OneSpan Identity Verification​ Datasheet

Acquire more customers, reduce abandonment and mitigate fraud with digital identity verification services


Reduced Friction
  • Select the best check types for your demographic to optimize adoption rates. Add new check types as they come to market.
Global Coverage
  • Don’t settle for a single provider with limited coverage. OneSpan Identity Verification checks are available globally, so you can acquire customers in every region your business serves.
Auditable & Enforceable
  • Capture a single and complete audit trail tied to the entire transaction.
Single Company
  • Reap the benefits of a single API integration, SLA, and vendor with deep financial services experience.

Identity matters in today’s remote world. With data breaches and identity theft on the rise, businesses need to determine if someone is who they claim to be online. But, trying to mitigate risk using manual or inadequate customer identification checks is both costly and time consuming, resulting in inaccurate verification results or increased fraud losses. In addition, lengthy verification processes requiring offline steps cause customer friction, ultimately hurting your customer acquisition efforts – and bottom line.

A “Hub” Mentality

OneSpan Identity Verification gives you access to a wide range of identity verification services – all through a single API integration. That way, you can select the best check types for your use case and channel to maximize pass rates while minimizing risk. This enables you to balance the need to provide a great customer experience with one that mitigates exposure to identity fraud.

How Identity Document Verification Works

ID document verification plays an essential role in new account opening, onboarding, and financial agreement processes. The goal is to capture, extract, and analyze ID data in order to authenticate government-issued identity documents. This helps discern between what is real and what is fraudulent. 

Using a built-in camera on your mobile device, identity documents can be authenticated in real-time and within seconds. For the consumer, the experience is quick and simple. For financial services providers, the technology speeds up account opening, lending, and financing while protecting against fraud and reducing abandonment rates. 

The Benefits of Biometric Verification

Verifying an identity document alone is not enough when it comes to creating a trusted online identity profile. Biometric verification provides an additional layer of trust via a live selfie that is then compared to the image presented in the identity document. Liveness detection, such as a smile, helps to detect spoofing attacks like videos, face masks, or photos of photos.

Single API Integration

ID document verification

ID document verification

Biometric verification

Biometric facial comparison

Knowledge-based authentication (KBA)

Knowledge-based authentication

One-time passcode

One-time passcode

Trusted identity network

Trusted identity network

AI-powered analytics

AI-powered analytics

Knowledge-based authentication (KBA)

Optical character recognition

Fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) screening

Liveness detection

Name Matching

Name matching

Audit Trail

Audit trail

Why OneSpan Identity Verification?

Financial institutions must follow stringent procedures to verify the customer’s identity. OneSpan Identity Verification provides a multi-layered approach that aligns with recommended standards for customer verification. The “one-to-many” integration approach results in higher pass rates and enables failover if an identity check fails or is unavailable. This, in turn, eliminates the need for manual intervention and reduces customer abandonment.

Earn Consumer Trust 

Organizations that fail to earn the trust of consumers risk losing that business. Unfortunately, inadequate ID verification services are often easily exploited by fraudsters and erode consumer trust. That’s why you need multi-layered identity and risk-based authentication solutions that can tell the difference between a customer and a bad actor, from account origination to ongoing maintenance – and every transaction in between.

Key Features

  • Identity Document Verification: Checks that the ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, government ID) is legitimate
  • Biometric Verification: Uses selfies to establish that the person presenting the ID is the same individual whose portrait appears on the ID
  • Liveness Detection: Determines whether a selfie is genuine by detecting spoofing attacks like face masks, or photos of photos
  • Knowledge-based Authentication (KBA): Generates “out of wallet” questions based on information in the applicant’s personal credit file
  • One-time Passcode (OTP) Verification: Transmits a single-use passcode via SMS or email to the applicant during the verification process
  • Trusted Identity Network: Enable your customers to use their existing credentials with another provider to verify their identity and reduce friction during onboarding
  • AI-powered Analytics: Accurately verify documents across the globe by harnessing the power of AI – including computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms designed to detect fraudulent IDs
  • Frictionless Name Matching: Minimize name match failures due to special characters, maiden/married names, and sub-optimal OCR, while ensuring that the identity being presented is not fraudulent

The OneSpan Difference

  • Access multiple checks via a single API integration
  • White label the experience to ensure trust across the transaction
  • Maximize pass rates by selecting the optimal check types
  • Capture consent with built-in e-signature capabilities
  • Strengthen enforceability with a single audit trail tied to the entire transaction