What ID checks do Vestd perform?

At Vestd we run ID checks against certain users of a company. In most cases, these are automated and carried out in the background, but if we can't get a good match you will be emailed asking for supporting documentation.

  • When a company joins Vestd we will run a check against the person setting up the company, we will also run an ID check against all Admin users of the company. (see below)
  • We also run checks against a company's Persons of Significant Control. These are people with a large shareholding or some other level of control over a company.

Directors, shareholders and view-only Admin users of a company won't get checked as they don't have the ability to make any changes, unless they fall into one of the categories above, or unless the Super User is not a Director, and then a Director ID document would also be required.

The ID checks we run are known as soft ID checks, these don't have an impact on your credit record.

For more information on the difference please take a look at Experian's guide.

Why does Vestd request ID verification for Admins?

Here at Vestd, we take your data protection and the management of your share schemes seriously. As an FCA-regulated company, we have a responsibility to know and verify anyone who has permissions that allow them to make changes to your sensitive information.


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