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Yoti CitizenCard

23 May 2018

CitizenCard has partnered with Yoti, the digital identity company, and launched Yoti CitizenCard, the new ID solution for the UK, on 3rd of May 2018.

A Yoti CitizenCard makes it safer for young people to prove their identity online and in person. The card can be used to create cardholder's digital identity on the free Yoti mobile app and bears a PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) hologram endorsed by the Home Office. In addition, the 18+ photo ID card displays National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and Home Office Security Industry Authority (SIA) logos.

Yoti CitizenCard ID solution - a UK ID card and free digital ID

Yoti is a free digital identity app that can be used to prove age or identity to businesses, verify the details of people online, and log in to websites without having to remember passwords. Robin Tombs, Yoti's Chief Executive, explained:

Everyone should have a simple and secure way to prove who they are. They shouldn't miss out on accessing services just because they haven't got a passport or driving licence. By partnering with CitizenCard we can offer people a more affordable ID which can then be used to create a secure digital identity – giving them an easier and safer way to prove who they are, and protect themselves from the growing risk of identity fraud. As a parent to teenagers myself, I’m excited about the potential this brings to families across the UK.

The new Yoti CitizenCard brings you all the benefits of a physical CitizenCard but it also allows you to create your identity on the free Yoti mobile app. Andrew Chevis, CitizenCard's CEO, explains:

The combination of a CitizenCard in the wallet or purse and Yoti's digital identity app puts young peoplefirmly in control. I'm excited by the potential of this.

Leon Livermore, Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, welcomed the launch of the Yoti CitizenCard:

Businesses need to check that their customers are the right age, whether that's online gambling, a chatroom for children or a convenience store selling alcohol, tobacco or lottery. The combination of a smart CitizenCard and Yoti's digital identity app is the perfect solution for young people and I would recommend that businesses integrate with this to safeguard their legitimate trading.

The new Yoti CitizenCard is available for 1st time applicants and existing cardholders at www.citizencard.com