Identity Verification

Know Your Customer


The financial industry around the world is continuing to face regulatory pressure regarding KYC and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). Compliance with AML and Know Your Customer (KYC) requires robust processes and infrastructure. Kudos Data Solutions are experienced at sourcing identity verification datasets (consumer and business) around the world for our clients. We are proud to be the Global Data Sourcing Partner for one of the biggest international Banks in the world as well as being an accredited supplier to some of the world’s largest Blue Chip companies. We provide data from every continent.

Samples can be provided at no charge and we can manage Proof of Concept projects as well as full roll-out and monthly updates.


Worldwide coverage

70 + Countries immediately available

Unrivalled knowledge of global KYC datasets

Proven processes

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What Make Kudos Different?


Well, we built our business on sourcing the right data for Clients. We know the markets, the players, the movers and the shakers. We also know the sharks to steer clear of! And we have a proven due diligence process for on-boarding data partners.

The UK’s Most Comprehensive KYC Universe

Kudos Data Solutions has created the UK’s largest KYC Identity Verification Universe, designed for identity verification and ‘Know Your Customer’ purposes. With monthly updates, the Universe is the first of its kind in the UK due to our unique linkage of :

Why use Kudos?


KYC system suppliers know their systems. But they are not data sourcing experts — that is our job! We research each market in the world, we talk to each supplier, we understand their data and sources. We do due diligence. And then we negotiate on your behalf. We also manage the data supplies, updates and Client/Supplier liason. All for a fixed fee per country

Let Us Manage the KYC Data Sourcing Process

Kudos are system-agnostic! We work with all Know Your Customer system providers to lend our experience in the data-sourcing world. We identify and test various datasets in each country, manage the long-list process and refine this to a short-list which is then used for Proof of Concept processing within the KYC environment. Then we negotiate hard on the client’s behalf for roll-out and manage all data supplies to the client or KYC supplier.

James says

“KYC system suppliers know their systems. But they are not data sourcing experts — that is our job! We research each market in the world, we talk to each supplier, we understand their data and sources. We do due diligence. And then we negotiate on your behalf. We also manage the data supplies, updates and client/supplier liaison. All for a fixed fee per country.”

The UK KYC Identity Verification Universe

47 Million 

Consumers plus date of birth, income, telephone, opted-in emails and more

2 Million

Businesses plus trading information and business demographics

5 Million

Businesses trading information and business demographics

40 Million

Clubs and societies plus club secretary or similar contacts

6 Million

Directorships Linking consumer and business datasets

30 Million

Consumer historical addresses since 2006


The UK KYC Identity Verification Universe is available to lease by end users and KYC system providers. It provides our clients with a complete picture of the UK Consumer and Business landscape for identity verification purposes. Monthly updates are included.

Combining Consumers with Businesses, Directorships, Not-For-Profit Organisations and Historical datasets, the Universe ties all of the data together through the use of unique linkages for the first time. This comprehensive solution provides an unrivalled depth of verification data. All available emails, landline and mobile data plus date of birth and more are also provided.


Source information is held against every record, as is the number of times a record has been provided across different sources. This enables us to verify, rank and score an individual. Quality scores are also provided against Date of Birth, Address, Telephone, Mobile & Email fields.

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We have all you can read on AML, KYC & Identity Verification

Our wide range of KYC resources can help you become compliant. Check them out in our resources section along with much more.


Having previously been part of the Qbase Group, we have worked with Mark and the kudos team since inception. Their knowledge of data-based marketing, attention to detail and project management is exemplary and sets them apart from the rest of the pack.
Ian Johnstone


We have worked with the Kudos team for over 10 years and have a great working relationship. Kudos always go above and beyond to ensure that they can fulfil their client’s requirements and what Kudos don’t know about data is not worth knowing! They are always on the phone to discuss client briefs and we have the pleasure to call them a partner. They are a hardworking and very approachable team and we look forward to working with them for many more years.
James Urquhart

Sales & Operations Director, MIB

DBS have had the pleasure of dealing with the management team of Kudos Data Solutions for nearly 10 years. In that time, their approach to understanding the needs and wants of their clients has been second to none coupled with a professional and efficient approach to all projects. Kudos always look to innovate in the data driven industry, both from a communications and engagement level. Kudos are a key partner for DBS and we hope to continue that relationship long into the future.
Gary Brandon

Commercial Director, DBS

I have had the pleasure of working with the Kudos team for over 10 years now. Their desire to put their client’s briefs at the heart of everything they do makes them stand out within the industry. Always looking for unique, dynamic and value adding solutions to suit the activities and visions presented to them. They excel at thinking outside of the box and have built up strong relationships within the industry and their client base due to their sector leading ‘customer focus’ approach. A professional, hardworking and diligent team, who are innovative and ethical at all times, I have no hesitation in recommending for any of your data solution needs.
Jason Rayne

BDM, Data8

We have worked with Mark and his team for 6 years due to their expertise in the Fleet sector and their access to high ROI fleet data sources. These include their own in-house Fleet Universe and 3rd party datasets. We utilise a combination of actual tele-marketed leads and also propensity-modelled records which are scored by Kudos according to the business profile. This approach has worked consistently.
Beverley Mason

Group Marketing Manager, Bauer Media

Jane and her team have provided fantastic customer service to us over the years and Kudos still come up with the goods each month! They are able to locate and source niche lists as well as provide large-volume datasets and they negotiate hard on our behalf to reduce data costs.
Rachel Betts

Campaign Manager UK, Brady Corporation

We use Kudos' National Business Universe and their National Consumer Universe for numerous purposes, including Supporter enhancements, which greatly supports our Single Supporter View and also profiling and target corporate prospects and undertake market sizing around Goodison Park and nationally. This drives our ticket sales and merchandising activities - both consumer and corporate.
Michael Gittins

Data Scientist, Everton Football Club

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