About us

Our story

GBG IDscan provides world-leading identity document validation technology (IDVT) to over 1,000 companies around the world.  Founded in 2003, IDscan Biometrics Ltd was acquired by GB Group PLC in 2016 and it’s award-wining technology is now an integral part of our fraud, risk and compliance solutions.

Proud recipients of multiple technology awards and recognized by Deloitte as one of the top 500 fastest growing Fintech companies, GBG IDscan has 19 patent applications and two patent grants associated with ID image processing and crime prevention.

GBG IDscan has Research & Development teams in the UK, France, Lithuania and Turkey and prides itself in helping customers from Australia to the USA:

1) Help fight fraud

Quickly assess if an identity document is likely to be used to commit fraud using our IDVT solutions. Using a combination of automated document recognition, digital tampering detection, comparison to known fraudulent identities, advanced face-matching technologies and real-time online support from trained document examiners, your organisation can help make a difference in the fight against fraud.

2) Be compliant

By automating the detection and recognition of identity and Proof of Address documents, GBG IDscan’s services greatly enhance your ability to meet compliance obligations for anti-money laundering, responsible gambling, data privacy and bribery & corruption legislation.

3) Improve customer experience and speed up onboarding

Streamlining the recognition of identity documents and your ability to extract text and data from them can reduce your customer on-boarding process to seconds. Quickly extract information including name, date of birth, address, gender and other details to load into your CRM and POS systems.

4) Reduce costs

Automated data extraction, on-boarding and audit tracking not only help improve customer experience while fighting fraud and meeting compliance obligations, but they also save your business time and money.

We’re both integrators and technology providers. We’re an organisation with a singular focus on artificial intelligence led, identity solutions – backed up by a team of over 60 programmers and a growing portfolio of patents and innovations.

We know documents

GBG IDscan delivers an effective and immediate decision on a document’s legitimacy.

We use advanced mathematical algorithms, colour wave-length technology together with an encyclopaedic knowledge of documented IDs, to automatically process images captured by passport scanners, mobile devices or stored images.

We capture the textual and image information from more than 4,000 global identity documents and many more unstructured Proof of Address documents to deliver authenticated, meaningful, automated results.

GBG IDscan delivers IDVT via passport scanners, mobile devices or stored images to provide document authentication, fake ID detection, ID checking, passport and driving licence OCR.

Our solutions are used within regulated businesses, financial services, telcos, vehicle hire, security, access control, HR and age verification both within bricks and mortar and virtual cloud based enterprises.

Our vision

  • Be the world’s leading artificial intelligence-led IDVT business
  • Discover and implement new and innovative document recognition and interrogation methods
  • Build on our proprietary advanced mathematical algorithms, colour wave-length technologies and other innovations
  • Combine innovation with our encyclopaedic knowledge of documents to create the world’s leading industry knowledge base and develop innovative IPR with ground breaking patents


ID scanning – it’s what we do. GBG IDscan are IDVT providers, we are regularly submitting new patents in order to stay ahead.


Experience on the back of financially sound operations, GBG IDscan has an international credit score of AA – the highest level.


ID knowledge – we know documents. GBG IDscan are document experts. Our clients work across different markets.


Protected by our growing IP portfolio, GBG IDscan’s ground-breaking IDVT offers our customers a range of exclusive features and benefits.


GBG IDscan possesses one of the largest classified ID document template libraries in the world.


GBG IDscan has the fastest scanning speed of any identity document authentication system, both through dedicated scanners and mobile technology.


GBG IDscan is well known for its ability to deliver under pressure and to schedule.


As a technology provider we are constantly innovating, we are working hard on the latest smartphone capture technology, driving forward with new innovations on a weekly basis.


Approximately 95% of IDs scanned and authenticated in the UK commercial market are scanned by GBG IDscan’s customers. Collectively they scan on average more than 3 million documents each month.


GBG IDscan customers enjoy some of the largest deployments of ID scanners in the commercial sector and some of the largest networked deployments of ID scanning systems in the world.

Accuracy & Maturity

GBG IDscan uses its own OCR code optimised for identification documents. Our products are ready to use, with years of experience built-in.

Reach & Scalability

With more than 1,000 existing customers supported 24/7, we have a proven ability to scale the GBG IDscan solution for large corporate customers in short time frames.