Bloom Money Selects OCR Labs Global for Digital ID Verification

04 Aug, 2022
Matt Ingman
  • Launching at the end of summer, Bloom Money is an app built for diaspora communities to help people manage their money simply and transparently.
  • “OCR Labs Global is the only vendor who could accurately recognise people of different ethnicities and do liveness verification” - Nina Mohanty, Co-Founder of Bloom Money.
  • OCR Labs Global will support onboarding Bloom Money customers from all over the world who have chosen the UK as their home.

London, UK. 4th August 2022: OCR Labs Global, a world leader in digital ID verification, has partnered with Bloom Money, a new app designed for diaspora communities to manage their finances. OCR Labs Global will support Bloom Money to onboard new customers using its fully-automated biometric verification, document verification and reauthentication technologies.

Bloom Money is a community-led approach to financial services, building upon tried and tested ways of community money management currently used worldwide. The app provides a convenient and ethical rotating savings club for every community, whether it is known as contributions, ajo, hagbad or pardna. Its technology emphasises trust, transparency, and tradition.

According to Eurostat and the ONS, it is estimated that over 100m people will enter the UK and Europe by 2040. Bloom Money sees a European market potential of £26bn over the next 20 years to serve diaspora communities. With millions of people moving to Europe, many different cultures and ethnicities have to be considered, and thousands of forms of ID.

Nina Mohanty, Co-Founder of Bloom Money, said, “OCR Labs Global is the only vendor who could accurately recognise people of different ethnicities and do liveness verification. I’ve had my own experiences of not being recognised by technology, and the ability to do this is critical to the business we are building. OCR Labs Global also validates documentation, verifying over 16,000 documents from more than 230 countries and principalities. They are the best fit for what we are building at Bloom, to make it easier for anyone who has moved to the UK not to have to leave tradition behind. Bloom is designed to help them build wealth for future generations.”

Russ Cohn, General Manager International for OCR Labs, added, “Bloom Money is building an app that is going to make the management of a rotating savings club far simpler and transparent for many communities. At OCR Labs Global, we are also making verification simple and transparent for the businesses we partner with. We believe that proving who your customers are shouldn’t be a barrier to scale. No matter who or where you are, you should be able to remotely verify your identity with just your ID and a smartphone. We’re excited for the launch of Bloom Money and the results we’ll accomplish together.”

Using its proprietary technology, OCR Labs Global solves significant challenges, including identity fraud and regulatory compliance. The end-to-end solution supports Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations and improves customer identity verification while reducing fraud.

OCR Labs Global already supports clients across many industries, including governments, fintech, crypto and a variety of platform-based businesses, such as SaaS providers. Customers include Cognito, Reed, Tru Narrative, ZIP, Coinmetro and many other customers and partners.

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About OCR Labs Global

OCR Labs Global is focused on making identity verification effortless through technology. We build intelligent tools that protect users from identity fraud while enabling a seamless identity experience. We’re focused on removing the burden of identity verification for our customers so they can focus on scaling their business without the compliance & operational overheads.

OCR Labs Global uses advanced image analysis and deep learning technology to accelerate good users and stay ahead of fraudsters. We securely verify your users in seconds with just their ID and a smartphone - from anywhere in the world. We verify 16,000+ documents in over 230 countries and principalities - more than any other identity verification provider.

Our verification solution is used by start-ups through global enterprises, including Westpac, the Australian Government, Vodafone, ZIP, BMW and ANZ. Founded in Australia in 2018, OCR Labs is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Australia, Turkey and North America.

OCR Labs Global Certifications

OCR Labs Global meets the most stringent privacy, data protection, security, resilience standards and global digital identity trust frameworks - including Australian TDIF accreditation as an Identity Service Provider, SOC Type 1 & 2 and ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, 27701, 29100, 22301, 30107-3 (covering both PAD level 1 and 2), 19795 and 9001. OCR Labs Global is ranked #1 globally for the detection of real and fraudulent individuals.

About Bloom Money

Bloom Money is an app built to help people manage their money in a simple, transparent way for diaspora communities. Bloom started with a simple question: How can financial services better serve diaspora communities? The best place to start was by asking our customers. And they told us they want fair and transparent financial services that they can share with their friends and family.

That’s what Bloom is a community-led approach to financial services, building upon tried and tested ways of money management currently used worldwide.

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