FinTech

Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

“The partnership revolves around SelphID, FacePhi’s selfie-driven authentication solution.” FacePhi has further expanded its reach in the Latin American market through a new contract with Banco General de Panamá, which will take advantage of its biometric facial recognition technology for customer onboarding. The agreement marks FacePhi’s first entry into the Panama market. The partnership revolves…

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

“The partnership will focus on biometric payment cards, and entails the licensing of Zwipe intellectual property, the integration of Zwipe components, and the use of Zwipe’s cardholder enrollment technology.” China-based card integrator Goldpac has added another Scandinavian biometrics specialist to its roster of partners, with Zwipe announcing that it has established a new collaborative agreement…

IDEMIA and G+D Form Independent Alliance on Payments Industry Standards

IDEMIA and G+D Form Independent Alliance on Payments Industry Standards

IDEMIA is joining forces with G+D Mobile Security to form the White Label Alliance, a new, independent organization that will work to establish global standards for the payments industry. The standards will be based on existing EMV technology, and will cover all aspects of the industry, including payment cards, terminals, and mobile devices. “Supporting open…

Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference kicked off today, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest industry events of the year. One indication of this is the number of speakers lined up to take the stage: More than 350 industry leaders will deliver talks throughout Money20/20 Europe’s keynotes, seminars, and sessions. And…

Mobile ID and the Future of Finance at Money20/20 Europe [Interview Roundup | UPDATED]

Mobile ID and the Future of Finance at Money20/20 Europe [Interview Roundup | UPDATED]

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are reporting live from Europe’s biggest financial industry conference, bringing you audio interviews with biometrics thought leaders. Money20/20 Europe kicked off Monday at Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre, and Mobile ID World was there to report on the festivities. The financial industry event, which this year boasts over 70 hours of…

Mobile ID World Heads to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe 2019

Mobile ID World Heads to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe 2019

“Money20/20’s global conference series is responsible for facilitating some of the most crucial conversations in financial ID.” Mobile ID World is heading to Amsterdam next week for Europe’s biggest financial services and FinTech conference: Money20/20 Europe. Running June 3-5 at The RAI, this year’s show features more than 350 speakers accounting  for over 70 hours…

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital has released a new payment card that leverages acoustic technology for an additional layer of security. The new Wega 3DSA 2.0 is available in the UK through the company’s partnership with the Manchester City Football Club, and is being billed as the first commercial deployment of a FIDO-certified payment card. “Truxtun’s Acoustic technology…

AI-Powered Automation Will Transform Financial Services: Nuance

AI-Powered Automation Will Transform Financial Services: Nuance

“Advanced solutions can result in more accurate and detailed reporting, improved compliance, empowered workforces, and a more satisfied client base.” – Mark Geremia, Vice President and General Manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications Nuance Communications has shared the results of its second annual survey of financial services professionals, finding that employees in the financial sector are increasingly…

Two New Financial Services Clients Highlight a Big Trend for BIO-key

Two New Financial Services Clients Highlight a Big Trend for BIO-key

“Both financial services organizations have embraced BIO-key’s PIV Pro fingerprint readers and ID Director software for employee authentication, using the biometric technology to regulate access to sensitive IT assets.” BIO-key has two new clients in the financial services sector, and the company’s leadership believe it’s a sign of more good things to come. The company…

Biometric Trend Helping to Fuel EMV Cards Growth: ABI Research

Biometric Trend Helping to Fuel EMV Cards Growth: ABI Research

ABI Research is charting a strong ascent for EMV payment card issuance, with emerging biometric card technology playing an important role. The market research firm says it expects EMV payment card issuance to rise from 3.18 billion this year to over 3.75 billion by 2023, with several factors propelling that growth. These include contactless migration,…

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

The booming biometrics market has seen a lot of success stories over the last several years, but in the financial services sector, FacePhi is one that really stands out. The Spain-based firm was one of the first to wholeheartedly embrace the concept of selfie-based authentication via facial recognition, launching its flagship Selphi authentication solution back…

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

LiteLink is launching a new digital wallet designed for customers without a bank account. Developed by the LiteLink subsidiary uBUCK Technologies, the new payment app is called uBUCK Pay and is scheduled to begin its closed beta in June 2019. uBUCK Pay is built on the Waves blockchain, and has a few features that are…

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…

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

The Apple Pay network continues to expand. The tech giant has announced that its biometrically secured mobile wallet platform is now available in Iceland, launching with support from the Icelandic banks Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. More banks are expected to add support for the platform in the not-too-distant future. To use Apple Pay, Arion Banki…

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

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