The digital identity solution, ConnectID from Australian Payments Plus (AP+) is now available, helping Australians protect themselves from fraud and identity theft. 

AP+ developed ConnectID to enable people to securely verify their identity to third parties without having to repeatedly share unnecessary personal data. Instead of providing proof of identity documents, consumers can ask a participating business to verify their information, such as a bank.

ConnectID is now available to Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and National Australia Bank (NAB) customers, with strong industry support from other strategic partners including Westpac and ANZ.

ConnectID doesn’t see or store personal information, it acts as a bridge between an organisation that wants to verify someone’s identity and the organisation providing that verification – only when the customer authorises it.

With ConnectID, businesses can offer customers a simple and secure verification process without the need to over collect and store personal information. Businesses across industry sectors will offer ConnectID including Referoo, Credenxia, ServiceSeeking, OnePassport, RentBetter, Shaype and more.

ConnectID managing director, Andrew Black (pictured) said, “This new service will help customers reduce oversharing their data, giving them greater control over what data is being shared and used and choice over which organisations they trust to store their personal information. From a business perspective, the ability to collect only what is required means they’re able to comply with legislation and reduce their risk profile.”

“What’s important to know is that ConnectID is not creating new honeypots of data, in fact, we never see or store customer data. At every step of the way, ConnectID ensures both convenience and confidence, quickly and securely verifying customer identities.”

AP+ CEO, Lynn Kraus added, “At AP+ we see ConnectID playing an important role in building trust in our digital economy. We’re partnering with proven guardians of identity documentation such as the major banks to deliver simple and safe identity verification. We’re keen to see ConnectID play a role in an Australian digital identity framework that brings together both the government and non-government sectors in a world-leading solution to help protect people’s data.”