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Featured as a Rising Star in Global Fintech Report


We've been fatured as one of the Emerging 50 Rising Stars in H2 Ventures and KPMG's annual global report, the FINTECH100. The report looks at the best fintech innovators around the world, with 36 countries being represented. 


ThisIsMe wins at Benzinga Global Fintech Awards


The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards which took place on the 15th and 16th May brings together some of the world's leading companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Foursquare, JP Morgan and many more to showcase the latest innovations in the worlds of finance and technology. ThisIsMe, based in Cape Town, won the Best Regtech Solution category . 


ThisIsMe offers innovative solutions for businesses to combat cybercrime


Cybercrime and data breaches have become an almost daily occurence and businesses need new and innovative solutions to help combat the problem and reduce risk. Click through below to read the full article and find out more. 


The Future of Digital Identification Technology with ThisIsMe at CADA2018


Mike Jackson interviews David Thomas, co-founder of ThisIsMe, at Compuscan's Credit and Analytics Conference regarding his presentation on the Future of Digital Identification Technology.

Flying the Flag for African Innovation


We are one of three African companies featured in the FINTECH100 and are very proud to represent South Africa. We hope to see the number of African companies grow substantially in the future, as innovation flourishes. 


IT News Africa Interviews ThisIsMe CEO, Juan Furmie


IT News Africa interviews our CEO Juan Furmie a year after winning at the tt100 Business Innovation Awards. He speaks about everything from "an idea born in the Twittersphere" to the future plans and global vision for ThisIsMe. 


ThisIsMe Featured in Global RegTech Report


We have been featured in the RegTech Analyst annual report, on the most innovative RegTech companies from around the world for the second year running. Follow the link to read the press release and find out how we were selceted and who else made it. 


ThisIsMe's FutureProtect Featured on


Marcé Bester takes a deep dive into the world of Identity Protection in the wake of numerous data breaches being exposed in South Africa. Click through below to see what has to say about the most comprehensive Identity Cover in the country.


Featured as one of Ventureburn's "Digital All-Stars"


We've been featured as one Ventureburn's Digital All-Stars to watch out for in 2017. See the article


On Top Of The Regtech World


We've been featured as one of the best Regtech companies, globally, by the CB Insights team.


2017 The Year Of Identity


Being able to truly identify people, with trust, brings enormous value into the modern, connected world. We discuss the future of identity verification in this article.  Continue Reading


The High Cost of NOT Automating Your KYC Process


What are the costs of not automating your KYC process? Our Head of Product David Thomas examines the less talked about expenses incurred when running older KYC processes.


How KYC ties into monitoring a PEP


Our CEO, Mark Chirnside, helps to define a PEP and the processes involved in tracking and reporting them as part of the KYC requirements. 


WebSummit 2016, Top 10...


We share some of the highlights of our WebSummit 2016 experience. If you're interested in attending WebSummit, this article will provide you with some insights into the event.


SA online verification startup ThisIsMe raises $2.5m funding


South African online verification startup ThisIsMe has raised US$2.5 million in funding from private investors, and is planning to use the cash to expand into African and international markets.


ITWeb - Identity verification firm eyes international debut


Businesses in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Africa's most populous nation Nigeria, will soon be able to verify the identities of individuals online using identity verification service, ThisIsMe.


ThisIsMe gets $2.5m funding round, is set for international expansion


ThisIsMe, the online verification startup, has landed US$2.5-million in funding to fuel its international expansion efforts.


South African identity solution firm ThisIsMe secures R37.4 million funding and sets sights on internationally expansion.


South African start-up ThisIsMe, which has innovation that is “giving a heartbeat to your identity” is stepping up its international expansion after securing $2.5 million (R37.4 million) in funding from private investors. 


