Identity verification firm eyes international debut

Businesses in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria, will soon be able to verify the identities of individuals online using identity verification service, ThisIsMe.Mark_Chirnside

This is the word from CEO Mark Chirnside, who says his business will expand into those regions in the next few months, with progress in Australia and New Zealand already in the advanced stages.

“In Australia and New Zealand we have already been contracted, we are just going through the process of getting up and going,” he says. “Next week, we’ve got a decision-making process on Nigeria, and I’m sure it will go favourably.”

Cape Town-based ThisIsMe provides a business solution and app – available on iOS and Android’s Play Store – to verify an individual’s identity to other individuals, businesses, financial institutions and regulators. It does so using links to the Department of Home Affairs and the major banks, says Chirnside.