We’re delighted to be shortlisted. It provides further validation of the need to create a system of trust online - James Varga
Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) May 28, 2012
Online identity verification service miiCard has been nominated for three categories in the 2012 ScotlandIS Digital Technology awards – ‘Best New Product or Service’, ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Technology Innovation in Financial Services’ categories.
James Varga, miiCard’s CEO says: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for three awards - it’s a real honour to be up there with Scotland’s top digital technology companies. For the team it is recognition of all their hard work and provides further validation of the need to create a system of trust online.”
This news follows a period of sustained growth for miiCard as market demand for proving real identities online continues to build. miiCard recently secured $2.5 million (£1.6 million) from a mix of angel and venture capital investment groups. The funding will be used to accelerate the growth and adoption of miiCard’s “digital passport” amongst businesses and consumers, and support their expansion into the US.
The award ceremony will be held on Thursday 21 June 2012 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow showcasing excellence within Scotland’s digital technology industries and rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses, large and small. The shining stars of the Scottish technology industry will all be in attendance to celebrate the achievements of their peers in the industry.
miiCard (My Internet Identity) is an innovation in online identity verification and financial services that allows a consumer to prove, for the first time, their real identity to bank regulation standard (Anti-Money Laundering - AML and Know Your Customer- KYC), without the need for a physical ID check and will be used to support the full sale of financial products purely on the Internet.
Currently supporting seven countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand, miiCard’s online identity verification service is being used by individuals to prove ‘they are who they say they are’ on a range of websites where a high level of trust is needed including social and professional networks, online dating, auction and classifieds sites.