ID-Pal Solidifies US Compliance and Anti Fraud Market With Expansion

Irish identity verification solution, ID-Pal, announces its official launch into the US market. This follows for its platform across the United States. Championed by Enterprise Ireland, the US launch is building on ID-Pal’s success in serving both SMEs and enterprises across over 30 industries with simple, secure, and convenient identity verification.

Offering global coverage of more than 6000 identity documents across 200 jurisdictions and countries, clients now include, payments and gift cards provider Blackhawk Network (BHN), procurement and compliance platform Certa, global payments company and a subsidiary of US Bancorp Elavon and the recent JP Morgan-acquired Global Shares. ID-Pal’s presence in the US is further bolstered by recent partnerships with financial service providers. These include Spirit of Alaska Credit Union and award-winning lending and deposit account opening platform CreditSnap.

The company also boasts a network of strategic partners in the United States. That includes Salesforce, Corporate One and Melissa.

ID-Pal offers businesses a way to verify the identity of an individual. It uses a unique blend of biometric, document, and database checks to verify identities in real-time. The solution leverages automated decisioning and smart workflows to deliver accurate outcomes, with data protection compliance built in.

The organisation also integrates with existing processes via an API or SDK. It can be deployed same day and is fully customisable thus reducing lengthy development time and demands on in-house resources.

Supporting compliance and fraud prevention

Expansion into the United States allows ID-Pal to support financially regulated organisations struggling to balance compliance and fraud prevention with a friction-free user experience. The identity verification solution streamlines anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) compliance while offering a robust audit trail. Knowledge-based authentication (KBA) and database-focused solutions also struggle to match the sophistication of modern-day fraud, for which a multi-layered approach to verification via a platform like ID-Pal is needed.

The regtech’s official entrance into the US market comes less than a year after its successful launch in the UK and a Series A funding round. UK businesses now account for over 30 per cent of ID-Pal’s revenue and, following continued market traction there. Fifteen per cent of its revenue is now from the US.


Industry-approved and offering an award-winning user experience, the solution is ISO 27001 certified, which is the global SOC 2 equivalent. ID-Pal joined the prestigious 2022 AIFinTech 100 and 2023 RegTech100 lists of the world’s 100 most pioneering businesses in AI and regulatory technology, as well as ranking sixth in the Deloitte Fast 50 2022.

Growing levels of investment

In addition to the backing of the Irish government organisation Enterprise Ireland, ID-Pal has received investment from European Inspire Investments, Act Venture Capital and US investors FA Ventures Fund, LTD, all of which have endorsed ID-Pal’s expansion into new markets.

On the launch, Colum Lyons, CEO and founder of ID-Pal, comments: “2022 was a landmark year for ID-Pal. In just nine months we launched in the UK and secured Series A funding. Now, with the support of Enterprise Ireland, our US and European investors, and our strategic partners, we are officially launching into the US in 2023.

“The standard of security, fast deployment, and digital transformation we provide organisations sets us apart. We work with industry leaders from across 30 sectors, which is evidence that our technology-first approach to identity verification makes it simple, secure, and convenient for any organisation.”

Karen Cohalan, department manager for fintech, financial and business services at Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland warmly welcomes ID-Pal’s launch in the US market. Supporting Irish-owned companies to achieve greater scale and expand their global footprint is an ongoing priority for Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to working with the ID-Pal team to continue to support their growth ambitions as they expand their customer base in the US whilst continuing to create jobs here in Ireland.”

  • Francis Bignell

    Francis is a journalist and our lead LatAm correspondent, with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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