Monthly Update

August 2021 Update

We hope you’ve been keeping well and are staying safe in your bubble.  
In this August’s update, we are covering our latest highlights, updated guidelines from the AML Supervisors, and our newest team member!


A big thank you to everyone who came along to see us at ICNZB’s annual Bookkeepers Conference! We had a great audience attending our presentation, and it was awesome to see so many people rocking our new 2Shakes merchandise!


2Shakes merchandise
2Shakes August Update - Bookkeepcon 21 Presenting
2Shakes August Update - Bookkeepcon 21 Presentation
2Shakes August 2021 Update - new 2Shakes merchandise

 Credit: Simon Cartwright Photography Ltd, and ICNZB.

Remote Onboarding - even in Level 4

We all know alert level changes can cause disruptions to work routines and processes.  Even so, with Biometric+Electronic ID Verification 2Shakes customers can still take on new business while meeting professional and legal compliance, even in Level 4 when we can’t meet face to face! 

 If you know another business that needs to take on new business remotely, remember you can help them by sending them your referral link in your My Account page.  See our Referral Program to find out more.

Annual AML Report - Deadline Extended

Remember, 2Shakes provides you with a breakdown of statistics for customer types and ID verification methods, which will help you complete the report.  Read more on AML Statistics in 2Shakes.

Updated ID Verification Explanatory Note

The AML Supervisors (DIA, FMA and Reserve Bank) have published a new explanatory note guideline for Part 3 of the Amended Identity Verification Code of Practice (IDVCOP). We have met with DIA and confirmed that our Biometric + Electronic IDV satisfies the updated explanatory note’s Additional Measures.  So we have made that our default IDV method going forward.  Standard electronic IDV can still be used where you are carrying out your own additional measures. 

Remember to update your AML Programme appropriately to include new guidance and any procedural changes. If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact the Support Team

App Updates

Have you noticed the newest updates in 2Shakes? We have recently deployed these new improvements:

  • Biometric Review tab added to your Dashboard
    Easily find and review all clients that have either pending Biometric results or expired Biometric SMS links. 
  • Resend Expired Biometric SMS
    Where a Biometric SMS has expired, you can now choose to resend the SMS from the client management page or revert ID method to manual. 
  • Notes & Files improvements
    We’ve replaced the notes and files pop up with a new page which is easier to use. 

Newest Addition to the 2Shakes Team

We are delighted to introduce Emilie, who has joined us as our new Business Development Manager!

Emilie will be managing the sales side of 2Shakes, and some of our recent customers may already have had the pleasure of meeting Emilie during software demos. Emilie has already made a great addition to the team, and you’ll be seeing lots more of her in the future!
Nau mai, Emilie.

Emilie Burrows - Business Development Manager


  • 2Shakes Referral Program
    Do you love 2Shakes and think everyone should be using it?
    Our Referral Program lets you spread the love, by helping you and the people you refer 😍. See here for more information.
  • Using 2Shakes across multiple tabs?
    As with many web-based applications, it is best to use 2Shakes within only one tab in your browser. 

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