Veratad Technologies and Bank Kernel to Help Fintechs with Launching Products in Compliant Manner

Veratad Technologies, an international provider of identity verification services, has fully integrated with Kernel Edge Technologies Ltd, (also known as Bank Kernel). Together, they plan to assist Fintech customers with getting to market in a fast and efficient manner.

With the Bank Kernel Fintech Development Kit (FDK), businesses or companies are able to develop customer experiences which include reliable identity verification services and full current and checking accounts, digital wallets, debit or credit cards and foreign exchange (FX) solutions.

Bank Kernel provides a suite of microservices, management apps, and white-label-ready user experiences to assist Fintech founders with managing retail banking account products. The FDK includes secure web apps and native mobile banking experiences for clients, administrative tools for account management and a core banking engine which integrates with various Fintech API providers.

The software suite includes Veratad’s identity verification solutions for easy client onboarding and KYC/AML compliance management, all provided via a single integration in a seamless manner.

John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad Technologies, stated:

“Veratad is thrilled to work with Bank Kernel on this revolutionary bank-in-a-box concept. Bank Kernel gives fintechs everything they need to create and market a full-scale product, from mobile and web apps to extensive banking capabilities and risk management tools. Digital identity verification is a must-have as the financial industry seeks to modernize onboarding and provide a smooth customer experience, and we are eager for our solutions to continue playing a part in that innovation.”

Veratad and Bank Kernel integrate solutions to and from different partner firms through the FDK, like directly linking to Railsbank’s open finance platform to offer users with bank accounts, digital wallets, Mastercard or Visa integrations, FX and various other services. The kit has been developed  to scale, with a tech suite that may be licensed and used as is or customized to address the requirements of Fintech firms.

Nigel Reading, Head of Business Development, Bank Kernel, remarked:

“Our mission at Bank Kernel is to provide fintech founders who may not have a technology team, nor a lot of money to spend, with solutions and guidance enabling them to build, launch and scale. We know that regulated markets like Financial Services require robust AML and KYC solutions, and that verifying the identity of customers around the globe takes real innovation and flexibility. We are immensely proud to have Veratad’s world-class AML and KYC tools built into the suite.”

Neofin Ventures is one example of a Fintech that was able to achieve quick development and market entry by using the Bank Kernel FDK (including Veratad’s identity solutions), for their application-based e-current account product, known as Unizest.

The customers continue to use the suite to offer an e-current account experience, which is meant to improve the process of opening a bank account for international students and migrant workers coming to the UK.

The Unizest proposition means that a dependable digital application process will be offered so that onboarding clients to the UK becomes easier.

Matt Oldham, CEO at Unizest, added:

“Authentication and KYC compliance management are essential to the modern onboarding process for banks and financial institutions. Veratad’s advanced solutions have a flexibility to them that makes it easy to integrate via Bank Kernel without any red tape. Unizest is glad to have access to their identity verification tools as we seek to simplify account onboarding for newcomers to the UK.”

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