3 Jul 2013

New digital verification system model developed

12:23 pm on 3 July 2013

New Zealand Post says it has developed a commercial model for its new digital verification system which has the potential to be used widely across the private sector.

RealMe is a log-on system developed with the Department of Internal Affairs, which can be used by organisations to authenticate customers into their digital services. It was launched this week.

The system is intended to work across both the public and private sectors and will help the financial sector with new verification requirements as part of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act which has just come into effect.

The system is part of NZ Post's digital strategy to help counter a decline in mail volumes and businesses would pay for its use.

NZ Post head of agency services Mandy Smith said the group will be in a position to announce which companies will be using the system in the next few weeks.