About us and our services


Cloudcheck is the leading Electronic Identity Verification and anti-money laundering solutions software for New Zealand and Australia. Providing a multitude of ways for businesses to securely verify clients, from biometrics/facial recognition or driver licence, passport & MRZ checks, to global PEP and sanction checks. We provide you with access to government and global databases, ensuring you are utilising the most reliable and live data available. Our innovative technology confirms your clients are who they say they are, all within a matter of seconds.

2022 - GBG | Cloudcheck

Verifi Identity Services (‘Verifi’), creator of New Zealand & Australia’s leading identity verification software Cloudcheck, was acquired by GBG Group plc, the global expert in digital location, identity, and identity fraud software. The acquisition brings enhancements to Verifi Identity Services with GBG’s location and fraud compliance offerings and a larger potential for clients looking to verify customers from around the world, as well as APAC.

2022 – Cloudcheck’s 10 Year Anniversary

Verifi celebrate 10 successful years since they first launched.

2021 – Ministry of Health & My Covid Record

In the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ministry of Health work with Verifi, utilising Cloudcheck to enable vaccinated New Zealanders to easily sign up for their My Covid Record using their driver licence or passport,  to gain access to their Covid-19 Vaccination Pass.

2021 – Akahu

Verifi partner with Akahu, allowing businesses to directly verify customers using their bank account.

2020 – International Databases, and Ministry of Health

Verifi adds international databases to it’s services, allowing businesses to verify clients from around the world. Verifi also aid Ministry of Health by providing their technology to enable New Zealand businesses to create a QR poster for the NZ Covid Tracer app by entering their driver licence details.

2019 – Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Verifi ranked 281st in APAC, and 18th in New Zealand on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific.

2018 – DVS Gateway Provider

Verifi becomes a Document Verification Service Gateway Service Provider, gaining access to official Australian identity document data. This authorisation meant that Verifi became the only New Zealand company to have direct access to New Zealand and Australian Government Passport data.

2018 – Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Verifi ranked 154th in APAC, and 6th in New Zealand on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific.

2017 – Cloudcheck Live Launch

After a success with Cloudcheck Go, Cloudcheck Live is launched. An add on service that allows businesses to verify customers through use of biometrics and facial recognition.

2016 – Cloudcheck Go Launch

After continuous enhancements along with client feedback, Verifi create and launch a new service, Cloudcheck Go. Allowing businesses to send their customers a secure link to self-verify in their own time, from anywhere, on any device.

2014 – PEP & Sanction Checks

Verifi launches their PEP & Sanction checks service, allowing business to verify clients against global politically exposed persons and sanction lists.

2013 – NZ Passport Database Access

Verifi become the first non-government organisation to gain access to the New Zealand Passport database, enabling secure and reliable identity checks.

2013 – NZ AML Legislation

New Zealand’s AML/CFT legislation came into effect on 30 June 2013, Verifi’s first customers were using Cloudcheck to streamline their onboarding in the weeks leading to this date.

2012 - Verifi History

Verifi Identity Services was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2012 by legal and financial services professionals Tyler McNamee and Vincent McCartney, and interactive pioneers Karl von Randow and Matthew Buchanan of Cactuslab.

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)

Press Release: GBG acquires Cloudcheck

GBG acquires Cloudcheck, the market leader in electronic identity verification and anti-money laundering solutions in New Zealand.

GBG Group plc (AIM:GBG), the expert in digital location, identity and identity fraud software, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verifi Identity Services Limited commonly known as “Cloudcheck”, a leading provider of electronic Identity Verification (IDV), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solutions in New Zealand.

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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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