Snappcar selects Onfido to power international expansion

July 19, 2018 Niamh Cassidy

Snappcar selects Onfido to power international expansion with trusted Identity Verification
Dutch car-sharing company chooses Onfido for its long-term scalability and smooth user experience 

Onfido has partnered with car-sharing platform Snappcar to verify its users in The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Snappcar joins Onfido’s growing roster of leading clients in the P2P car sharing space, including Drivy, BlaBlaCar, EasyCar and Turo.

Snappcar, ‘the Airbnb for cars’, launched in 2011 and now services 400,000 users in 4 countries across Europe. Car owners who use the platform recoup the cost of their vehicle by renting it out when it would otherwise sit unused. Having recently moved into new European markets, Snappcar partnered with Onfido to support its plans for further international expansion.

Onfido’s technology will empower Snappcar to scale by verifying the identities of users signing up to the platform in a rapid and robust way. Snappcar users can simply upload a photo of an identity document to complete the verification process, allowing more people to join the service more quickly. 

Onfido’s ability to service global users by accepting 600 document types across 192 territories was a key consideration for Snappcar in choosing a partner. The company’s use of machine learning – enabling them to grow quickly into new territories – was a particularly important factor and one that Snappcar’s previous provider was unable to offer.

“Onfido improves the speed of our identity verification process. They enable us to be much more flexible in adapting the verification criteria, which means a better verification experience for our international userbase.” said Erica Rasch, Product Owner at Snappcar. 

“We are very happy to be supporting Snappcar’s global growth”, said Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder at Onfido.  “We bring trust to digital interactions worldwide, and we’re excited to be partnering with a company that’s equally ambitious. We pride ourselves on delivering an experience that’s as rapid as it is robust, and look forward to helping Snappcar welcome more users onboard, wherever in the world they are.”

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