financial services

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp has tapped a longtime law enforcement veteran to serve as the company’s new Director of Financial Crime Services. John Bridge brings 34 years of experience to the position, including 25 years as a US Marshall. During that time, Bridge was at the forefront of financial crime investigation. He previously served as the Senior…

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

The emerging biometric payment cards market remains an area of intense focus for a number of fingerprint sensor specialists, FinTech stakeholders, and banks. Fingerprint-scanning payment cards are expected to be the next big wave in the world of financial services, enabling highly secure contactless transactions by authenticating cardholders as they tap to pay at a…

Jumio Renews Security Partnership with Monzo

Jumio Renews Security Partnership with Monzo

Jumio has renewed its award-winning partnership with Monzo. The two parties first teamed up back in 2017, with Jumio providing mobile onboarding and identity verification services for the digital bank based in the UK. The new multi-year agreement will solidify that relationship for the foreseeable future. “As Monzo continues to grow, we know that Jumio…

EMVCo, W3C, and FIDO Alliance Form Online Payments Security Interest Group

EMVCo, W3C, and FIDO Alliance Form Online Payments Security Interest Group

“This could prove to be an important step forward in online security as more and more payment transactions are performed over online channels.” The biggest industry associations in the fields of payments, the internet, and authentication have announced a new cross-industry interest group aimed at fostering security and interoperability for online payments. The groups involved…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

In its latest blog post, BioCatch has some words of advice for Payments Canada and other financial institutions that are upgrading their systems to support faster payments. The behavioral biometrics company argues that financial institutions need to be prepared with real-time fraud prevention strategies in order to head off an impending wave of financial crime.…

Money20/20 Brings ‘Rise Up’ Program to Europe, Further Empowering Women in Finance

Money20/20 Brings ‘Rise Up’ Program to Europe, Further Empowering Women in Finance

“Thirty women will be chosen to participate, giving them access to “bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities” during the Money20/20 Europe event…” Money20/20 organizers are bringing their ‘Rise Up’ empowerment program for women to the European conference. Announced on International Women’s Day, the Rise Up program for Money20/20 Europe is being launched in collaboration…

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

Star Bank Teams with ENACOMM to Bring Voice Banking to Minnesota

Star Bank Teams with ENACOMM to Bring Voice Banking to Minnesota

ENACOMM is bringing Voice Banking to Central Minnesota. The company has announced a new partnership with Star Bank, a family-owned, independent bank that is now upgrading its financial offerings. Star Bank has adopted ENACOMM’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, allowing its customers to seamlessly access account information and perform secure transactions over the phone. “We…

Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

In the first episode of the Mobile ID World podcast, host Peter Counter is joined by Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence. Peter and Max discuss the recently completed FindBiometrics Year in Review, delving deep into some of the annual survey’s more interesting results. From the rise of facial recognition and what’s next for mobile…

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

“The UK is a key market for Danal and more importantly for our customers. Moving to full market coverage is always a key milestone for us in each country. The expansion of UK coverage has already led to an increased demand for services, mirroring that of our market position in the US.” – Jim Greenwell,…

Socure-Alloy Risk Assessment Solution Cuts Online Bank’s Fraud

Socure-Alloy Risk Assessment Solution Cuts Online Bank’s Fraud

Digital identity specialists Socure and Alloy have joined forces to offer a combined authentication solution aimed at financial institutions, the companies have announced. The solution revolves around risk scoring, with Socure and Alloy elaborating in a statement that it “combines Socure’s predictive analytics platform and Alloy’s decisioning engine with multiple online, offline and other data…

Enacomm Deploys AI Chatbot Solution with Alabaman Bank

Enacomm Deploys AI Chatbot Solution with Alabaman Bank

Customers of Alabama’s Bank Independent can now access their banking services via an AI-driven virtual assistant based on Amazon’s Alexa platform. That includes checking their account balances, performing transactions, and receiving information about loans, bank hours, and more; and the system can even perform biometric authentication using voice recognition. The technology arrives via Enacomm’s VPA,…

FinTech Solutions Provider Becomes Latest FacePhi Partner

FinTech Solutions Provider Becomes Latest FacePhi Partner

“…FacePhi has emerged as a leader in the Latin American market in particular, reporting a 307 percent year-over-year profit increase in its corporate update at the start of this year.” A new distribution partner should help to further extend FacePhi‘s reach in the Latin American market. The company has teamed up with Bantotal, a Uruguay-based…

Biometric Onboarding Comes to TransferGo

Biometric Onboarding Comes to TransferGo

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

BBVA Embraces Selfie-Based Enrollment

BBVA Embraces Selfie-Based Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

Financial Services Must Embrace AI, Automation to Compete Against Disruptors: Report

Financial Services Must Embrace AI, Automation to Compete Against Disruptors: Report

“…45 percent of the financial services firms surveyed for the report said that they see major tech companies like Apple and Google as their key competitors over the next five years.” AI and smart automation could add up to $512 billion in revenues to the financial services industry over the next couple of years, according…

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

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