KYC for the UK
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AI-powered KYC
for the UK

Financial services have to comply with KYC requirements overseen by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). At Onfido we help over 1000 businesses navigate KYC and AML requirements, build best-in-class onboarding experiences, and stop sophisticated fraud — all in one, end-to-end platform.

How can Onfido
help your business?

Onboarding Customers

Navigate FCA requirements

Meet due diligence KYC requirements with document, biometric, and data validation solutions.

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Navigate Compliance

Convert more applicants

Build delightful onboarding experiences that maximise conversion.

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Detect Fraud

Prevent sophisticated fraud

Stop fraud rings and other forms of sophisticated fraud.

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Reduce Complexity

Automate onboarding processes

Reduce the cost of identity verification workflows with an end-to-end platform.

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What are KYC regulations in the UK?

For financial services the UK recognises the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as the "international standard setter" for AML and KYC requirements. There are various UK laws that govern AML and KYC requirements, primarily:

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Identity verification solutions for the UK

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Document and Biometric Verification

Have confidence in your customer’s identity by verifying 2500+ UK and global photo IDs. Powered by Atlas™ AI, our Onfido document verification uses advanced techniques to assess documents for authenticity. 

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Onfido Studio

Build identity verification workflows according to your needs in our drag-and-drop orchestration tool. Users are automatically routed to the path that makes the most sense for them to maximise conversion and minimise risk.

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Smart Capture SDK

Smart Capture

Make document and biometric capture seamless with our Smart Capture SDKs. They feature glare and blur detection, multi-frame image capture, and WCAG AA accessibility features.

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Data Verification

Validate user-submitted data against a range of trusted data sources globally and locally. Choose a range of database verification methods including Identity Record, PEPs and Sanctions Watchlists, and more.

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Fraud Detection

Fraud Detection Signals

Analyse passive fraud signals like phone and device intelligence to catch organised fraud without introducing additional user friction.

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Onfido is built around privacy and security

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SOC 2 Type II compliance

Strong safeguarding protocols keep customer data safe.

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Certified to ISO 27001

Under certificate number IS 660122.

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ICO Regulatory Sandbox partner

We defined our approach to algorithmic bias and data processing with the ICO.

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GDPR compliance

Hundreds of businesses stay GDPR compliant when using our solutions.

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