biometrics

FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi has found yet another partner for its onboarding services in Argentina. The facial recognition specialist has formed a partnership with Banco del Sol, the online banking arm of the country’s Sancor Seguros group, which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID solution for customer onboarding and authentication. Argentina has proved to be a lucrative market for…

Onfido Forms Partner Program to Boost Joint Marketing Efforts

Onfido Forms Partner Program to Boost Joint Marketing Efforts

“Our customers recognize that a secure and optimized customer journey begins with a strong validated identity.” Onfido has created an international partner program in an effort to find new applications for its identity verification technology. The Onfido Partner Program currently includes major players like IDEMIA, ForgeRock, Checkr, and iovation, while Visa has made Onfido’s selfie…

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Biometrics is boasting about its performance in a series of independent tests that demonstrate the capabilities of its dual-interface fingerprint technology. According to the company, the tests show that its fingerprint sensors are compliant with the biometric performance and security standards enforced by numerous payment schemes, paving the way for the deployment of those…

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab can officially add another certificate to its wall. The biometric testing facility has now been accredited by Mastercard, becoming a certified provider of Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services as of June. iBeta is one of the world’s leading biometric testing facilities, and is equipped to test face, palm, voice, and fingerprint…

Jumio Delivers Selfie Onboarding for Bank ABC

Jumio Delivers Selfie Onboarding for Bank ABC

Bahrain’s Bank ABC has partnered with Jumio, deploying the latter’s Identity Verification platform to facilitate customer onboarding on its digital banking channels. Jumio’s facial recognition technology will allow new customers to open a Bank ABC account without needing to visit a physical branch location. To use Jumio Identity Verification, prospective Bank ABC clients will need…

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

The blockchain specialist tZERO has released the Android version of its tZERO Crypto App, a digital wallet that allows cryptocurrency investors to buy, sell, and store different assets on their mobile phone instead of an account on a third-party exchange platform. The iOS version of the app was released on June 27th. For the moment,…

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi continues to solidify its position in the Latin American market. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID platform for customer onboarding and authentication. BCP marks FacePhi’s first foray into Peru, although the company’s client portfolio…

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are just a year away, and as the Olympic Games’ Worldwide Payment Technology Partner, Visa is once again gearing up to promote cutting-edge payments technologies among attendees and even participants. Working with its partners, the financial services giant promoted the use of wearable payment devices – including a wristband…

Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti has found another partner for its discreet yet reliable age verification technology. The digital identity specialist is teaming up with The Meet Group, a streaming social media and dating platform that will be using Yoti Age Scan and the Yoti app to keep minors off the site and ensure that every user is of…

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

“IdentityX clients can customize the platform to meet their own needs. Most notably, that means that they can automatically screen new accounts based on predetermined criteria, or trigger a manual human review in fringe cases…” Daon has released an updated version of its flagship biometric onboarding platform. IdentityX Digital Onboarding 2.0 delivers better anti-spoofing technology,…

New Selfie Authentication Solution Aimed at Candidate Screening

New Selfie Authentication Solution Aimed at Candidate Screening

“Using a smartphone, an end user simply takes a selfie as well as images of their official identity document, and then RightID will confirm that the face in the selfie matches the pictured ID.” Another selfie-driven authentication solution has hit the market, this time aimed at property managers and employers. Dubbed “RightID”, the new app…

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Utah County has officially become the third US jurisdiction to take advantage of Voatz’s mobile voting technology. The County will conduct a trial run during its municipal primary election in August, allowing active-duty military and overseas voters to weigh in using their smartphones. To use Voatz, eligible voters must first request an absentee ballot, and…

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect is teaming up with UBX to develop a blockchain platform that will make it easier for small businesses to secure loans in the Philippines. UBX is the FinTech subsidiary of the Union Bank of the Philippines, while OneConnect is a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Group. The alliance will specifically target micro, small, and…

SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

“Our customers can now use our behavioral biometrics technology to support PSD2, without adding any friction to their users’ experience…” The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded SecuredTouch a patent for “Continuous User Authentication,” a title that is essentially a description of behavioral biometrics more generally. SecuredTouch, of course, is a behavioral biometrics specialist,…

WTTC, WEF Partner on Biometric Passenger ID

“…the WTTC said that it will work with the WEF to promote international harmonization of digital traveller systems through the use of standards that will promote interoperability.” The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has another new ally in its efforts to promote the use of biometrics and other cutting-edge technologies for traveller identity management:…

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

“We are making it much easier for enterprises to deploy voice biometrics on all channels using the programming tools they prefer…” ID R&D has released the latest iteration of its voice biometrics platform. IDVoice version 2.7 is ten times faster than its predecessor, and includes utility features that make it easier to deploy across multiple…

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

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