About us and our services

Verifi Identity Services

Verifi Identity Services Limited (“Verifi”) is a leading provider of online electronic identity verification (“EV”) solutions for companies requiring real-time online verification of their customers.

In 2018 & 2019, Verifi placed highly in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific.

Verifi was founded in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand by legal and financial services professionals Tyler McNamee and Vincent McCartney, and interactive pioneers Karl von Randow and Matthew Buchanan of Cactuslab. Together they provide over 30 years of global financial services experience and 30 years of modern, functional and accessible web solutions.

Vincent McCartney — Managing Director

Vincent is a financial services professional with more than 15 years’ experience in retail and wholesale financial markets across the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has significant expertise in developing opportunities in the financial services market and implementing large-scale wholesale partners across Australia and New Zealand. Vincent has developed, launched and managed several successful financial trading products and project managed the roll-out of business-critical online trading platforms, including client migration and integration of equity trading into large banks.

Tyler McNamee — General Counsel

Tyler has 20+ years’ corporate, commercial and financial services legal experience in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In addition to his role with Verifi, he has had roles in both private practice and in-house, including 10 years as Head of Legal (APAC) for a global online financial services company.

Karl von Randow — CTO

Karl is a highly successful developer and co-owner of Cactuslab, a web and app development studio in Auckland. He is the creator of Charles Proxy, a popular debugging tool used by thousands of companies around the globe, and a co-founder of Camera+, one of the most popular apps in Apple’s iOS App Store. Karl runs Auckland’s monthly iOS development gatherings, and was previously involved as an organiser of the Auckland Web Meetup group. He is also a co-founder of Letterboxd, a social network for film lovers that launched in late 2011.

Matthew Buchanan — Creative Director

Matthew is a creative director, interface designer and typographer, and a co-founder of both Cactuslab and Letterboxd. He has a background in publication design, and has been designing and building for the web since 1994. Matthew is a Fellow of the Designer’s Institute of New Zealand, and spent six years between 2010 and 2017 as interactive judge (and then panel convenor) for our national design awards.

In the News

Electronic Identity Verification - ATTIC Magazine (July 2020)

Cloudcheck being used by the Ministry of Health - Scoop (18 June 2020)

Why law firms should embrace technology — NZ Lawyer (15 April 2020)

Lotto implement Cloudcheck — Reseller News (22 January 2018)

VAPO expand to Australian market using Cloudcheck

Secure age verification & seamless expansion

VAPO, New Zealand's largest specialist retailer of vaping products, provide locally made e-liquid and products from around the globe to serve kiwi’s looking to switch to a healthier alternative from cigarette smoking. With 21 stores nationwide and operations since 2016, they’ve become the most reputable supplier in the New Zealand market.

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NZ: Why you need to PEP & Sanction check your customers through an electronic identity verification provider - Not just a Google search

What is a PEP check/ PEP screening?

Here we take a look at what the requirements are, and why it’s crucial for you to be carrying out PEP & Sanction checks correctly.


Milford - From onboarding just 200 clients a month, to 2000 with Cloudcheck

Milford, the highly trusted KiwiSaver & wealth management company

Owned and supported by kiwis throughout New Zealand has been helping clients to manage their key investments and financial goals since 2003.

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AML & CFT Myth busting with Fiona Hall – AML/CFT Compliance Lawyer

We interviewed Fiona Hall, a lawyer who specialises in AML & CFT

Learn about the biggest misconceptions around anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism processes. 


The fintech launch everyone’s been waiting for has finally arrived – Dosh, the Kiwi instant payments platform

Dosh, the Kiwi open banking platform

Allowing you to pay everyone and anyone instantly, announced thier launched this week, and it’s supported by Cloudcheck.


''I have absolutely no intention of EVER switching providers.''

Jenine Colmore-Williams, Executive Director of Dimensions GRC. 

Dimension GRC are renown for being a third-party AML/ CFT solution provider, specialising in Consulting, Technology and Managed Services. 


Trailblazer Kiwi company Red Bird, launches BUCK™, powered by Cloudcheck

The newest payment app in NZ Fintech. 

Red Bird Ventures has just launched BUCK - the latest open banking & payment platform, and it’s powered by Cloudcheck.


“Cloudcheck is the most reliable Identity Verification provider”

Says Holland Beckett Law

Holland Beckett Law, the Bay of Plenty’s leading law firm, have been working with Cloudcheck for the past two years and say they chose Cloudcheck due to being the original provider offering automatic built-in PEP & Sanction checks.


