Chams Plc, Nigeria’s leading identity management firm, has announced to the public the go-live of ConfirmMe, a secure and robust platform for online real time verification of identity, Credit status, Academic qualifications and credentials, saving time and money while ensuring best possible accuracy.

ConfirmMe is a unified platform which aggregates data from certified institutional sources from which accredited public and private institutions and businesses can verify data (credentials), and also prove identity.

Mr. Olufemi Williams, Group Managing Director and Chief Executve Officer, Chams Plc, said “We are delighted to unveil a valuable online identity verification system for public and private organisations and institutions from all sectors of the Nigerian economy that are in dire need of a scalable consumer identity verification and screening solution. They can now use ConfirmMe to eliminate fraud and replace more costly and time-intensive offline identity checks. It offers convenience, speed and efficiency as well as credible data pulled from certified and regulated institutional sources.”

According to Mr. Williams, “The backend of ConfirmMe is powered by robust and reliable data sources because data quality is the single most important factor for the success of a compliant and risk mitigating identity verification solution that will meet market needs. Institutional supporters of the new service include Nigeria Interbank Settlement Systems, National Universities Commission (NUC), select public and private universities, and the Credit Registry, Nigeria’s leading credit bureau institution.”

Speaking on the Chams partnership – the Managing Director/CEO of CreditRegistry Services, Mrs. Jameelah Ayedun – described it as a welcome development as Nigerians can now access their credit reports and credit scores in a safe and secure manner via Chams online platform. She said, “This initiative is in line with our vision of enabling fast, easy access to credit by consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses in Nigeria. It further demonstrates our commitment to promoting credit awareness, improving data quality and securing the credit identity of subjects on the bureau. We are delighted to partner with Chams to provide another trusted platform through which more people can access to their credit reports and credit scores from Credit Registry Services.”

On his part, Mr. Luqman Balogun, Deputy Managing Director, Chams Plc, said “ConfirmMe was deployed to allow institutions verify individual and corporate identity and data from their web browser using a simple and easy to use online portal that is unified. In no small measure, ConfirmMe will accelerate the traditional on-boarding process for new employees, clients and members. It is designed to put an end to the widely adopted time-consuming and labor-intensive manual execution process which usually leads to frustrating delays that have continued to strain business-to-consumer business relationships.”

The launch of ConfirmMe by Chams Plc aligns with the goal of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee to unlock the incredible potential of consumer finance offerings for the benefit of all Nigerians by putting in place a strong customer authentication in one fast and safe solution that mitigates fraud, meet complex new regulatory requirements, while saving time and money.