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May
23
Yoti CitizenCard
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 23 May 2018 11:39 AM

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 contains a smart chip 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...
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Mar
26
New 18+ card design
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 26 March 2018 11:46 AM

A new 18+ CitizenCard design has been launched.

CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged over 18

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has agreed to its logo appearing on the front of all 18+ CitizenCards, alongside the UK Home Office’s Security Industry Authority (SIA) logo.

National Police Chiefs' Council - Rachel Kearton

Suffolk's Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton (pictured above), the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for alcohol harm and vulnerability, is urging customers to use the new cards as photo ID instead of passports:

"Enforcing the law on underage sale is a major policing priority. Lost Passports cause a major problem not only for the owner but for the police should they fall into the hands of criminals. It makes no sense for young people to take these valuable documents into town for a night out. I would like to see PASS used more frequently in the night time economy."

Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins MP has also welcomed the new 18+ card design:

“Sellers of age restricted products, such as alcohol, can be confident in accepting all cards with PASS holograms. The...
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