Amiqus to help homeless access benefits and banks

Published: 19 April 2019

Edinburgh software developer Amiqus has teamed up with ProxyAddress founder Chris Hildrey to help vulnerable people access vital services.

Many people who are homeless or facing homelessness lose basic services such as benefits or bank accounts because they do not have a permanent address.

Our aim is to strengthen the societal impact our software can have by working with the right partners like ProxyAddress and FinTech Scotland...

Callum Murray, CEO, Amiqus

 

Architect Chris Hildrey's ProxyAddress startup allocates them an empty addresses owned by local authorities. Amiqus's software allows them to use the address in accordance with anti-money laundering regulations to verify their identity.

Chris Hildrey, said: "By building a platform through which vulnerable people can prove their identity, we will be able to provide each ‘proxy’ address with the confidence that it can connect those who face homelessness to the services they need for support, independence and recovery.”

A network of support for the project includes challenger bank Monzo, Ordnance Survey-led Geovation and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts in partnership with Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth...

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