By Amanda Awange

As a candidate, it’s understandable to be hesitant about connecting your bank account to a third-party service, especially one that you’ve never heard of before. 

Konfir is government-certified, externally audited, and works with some of the biggest companies in the UK. It has also been featured in the media and has a strong track record of candidate satisfaction with over 80% of candidates giving it a 5-Star rating.

How does Konfir use open banking to verify employment?

When you authorise Konfir to verify your employment, you will be asked to connect your bank account through open banking. This will allow Konfir to access your transaction history once. Konfir will then use this information to verify that you were employed by the declared employer and that you received salary payments from them.

What data does Konfir share?

We introduced this new screen, which is now the second page candidates will see when using Konfir

Konfir only shares the data that is necessary to verify your employment. This may include your name and payment dates from employers. 

Who does Konfir share data with?

Konfir only shares data with your permission and with the authorised screening company or employer, you have asked us to share it with. Konfir does not share data with any other third parties without your permission.

Is my data safe with Konfir?

Konfir takes your data privacy very seriously. It uses the latest security measures to protect your data, including encryption and two-factor authentication. 

Here are some reasons why you can trust Konfir to handle your data securely:

  • Konfir is certified by the Kantara Initiative as the first Attribute Service Provider (ASP) under the UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF). This means that we are subject to strict regulations and are required to meet high standards of security and consumer protection.
  • Konfir is ISO 27001 certified. This is an international standard for information security management. It ensures that Konfir has the appropriate policies and procedures in place to protect your data.
  • Konfir is GDPR compliant. This means that we handle your data in a responsible and secure way, in accordance with European data protection laws.
  • Konfir uses the latest security measures to protect your data, including encryption and two-factor authentication.
  • Konfir has a strong track record of security and customer satisfaction. We have helped over 10,000 candidates instantly verify their employment history and have never had a data breach.
  • In addition, Konfir only uses your data to verify your employment. We will not share your data with any unauthorised third parties, and we will not sell your data for marketing purposes.

Konfir is a legitimate and secure company that takes your data privacy very seriously. It uses open banking to verify employment, which is a regulated and secure way to share your financial data with third-party providers. Konfir only shares the data that is necessary to verify your employment and only with your consent.

Here are some additional tips for protecting your data when using Konfir:

  1. Only connect your bank account to Konfir when you are ready to have your employment history verified instantly.
  2. Only connect the bank account you received employment payments into.
  3.  If you have any concerns about your data privacy, you can always contact Konfir customer support. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you to protect your data.
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