miiCard Builds on Recent Momentum and Vision for Linking Physical and Digital Identity with myrentalcv Partnership

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Leading Edinburgh startups partner to disrupt the private rental market; Follows miiCard growth in financial industry and U.S.

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With miiCard’s online identity proofing service built-in, myrentalcv is the most trusted screening platform available to agents and property owners today.

Online identity proofing service miiCard today announced that it will help power ID verification for myrentalcv’s tenant screening platform to ensure quick and secure references for agents and landlords. myrentalcv is changing the traditional letting model by bringing together all the essential tenant information thatagents need to quickly and securely make a decision about a tenant’s suitability online. This partnership builds on recent miiCard customer announcements, its selection to new U.S FinTech incubator SixThirty, and the company being named the fastest growing startup in Edinburgh by Mattermark.

“To complete any high value transactions online, it is critical to first make a direct connection between one’s physical identity and digital persona,” said miiCard CEO James Varga. “We are excited about myrentalcv’s approach to changing the rental industry, and we are pleased that our identity proofing solution will help secure an environment so that agents and tenants can confidently connect and rent properties online.”

myrentalcv brings together all the information required to rent a property conveniently and securely in one place. miiCard confirms a tenant’s identity to the same level as an offline ID check, but purely online and in just minutes. Tenants need only set it up once, then they can aggregate information over time to use as a comprehensive and up-to-date means of demonstrating suitability for future rentals. myrentalcv partnered with miiCard to reduce the administrative overhead associated with in-person ID document checks and combat fraud from reliance on data checks, while making it easy for agents to review and approve potential tenants purely online.

“Gathering and supplying tenant information is often a fragmented and disjointed experience that takes too much time and money for letting agents and tenants,” explained Chris Smith, marketing manager of myrentalcv. “With miiCard’s online identity proofing service built-in, myrentalcv is the most trusted screening platform available to agents and property owners today.”

This most recent partnership builds on a number of new miiCard deployments in the financial service industry, including Bitcoin exchanges btcQuick and Bittylicious, home sale solution Allre, bank service ClearAccount, and expense tracking platform Xpenditure. miiCard is also the only European company selected to join new U.S. FinTech incubator SixThirty, founded by Square co-founder Jim McKelvey. Together, these announcements helped miiCard to be named the fastest growing startup in Edinburgh by venture capital research firm Mattermark.

“The desire for trust online and the need for secure online ID verification have helped make this a year of tremendous growth and momentum for miiCard,” continued Varga. “We are honoured that others have recognised our work, and we look forward to continue combating fraud online through our trusted identity solution.”

miiCard’s Level of Assurance 3+ identity verification and authentication service leverages the authority and security inherent in a member’s online financial accounts to prove identity to a passport standard providing a direct, online replacement for in-person photo ID checks with no document uploads or scans required. The miiCard platform offers a wide range of features including identity proofing, personal data, strong multi-factor authentication, financial transaction data and security available through simple API’s and hosted services.

For consumers, miiCard is a global Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID) service providing the convenience, control, ease and flexibility of a single trusted identity that can be used across the web. miiCard is available in ten countries and can verify over 350 million people today.

About myrentalcv

myrentalcv is a web-app that empowers a tenant to obtain, compile and share all the details required to demonstrate suitability for a rental property quickly and efficiently online. With myrentalcv, tenants can build their rental CV in minutes, updating it at the end of each tenancy with ratings from agents, thus providing a more accurate and complete representation of their rental history. For letting agents, property professionals and employers, myrentalcv presents the opportunity to decrease administration and cost for the referencing process and hence increase the speed of tenant check-in from enquiry.

About miiCard

miiCard is a consumer centric global online identity service (IDaaS) platform that establishes true trust online by guaranteeing an individual’s identity to the level of an offline photo ID check, completely online and in just minutes. miiCard helps businesses eliminate fraud, reduce manual processing costs, and prevent high rates of dropout when offline identity checks are required. A member-driven service, based on the principles of Bring Your Own Identity, miiCard empowers consumers to proactively manage their digital identity, build trust online, and trade and transact with confidence. miiCard is available in ten countries and can verify over 350 million people today.

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