It has recently been confirmed that Yoti, the digital identity company, have agreed a partnership to help expand UK Post Office’s presence in the identity services market with the roll-out of a suite of online and in-branch products.
The Post Office’s rollout includes a free-to use app that will combine customers’ personal data and biometrics to create a secure, reusable ID on their phone as well as in-branch services for those customers who do not have access to a smartphone or who prefer face-to-face contact when asked to confirm their identity.
The partnership will also connect Post Office customers with online businesses, by enabling companies to use Post Office and Yoti identity verification services for fraud detection, E-signatures and customer authentication services, using secure biometric face matching and liveness detection.
Combining Yoti’s technology with Post Office’s extensive branch network, this further expansion into the identity services market is part of the latter’s efforts to adapt to the digital age whilst ensuring it continues to offer customers choice as to how they transact.
Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti, remarked: “I’m proud to announce Yoti’s partnership with the Post Office, together we’ll make it simpler and safer to prove who you are and know who you’re dealing with, anywhere in the UK.
“Seven years ago, Yoti set out to fix the broken identity system. Trust is critical in the emerging digital ID space and our plan has always been to partner with the Post Office, which I believe is one of the most trusted brands in the UK.”