ThisIsMe and Bruce Whitfield on the Money Show - The science of FICA


Award-winning radio personality, Bruce Whitfield discusses FICA and KYC in South Africa with ThisIsMe co-founder David Thomas. Continue Reading


Mark Chirnside, CEO of ThisIsMe is interviewed by Pippa Husdon on CapeTalk


Our CEO Mark Chirside chats to Pippa Hudson, award-winning presenter on Primedia's CapeTalk about how ThisIsMe is revolutionising the identity space and helping not only companies with their FICA and POPI compliance, but also individuals, by allowing them to manage their identity online at


ONLINE SECURITY: Check that this is me - Financial Mail


THE increase in cyber crime — illegal activity using information technology networks — has given rise to new online technologies aimed at curbing it.


While the USA is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, phishing attacks are up by 43% in South Africa.


South Africa is the second most targeted country globally for Internet fraud and phishing attacks. South Africans are still very vulnerable and certainly behind the Internet trend of highlighting ways ...


New South African Record: Startup sets FICA registration record with AI


“ThisIsMe’s digital platform makes it faster, more cost-effective and there are fewer errors. The entire process is completed digitally, with machine learning technology ensuring that documents aren’t tampered with. In addition, we are able to ensure that a client’s information is regularly updated and secured. With a client’s permission, we are able to verify that a client is indeed who they say they are.”


SA Fintech Sets FICA Record


Fintech startup ThisIsMe has set an African record for the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) process. Instead of the more usual two days to two weeks, it has completed the process within three minutes.


SA Fintech Startup Cuts FICA Process to Three Minutes



South African fintech startup, ThisIsMe says it has set an African record for the FICA process which can now be completed within three minutes versus anywhere from two days to two weeks previously.


SA`s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on


South African FinTech firms are expanding into the rest of the African continent as it offers growth opportunities.


South African identity solution firm ThisIsMe Reaches 1 Million Verifications 


ThisIsMe, South Africa’s fintech FICA specialist, now has verified more than 1 million individual’s identities to other individuals, businesses, financial institutions and regulators, the company told TechFinancials on Tuesday.


FICA specialist ThisIsMe Wins African Fintech Awards


South Africa’s fintech FICA specialist ThisIsMe won top spot at the African Fintech Awards hosted at the Finance Indaba last week.

ThisIsMe also claimed the Innovative Banking title, with its focus on fast FICA using multi-factor identity verification, enhanced due diligence and authentication through its platform.


SA Fintech Startup ThisIsMe, Easy Equities Tie for Top Spot at African Fintech Awards17/10/2017 


SA fintech startup ThisIsMe has clinched joint top spot at the African Fintech Awards, with Easy Equities.


Crimes You Could be Exposed to Due to Data Leak


A massive data leak in South Africa could have huge implications for those whose personal records have been exposed. 


ThisIsMe Launches Tools to Help Companies Avoid Data Breach


With massive data breach involving 60 million South Africans, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies looks at ways to prevent the possibilities of a data breach.



Treat Your Personal Data Like Cash (Because that`s What it is)


Small things will make a big difference, consider carefully who you share your ID with.

There are 7 principles that you should look for.


Cybersecurity from ‘ThisIsMe’ South Africa [The Morning Call]


South African firm ‘ThisIsMe’, launched in 2014 and available on iOS and Android, says it allows a user prove their identity; that they are still alive in order to prevent fraud such as identity theft.

Brennan Wright is the Head of Growth, at ‘ThisIsMe’ South Africa. He speaks to us over the phone from Cape Town South Africa.

'Explosive Time' in SA for Cybercrime After Hetzner Breach


The following list is based, in part, on identity management service company ThisIsMe’s guidelines to protect users from experiencing losses as a result of accounts being hacked.


What to Do if You’ve Been Compromised


The personal details of millions of South Africans were recently leaked in the Deeds Data Breach — including ID numbers, contact details, addresses, and income estimates.

CNBC Interviews ThisIsMe on How to Protect Yourself in the Event of a Data Breach


Over 75 million South African identities including deceased identities have been leaked online – are you impacted? What are the risks? And what can you do? Joining CNBC Africa to provide answers is Brennan Wright, Head of Marketing at ThisIsMe


Email Scams Biggest Digital Security Risk in SA


Experts say South Africans need to know how to protect themselves as phishing attacks are on the rise.


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