For us to verify your identity online, we use a third party verification service and/or credit reporting bodies to match the identity information you’ve supplied.

This means Great Southern Bank will:

  • Provide your name, date of birth, address and details of your ID documents to third party document or identity verification services, such as Green ID, Equifax, and the government’s Document Verification Service. These services may, in turn, share your information with the issuer or official record holder of your ID documents via third party systems to help them to make a match.
  • Provide your name, date of birth and address to a credit reporting body, such as Illion, Equifax or Experian. We may either do this directly or via one of the services mentioned above (please note that this isn’t a credit check and doesn’t in any way affect your credit history).

These bodies will then assess whether the information provided matches the information held by them (or which they can access from other service providers), and let us know if it is a match for the purposes of verifying your identity as required by the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Act 2006.

Great Southern Bank may share your information with any government agency or entity for identify verification purposes

If you object to having your identity verified online, do not continue with your application and contact Great Southern Bank so that we can discuss other options.