks.
Electronic identity (eID), a secure and user-friendly way for businesses to establish trust with their customers and partners in a digital environment, is well established in the Nordic countries, with growing adoption in Europe. Scrive provides many of these eID services within its e-signing and identification platforms. But most countries don’t have eID schemes, and Scrive’s customers do business all over the world. Onfido’s solution is an online alternative that accomplishes secure identity verification in 195 countries worldwide.
By integrating Onfido’s AI-powered technology, Scrive users are able to identify themselves by simply taking a photo of their government-issued ID and a selfie. Onfido first checks that the ID seems genuine and is not fraudulent, and then matches it to the user’s face. This ensures the person presenting the identity is its legitimate owner and is physically present. Users are able to start their digital journey anywhere, anytime, through a simple and user-friendly online experience that meets regulatory requirements.
With Scrive’s operations quickly expanding, both current and new customers will benefit from the fact that Onfido supports over 4,500 document types across 195 countries. The Onfido partnership opens new markets for both Scrive and its customers. As of today, Onfido is available in the Scrive eSign service and eID Hub identification platform.
“This is a game-changer for our customers”, says Scrive CEO Viktor Wrede. “In one quick leap, they now have a secure method for identifying their customers and partners almost anywhere in the world. When signing agreements, onboarding and performing high-risk transactions, the vast majority of countries don’t have a national eID like Swedish BankID. And even where eIDs are available, Onfido can provide an additional layer of security when required.”
As we move from a physical to a digital world, businesses shouldn’t have to choose between simple user experience and secure identity verification”, said Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder at Onfido. “We bring trust to digital interactions worldwide, and we’re very happy to be supporting Scrive’s rapid expansion into new markets. We pride ourselves on delivering seamless access to online services that both detects and prevents fraudulent attempts while enabling the business to scale.”
To learn more, join the upcoming webinar Digitally transforming identity and signatures on June 25 at 15:00 CEST, where Onfido and Scrive will discuss how anchoring users to a real identity at sign-up can enable a successful and secure, legally-binding electronic signature solution.
Onfido is the new standard for digital access. The company uses AI to verify any photo ID and then compares it with the person’s facial biometrics. This use of AI means that businesses no longer need to compromise on customer experience, conversion, privacy or security.
Recognised as a global leader in artificial intelligence for identity verification and authentication, Onfido is backed by TPG Growth, Crane Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund, and others. With approximately 400 employees spread across seven countries, Onfido has raised $200m in funding and powers digital access for some of the world’s largest companies.
A leader in digitalisation since 2010, Scrive’s cloud-based platform provides agreement lifecycle automation powered by electronic signatures and identification solutions. More than 3,000 customers worldwide rely on Scrive to sign agreements with and identify their own customers and partners, driving security, compliance, data quality and customer experience. Scrive is headquartered in Stockholm and has over 100 employees.
Viktor Wrede, CEO: [email protected]