Hello Monzo Community.
I know people will have arguments about this but please read. Yoti is a phone ID based service on your phone. You basically add your ID like a Drivers License or a Passport to the app and it’ll check it. Once done, it’ll be added to your Yoti account as a form of ID.
Now I don’t see why Yoti shouldn’t be an option when opening a bank account (especially with Monzo.) - I get it. Monzo wants to keep things on the legal side and I respect that. Yoti is already identified by many businesses online and in person, such as Tesco’s.
Now you may be thinking, Yoti could be risky. Because all you have to do is take a picture and it can easily be modified, changed or anything. This is wrong.
Yoti (like Monzo) uses special technology to identify true and false ID’s. You have to take a picture from the app itself. You can’t get a photo from your galley, you have to take it in real-time. Before creating a Yoti account, you have to use live-detection software which asks you to move your head from your life camera from your phone.
You can’t take a picture of your ID on a digital screen like a phone or monitor and you can’t take a photo of real or modified ID from a printed piece of paper. Your ID has to be there like Monzo asks you to do when creating an account.
I think Yoti would be a good way to go in a future idea for Monzo.
Before you make any comments, please consider looking into what Yoti is.
Here is a sample of what your ID will look like.
Depending on the information banks need to verify your identity they can choose from unlimited options such as your full name, date of birth, address (this will help as proof of your address) your picture and so on.
I think it’s a good and safe way to share your information online and I think banks should take a look into this.
Anyways, thought this would be a good idea that Monzo and Yoti work together in the future.
Stay safe everyone.