Experian recognised with Government Trust Framework Certification

Experian has today been recognised for its market leading identity verification technology and solutions, achieving certification through the Government’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF).

The framework outlines the Government’s vision and rules for the future use of digital identities, with the ambition to make it easier and simpler for individuals to prove who they are using modern technology, as well as setting new and transparent standards for providers verifying identity to meet.

Following ongoing assessment of its services by independent certification bodies, Experian has now been recognised as a certified Digital Identity Service Provider (IDSP) for Right to Work, Right to Rent, and DBS checks.

It is the first Credit Reference Agency (CRA) to have achieved certification and has been certified against the highest number of medium and high strength use profiles of any provider to date.

By supporting verification routes through both Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) and Document Checking, Experian identity verification solutions will help increase consumer inclusion, meaning more people can verify their identity and access services digitally.

Eduardo Castro, Managing Director, Identity and Fraud, Experian UK&I, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the leading providers of verification services in the UK.

“The framework – and the certification – is a vital step in helping to improve access to digital services for everyone. Millions of people will require Right to Rent and Right to Work checks this year, as well as access to other services.

“Being a Certified IDSP with several approaches to verification means we can help more consumers access digital services, verifying their identities easily and securely, giving confidence to both the organisation and the individual.

“The certification is a result of much hard work by the team and acknowledges our ongoing commitment to the very highest standards in compliance and regulatory requirements.”

The Government recommends organisations, landlords and employers use a certified IDSP when carrying out identity verification checks, helping to provide confidence that their chosen provider meets the standards and criteria laid out in the framework. The certification will be renewed on a biannual basis to ensure standards continue to be met.

It was recently announced that Experian verification solutions will be used in the Scottish Government’s Digital Identity Service, which aims to make accessing online public services easier and simpler, by enabling users to use one account to securely login to a variety of services.

As well as verification services, Experian is also a market leader in fraud prevention technology and Know Your Customer (KYC) validation, helping businesses meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Earlier this year, it launched Experian Fraud Score, the next generation in fraud prevention services allowing organisations of all sizes to have access to an advanced fraud prevention system ‘out-of-the-box.’