At Vestd we run ID checks against certain users of a company, in most cases these are automated and carried out in the background but if we aren't able to get a good match you will be emailed asking for supporting documentation.
Directors, shareholders and viewers of a company won't get checked as they don't have the ability to make any changes, unless they fall into one of the categories above.
The ID checks we run are known as soft id checks, these don't have an impact on your credit record.
For more information on the difference please take a look at this article by Experian.
Here at Vestd we take your data protection and the management of your share schemes seriously. As a regulated company, we have a responsibility to know and verify anyone who has permissions that allow them to make changes to your sensitive information.