Remote ID verification rolled out to 70 Connells branches

8 April 2020 | General

Tech firm Credas implemented its remote identity verification software in 70 offices on behalf of UK estate agent Connells this week.

Connells, which has 600 branches around the UK, closed its offices temporarily on March 31.

The agency requested more remote solutions as a result of the crisis.

Rhys David, chief executive of Credas, said: “Our ID verification technology means that Connells can carry out their legal due diligence requirements, such as Anti-Money Laundering checks, from anywhere at any time.

“For those property agents working from home, we’re delighted that we can help them continue business as usual for their customers, and our team have been working hard to ensure that we could have this ready for them in a very short space of time – rolling out to 70 branches in just seven days.

“We’re proud to have been working with Connells on their identity checks for some time now and we hope that the rapid uptake of our remote technology – particularly in the mortgage and conveyancing offices – goes some way towards allowing the business to adapt and thrive during this otherwise very unusual time.”

Credas has seen identity verifications increase by nearly 30% UK-wide in the past eight weeks as businesses nationwide move to work remotely.

Its remote solutions include identity verification, DocuSign technology and Cloud storage.

This post has originally been featured in Property Wire.