Verified.Me is a Canadian service to help you verify your digital identity so you can get things done fast online, in person and on the phone. Verified.Me helps you verify your digital identity quickly and securely using personal information that you consent to share from your Connections, such as your financial institution.
You always stay in control by choosing when to share your information and with whom, reducing unnecessary oversharing of personal information in order to access the services you want. The Verified.Me service is protected with strong security protocols to protect personal information from being identified, accessed or misused. Verified.Me uses blockchain technology to securely and privately transfer your personal information to trusted network participants, giving you easy access to the services you want, when you want them.
Download the Verified.Me app for the full experience or access the digital identity service through a browser-based version on participating service provider websites.
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Verified.Me offers a secure and convenient way to help Canadians verify their digital identities
The Verified.Me service was developed in cooperation with seven of Canada’s major financial institutions – BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, National Bank of Canada, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. The Verified.Me network continues to evolve, with plans of adding new identity providers and service providers to make your life easier.
Learn more about the roles the network participants play here.
“As Canadians increasingly turn to digital channels, it’s important to continue to develop solutions that create a more seamless way for Canadians to get access to the products and services they need. With Verified.Me, Canadians can now have an easier and more secure way to share their personal information, and it puts them in control to share that information when and how they want.” –Brett Pitts, Chief Digital Officer, BMO Financial Group.
“This initiative will play a critical role in further meeting consumer expectations for privacy and trust when transacting digitally. We are proud to be part of this effort and are looking forward to the enhanced experiences and benefits for CIBC clients.” – Greg Elcich, Vice President Enterprise Innovation, CIBC
“The issues with identity today would be impossible to tackle without strong industry collaboration. For us, the digital shift is about more than just technology – it’s a way of offering services designed to meet the needs and expectations of our members and clients. It’s an opportunity to make choices that will add value for them – and for society. By taking a network approach with Verified.Me, we provide our members with a stronger control over their information and the ability to use that information where and when they want, with peace of mind thanks to improved privacy and security.” – Yann Jodoin, Head of Payments and Everyday Banking, Desjardins
“What IBM is building with SecureKey and members of the digital identity ecosystem in Canada will help tackle the toughest challenges surrounding identity. This method is an entirely different approach to identity verification, and together with SecureKey, we have a head start on putting it on the blockchain. Verified.Me is a prime example of the type of innovation permissioned blockchain networks can accelerate.” – Marie Wieck, General Manager, IBM Blockchain
“Verified.Me uses blockchain technology to make the online identification process faster, more private and more secure for consumers. This solution aligns perfectly with National Bank’s commitment to providing a simple and unified digital experience.” – Lionel Pimpin, Senior Vice President, Digital Channels, National Bank of Canada
“Organizations and governments now have another legal and reliable option to get a document signed electronically by clients, consumers or citizens, using identities validated by trusted Canadian organizations, like their financial institution. Verified.Me is a disruptive solution that brings major benefits to those constrained with compliance and regulations in their digital transformation programs,” — Claude Charpentier, CEO of Notarius.
“Security and trust are two expectations that consumers have when it comes to their personal information and digital identity. Creating seamless and convenient experiences that consumers have come to expect, based on these imperatives of security and trust, are fundamental to meeting their evolving digital needs. The collaboration between industry partners to launch Verified.Me is a testament to our collective focus on the consumer as we strive to bring incremental value to their everyday digital interactions.” – Peter Tilton, Senior Vice President, Digital, RBC.
“Verified.Me has been a combined effort of several network participants’ dedication, openness and innovative thinking. We are entering a new era in which Canadians can clearly and confidently assert when, why and with whom their digital identity assets are shared. We are eager to offer this solution to our customers and look forward to setting the gold standard of digital identity worldwide.” – Katie Greenberg, Vice President, Digital Products and Retail Payments, Scotiabank
Sun Life Financial
“The launch of Verified.Me is an exciting step towards making it easier for our Clients to do business with us, and ensuring that their access to Sun Life services is safe and secure. To be able to bring this to market and provide Canadians with more control over their digital identities speaks to the importance of industry partnerships and collaboration to spark innovation.” – Mark Saunders, Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer, Sun Life Financial
“By participating in SecureKey’s new Verified.Me service, we are putting technology to work for our customers to help them access the services they need in a digital world. We are proud to be one of the first to offer our customers a simpler, more secure way to share their information in order to transact online.” –Rizwan Khalfan, EVP and Chief Digital and Payments Officer, TD
“Joining Verified.Me will allow our Dynacare Plus patients easier and more convenient access to our platform, this improves our ability to help empower Canadians to take ownership of their health and wellness and lead a healthier lifestyle.” – Arun Thomas, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dynacare
“At FCT, we are dedicated to improving front-end processes for lending and real estate professionals, and digital identity has always been an important part of this. It is our mission to accelerate digital transformation throughout the real estate lifecycle to deliver a more intelligent and connected journey across the buying, selling or refinancing process. We’re excited to integrate Verified.Me into our broader verification and fulfilment capabilities and reduce the pain points lenders experience when collecting and validating the information of borrowers.” – Michael LeBlanc, CEO, FCT
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