The identity verification specialist formerly known as miiCard has launched its new income verification solution. The ID Co.has leveraged bank data, its own unique algorithms, and a comprehensive data-set to build a solution that enables lenders to get a better accounting of a loan applicant’s income.
“Once again, the capabilities of bank data have allowed us to build a new tool that is unrivaled and unparalleled anywhere in the market,” The ID Co. CEO James Varga said. “We know the challenges that banks and lenders have in accurately establishing applicant income, and now, using our experience in bank data, we have a solution that will present this information in mere seconds.”
To use the new tool, participating banks run application data through The ID Co.’s Income Verification API. The solution provides a calculated salary amount, with the option to factor in benefits, and a confidence score. The technology is especially helpful for lenders working with thin file customers and other borrowers without a significant credit history. The ID Co.’s Income Verification solution also provides information such as material supplemental income and changes to an applicant’s salary or wages over time.
“We’ve known for some time that this would be of value to banks and lenders and have worked tirelessly to ensure that this product fits their requirements,” The ID Co. Product Owner Helen Stewart said. “The solution has already been highly commended by banks and lenders that have trialled using it.”
The ID Co. (as miicard) demonstrated its Identity-as-a-Service technology at FinovateFall 2013. More recently, the company unveiled its DirectID Decisioning Platform and DirectID Insights, an online decisioning solution for underwriters, fraud analysts, and credit risk officers. The tool requires no integration, and provides prepackaged reports for lenders and underwriters to help them make better lending decisions faster while reducing operational costs.
Last fall, The ID Co. launched its consumer app, NoMo. The mobile app leverages Open Banking to enable users to conduct basic financial cashflow tracking. This includes cash-flow averaging, spending recommendations, personalized updates, as well as a financial performance overview.
Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, The ID Co. has raised $9.1 million in funding. The company includes New Wave Ventures, Par Equity, and angel investor Rob Dobson among its investors.