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Smile ID is Africa’s leading digital identity verification, fraud detection, anti-money laundering, and KYC compliance solution for businesses scaling across the continent.
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Unparalleled identity verification solution for Africa

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Accuracy you can trust

Accurately verify African faces with Smile ID. Our facial recognition technology boasts a 99.8% accuracy rate across all skin tones, ensuring correct user approval.

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Stay compliant at scale

With on-ground experts across Africa, we easily deal with regulatory complexities and keep tabs on the ever-changing requirements, ensuring you are compliant at every step.

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Effectively mitigate fraud

Combining facial biometrics with fraud risk signals such as AML checks and duplicate user screening allows you to make informed decisions about who you onboard.

Most extensive coverage in Africa

With coverage in every African country, you can verify customers
remotely, regardless of location.

Access 3 or more ID types in most African countries.

Go live with a single integration across all markets we cover.

Reliably verify users using any device in low-bandwidth environments.

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Trust the experts

We enable businesses to rapidly scale across the continent while confidently verifying their users' identities.

2s
Average verification time
99.8%
Accuracy for African faces
100M+
Verifications completed
2.3B+
Unique identities covered
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All-in-one KYC/AML provider

Our identity verification solutions cater to various use cases, ensuring secure and compliant onboarding processes for businesses across industries.

Pan-African coverage

Our identity verification solutions cater to various use cases, ensuring secure and compliant onboarding processes for all businesses.

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Everything you need to know about the African KYC landscape

Helping teams simplify identity verification

Trust can be scarce in Africa's digital sphere, especially as businesses came online for the first time during COVID-19. To foster trust and combat fraud, Flutterwave leveraged Smile ID's Biometric KYC solution that reduced fraudulent sign-ups by up to 90% and transformed merchant onboarding from 24 hours to 10 minutes.

90%
Reduction in fictitious sign-ups
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Top-tier Data Security

Smile ID employs enterprise-grade best practices to safeguard customer data, achieving both ISO 27001 Certification and SOC 2 Type 2 report against rigorous standards. Our comprehensive ISMS is built with the assistance of independent experts who validate our security, privacy, and compliance controls.

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Ready to get started?

We are equipped to help you level up your KYC/AML compliance stack. Our team is ready to understand your needs, answer questions, and set up your account.