About DirectID

We're a truly Global FinTech with an industry leading platform powered by a team of experts.

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Unlocking Bank Data

We’re on a mission to enable our customers across the globe to effortlessly make use of bank data to; better understand their customers, grow their business, revolutionise their offerings, and transform customer experience.

Meet DirectID

Our team has been building products together since 2011 and we aren’t stopping anytime soon. We are a Scottish FinTech (and very proud of it), but it’s our team's global background that makes us what we are.

Learn about the team behind DirectID

Hear from Experts

Our experts are constantly writing new blogs and thought leadership articles for the financial sector. View the latest news, blogs & articles and more from DirectID here, and subscribe to stay up to date.

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Join The Team

This is no ordinary team hired to fill a seats. We have assembled a world leading team to build products at the bleeding edge of the financial revolution – and we’re winning. Want to join us?

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Our History

The ID Co. was founded in 2011 by tech entrepreneur James Varga. After working in the Scottish technology scene for some time, he quickly realised that there was a shift in the way that data was being considered.  

For years, bank data was the sole preserve of the banks. The issue was that banks did not do anything with the data, and that this was untapped reservoir of information.

He realised that by utilising and activating this data could be used across a number of different use cases. Initially focusing on ID & verification, James and The ID Co. started to examine how bank data could be used by business such as banks and lenders for proving identity, income, affordability and more. This information could be used to help business overcome traditional pain points such as KYC & AML checks, proving income and employer or being able to afford a loan.  

In 2018 Open Banking was made live in the UK, something James and the team at The ID Co. Had advocated for some years. To more accurately reflect the change in emphasis on using bank data to help companies, The ID Co. rebranded as DirectID in 2019.

DirectID has helped over 70 companies across the globe to use bank data to make better decisions about their customers or prospective customers. We are the bank data experts. DirectID offers a stable of products built around bank data that can be fully integrated or require zero integration, offering our customers the most comprehensive solution on the market.

Discover Our Products

Learn how our end-to-end data and insights suite connects to consumers, effortlessly gathers data, automatically categorises transactions, presents APIs and provides insights on consumer financial behaviours - all in seconds.

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Board & Executive Team

Our executive team come with an established background in financial services and technology, from the ex-President of SWIFT to founders of the Open Banking working group.

James Varga

CEO & Founder

Lazaro Campos


Michael Boocher


Nick Kingsbury


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