FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Identification Process

Q: What kinds of identification are required for signing up and why?

A photo of a government-issued ID is required for authentication because of the stringent application requirements needed to obtain this identification. The piece of ID is validated by Vesta Equity using state-of-the-art KYC/AML services and ensures that your account is protected against unauthorized access. This method of verification is common in applications involving transactions with high-value assets on the internet, particularly with financial investments and real estate.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Account Permissions

Q: With a property owner account can I invest as well? With an investor account can I list equity in my property for sale?

If you already signed up as a property owner you can also buy equity as an investor. Currently, however, all investors need to be accredited according to the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) criteria. If you signed up as an investor you can begin listing equity in your property for sale. In order to begin this process, create a listing from the main dashboard or from the listings section. You will then be prompted to upload a document such as a utility bill that will be used to validate ownership. From that point, it is a simple step-by-step guided process to complete the listing.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Managing Alerts

Q: How can I be alerted as soon as possible for incoming offers?

In your account settings there are options to be alerted immediately, daily, and never. Alerts will be sent to your associated email address and are available from the notifications icon in the top right corner when you’re logged into the platform.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Transactions

Q: Where are transactions shown and how can I see a complete list of transactions?

Transactions are shown in various parts of the platform such as the Dashboard, and are available in full in the Wallet tab under your Account Settings. You can review and export them as needed, and they are fully recorded and immutable as part of the blockchain infrastructure powering Vesta Equity.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Identification Process

Q: What is Passbase?

Passbase is a secure digital platform used to perform ID verification (KYC), business-to-business due diligence (KYB), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks. Digital ID verification is a modern approach to KYC driven by biometric authentication. Passbase is a critical compliance tool used to protect homeowners and investors on the Vesta Property Marketplace.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Identification Process

Q: What is North Capital and how am I verified as an accredited investor?

North Capital Private Securities is an authorized third party used to approve accreditation status for US based investors. For more information on North Capital's accredited investor verification, please reference this webpage.

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Account Permissions

Q: Do I qualify as an accredited Investor?

The SEC defines an accredited investor as a person who meets the following financial OR professional criteria:

Financial Criteria:

  • Net worth over $1 million, excluding primary residence (individually or with spouse or partner)
  • Income over $200,000 (individually) or $300,000 (with spouse or partner) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year

Professional Criteria:

  • Investment professionals in good standing holding the general securities representative license (Series 7), the investment adviser representative license (Series 65), or the private securities offerings representative license (Series 82)
  • Directors, executive officers, or general partners (GP) of the company selling the securities (or of a GP of that company)
  • Any "family client" of a "family office" that qualifies as an accredited investor
  • For investments in a private fund, "knowledgeable employees" of the fund

FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Account Permissions

Q: Why do i need to be accredited?

Only investors based in the United States need to be accredited to buy securities through the Vesta Property Marketplace. Digital securities on Vesta Property Marketplace are issued via Regulation D as outlined by the SEC. Regulation D requires that US investors be accredited. Vesta Equity has plans to issue digital securities via Regulation A in 2023 which will allow US based non-accredited investors to buy securities through the Vesta Property Marketplace.