EquiLend and valid8Me announce strategic partnership with launch of onboarding platform, Onboard+.

New AI-powered platform will simplify onboarding of beneficial owners to securities lending programs

EquiLend and valid8Me announce strategic partnership with launch of onboarding platform, Onboard+.
EquiLend and valid8Me announce strategic partnership with launch of onboarding platform, Onboard+.
June 17, 2024
Press Release

New York, June 12th, 2024 – EquiLend, the global technology, data and analytics company for the securities finance industry, today announces its new partnership with the rollout of Onboard+, powered by valid8Me. Onboard+ introduces the only end-to-end fund and counterparty onboarding solution to the securities finance market. 

The Onboard+ platform addresses a significant industry challenge around the onboarding of beneficial owners in securities lending programs. What has traditionally been a very manual and onerous process with significant lead times will now, leveraging the AI-driven platform, see a dramatic increase in automation, expediting the entire process while reducing costs.

Trillions of dollars of trapped liquidity currently remain untapped in the securities finance market due to the inability of firms to cost-effectively onboard all beneficial owners that may otherwise want to initiate securities lending activity. Easier onboarding and therefore more beneficial owners and counterparty relationships entering the market will benefit both lenders and borrowers as this new liquidity becomes available.  

Kevin McNulty, Head of RegTech Solutions, EquiLend, says: “EquiLend has a long history of bringing efficiencies to the securities finance markets. Developed in collaboration with our clients, EquiLend Onboard+ fuses valid8Me’s innovation in KYC with EquiLend’s expertise in the securities finance market to unlock huge volumes of untapped liquidity.”

Patrick Horgan, CEO of valid8Me: “We are excited to partner with EquiLend, a market leader in securities finance, and together solve a significant industry challenge with the introduction of the Onboard+ platform which will unlock long-term value for our end clients.”

The launch of Onboard+ has received a very positive reaction from the market, seeing a number of global custodian banks and broker-dealers already committed to the platform.


About EquiLend

EquiLend is a global financial technology firm offering Trading, Post-Trade, Data & Analytics, RegTech and Platform Solutions for the securities finance industry. With offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, EquiLend operates across various jurisdictions worldwide, adhering to the highest regulatory standards. The company is committed to excellence and innovation and is consistently recognized for its contributions to the industry. EquiLend is Great Place to Work Certified™ in the U.S., UK, Ireland and India and has been honored as the Best Post-Trade Service Provider Globally, Best Market Data Provider Globally and for its outstanding Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in the Securities Finance Times Industry Excellence Awards 2023. For more information, please visit www.equilend.com


About valid8Me

valid8Me is a comprehensive SaaS-based platform enabling AML & KYC compliance for the funds industry. Their due diligence platform addresses regulatory obligations from initial onboarding to client lifecycle management in a radically future-proof and cost-effective way, whilst offering clients & counterparties a more secure and convenient onboarding experience. Valid8Me is a multi-award-winning platform and a pioneer in the reusable digital identity space. The company’s headquarters are in Cork City, Ireland.


Press Contacts

For EquiLend: equilend@fullyvested.com

For valid8Me:  marketing@valid8Me.com