That’s my understanding.
I have a valid passport and I suppose I can supply it - but it’s not a document that people who don’t travel outside of the UK will likely want to shell out £90-odd quid to keep valid. They’re stuffed.
I think the way they’re going about it though is pretty shoddy.
The first I knew about this was when I went into the app to check an exchange rate. No notification or email… they only email you when they want you to sell their products to your mates.
The only suggestion that something’s wrong was the little box that usually tells you the ‘amazon is burning’ or ‘you can now budget in multiple currencies’ or ‘we are sorry our cards don’t currently work’. For me it now says “You still need to verify your identity”.
There’s no explanation as to why they need this and when you know that you have previously been verified you assume its a mistake. Because, you know, you have been verified already!
Making matters worse, it still lets me submit a copy of my driving licence, if I want to…
Their reasoning changes depending on who you speak to, the app screens don’t match what their blog post tells you they are enforcing. The whole thing is a mess.
They’re clearly making things up as they go along.