TIC Co. choose Cloudcheck for second year running due to;

''Culturally aligned stances on how to treat people’s data’’

When looking for an AML/CFT identity verification provider to meet your compliance needs, there is a wide range of factors to take into account, with a main consideration for most companies being cost.


Accounting Firm Saves Thousands Using Cloudcheck

And Gains a Seamless Onboarding Process

EpsomTax.com© is a boutique property accounting firm in the heart of Auckland, providing a complete online accountancy solution to their clients.  


Cloudcheck Bring on Dosh

NZ's First Digital Wallet, Changing The Future of Electronic Payments 

When Shane Marsh and James McEniery returned from several years living in Singapore to find digital wallet technology did not yet exist in New Zealand, they decided to introduce it themselves.

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Biometrics - What are biometrics and how do they work?

You’re probably using biometrics every day already!

From photo tagging on social media, to unlocking your phone with facial recognition, biometrics have become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. We rely on them...


Proppy.co.nz use Cloudcheck to onboard customers in 2 minutes

Saving their team hours of work

Proppy.co.nz is New Zealand’s leading owned online auction provider. Established in 2015, Proppy.co.nz has removed the need for the traditional bricks and mortar offices, allowing them to reduce their costs and pass on the savings to their customers.

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Why You Should Be Electronically Verifying Your Customers Identity

Are you trapped in old ideas simply because you haven’t explored the new ones?

There’s a vast number of industries that need to meet their clients face to face to verify them, but what limitations does this make for business? What industries are still relying on these practises just because ‘’that’s how it’s always been done’’


Cloudcheck Partner with Akahu

Bringing clients secure checks directly from NZ banks

You asked, we listened. For the first time in NZ, you can now invite your customers to link their bank accounts to support onboarding and compliance processes...

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Cloudcheck Exhibiting at the AML Summit!

We are exhibiting at the AML Summit networking event 13th & 14th May 2021!

We are excited to be exhibiting at the AML Summit 2021, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, giving us the fantastic opportunity to meet with members of the industry and to understand their business needs...


Success at LawFest for Cloudcheck!

March 30th saw us exhibiting at NZ’s premier legal innovations and technology conference, LawFest!

We recently had the pleasure of exhibiting at LawFest, at the Cordis Hotel in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. The conference presented an opportunity to network with some of the most respected leaders...


Cloudcheck integration partners

As well as using Cloudcheck directly through one of our products, you can also access Cloudcheck through one of our integration partners. These companies have integrated Cloudcheck into their platforms to simplify your business processes.

Which each of the below, you still sign an agreement with Verifi but you can run your verifications through these platforms.


AMLU is an end to end AML/CFT software solution that enables Reporting Entities to implement day to day management, record keeping and reporting of AML/CFT compliance obligations.


FormsByAir and Cloudcheck improve customer onboarding by providing a seamless experience for data capture and identity verification. FormsByAir also offers workflow management and integration with your IT systems.

Jiggy Interactive

Jiggy Interactive's AML Synaptics platform is an AML case management tool specifically designed to meet legislative requirements around AML and risk management.


juniorPartner provides law practice management software designed by New Zealand lawyers for New Zealand lawyers. juniorPartner has partnered with Verifi to deliver Cloudcheck to its users.


LexisNexis is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. They have partnered with Verifi to deliver Cloudcheck to Lexis Affinity™ and LAWbase customers.


Spinika is the cloud-based client portal helping legal and other professional firms make communication with clients faster, easier, and more secure.

Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer fuels global commerce by enabling professionals in tax and accounting firms, governing authorities, and businesses of all sizes, to grow, manage, and protect their business and their clients’ businesses.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Verifi Identity Services has ranked number 281 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2019 (18th within New Zealand), a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years.

Verifi Identity Services grew 253% during this period.

Verifi Identity Services has ranked number 154 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2018 (6th within New Zealand), a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years.

Verifi Identity Services grew 481% during this period.

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Verifi have partnered with Akahu to provide New Zealand business access to quality data direct from New Zealand banks.

About Akahu

Akahu is New Zealand’s consumer data sharing platform.

For consumers, Akahu puts you in control of your personal data. Akahu makes it simple to access the data that organisations hold about you, and to share that data with trusted third parties.

For developers, Akahu enables your customers to seamlessly connect their data to your app through its APIs.

Find out more here.

Cloudcheck with Akahu

When your customer is progressing through the Cloudcheck ID verification process they are (optionally) redirected to Akahu and are asked to log into their bank account. Verifi never sees the customer's login credentials.

The data is extracted directly from their bank account and is used to verify the name & address on the bank account against the name & address your customer has supplied.

You are presented with the outcome of this matching process as well as the bank account number that was used.

This consent and access given is a one-time consent and can not be reused.

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