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Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

“Now available in numerous major markets including the US, Canada, and much of Europe, Identity Check already supported fingerprint and facial recognition…” With Samsung having only just officially unveiled its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, Mastercard is highlighting how the devices’ iris scanning functionality can be used to make mobile purchases more convenient. In…

Mastercard to Acquire NuData Security

Mastercard to Acquire NuData Security

“NuData has proven to be one of the pioneers of the emerging behavioral biometrics approach to security.” Mastercard is going to acquire NuData Security, the companies have announced. In a statement, the companies declined to offer the terms of the agreement, but both committed to the project of integrating NuData and its NuDetect platform into…

You Can Place Amazon Prime Now Orders Via Voice Command

You Can Place Amazon Prime Now Orders Via Voice Command

Amazon’s voice-based AI assistant, Alexa, can now place orders through Amazon’s Prime Now shopping service. Just by asking (or demanding), Alexa users can order a range of common household items, which are then delivered free within the next two-hour delivery window. It’s a natural evolution of Amazon’s smart home ecosystem. In 2015, Amazon announced Amazon…

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Apple Pay has launched in Ireland, making it the 14th country in which Apple’s biometrically secured mPayment service is available. It arrived with the support of Ulster Bank and KBC, as well as the Boon app, which lets users pay with Apple Pay using digital prepaid cards. Merchant partners include Applegreen, Centra, Guinness Storehouse, and…

Aadhaar Pay Goes Live in India

Aadhaar Pay Goes Live in India

“The service is going live just as Samsung launches its mPayment service in the country…” Aadhaar Pay is now active in India, care of IDFC Bank. The system operates through a mobile app on the merchant side. When a customer wishes to pay for something, she needs only to select the bank on the touchscreen, enter…

FindBiometrics Will Once Again Bring Biometrics to Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics Will Once Again Bring Biometrics to Money20/20 Europe

“…FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill will host the track session “The power of choice: Why multimodal biometrics are taking over FinTech”, with big-name participants…” The organizers of Money20/20 Europe have announced the event’s agenda, and FindBiometrics will be right in the middle of the action. Like many successful endeavors, the event will start with a good…

Xero Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Security and Convenience

Xero Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Security and Convenience

Online accounting software provider Xero has enabled Apple Pay for its customers, allowing them to pay invoices via fingerprint scan. With the integration, Apple Pay will now automatically appear as a payment option on invoices from Xero customers using Stripe as their payment service. That means customers who opt to use the mPayment platform won’t…

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Banco Santander has now enabled Apple Pay support in Spain. In so doing, it holds claim to being the first Spanish financial institution to offer Apple’s mPayment platform. It actually enabled Apple Pay in the UK last year, and offered support to rival mPayment platform Android Pay toward the end of this past summer. It…

US Customs and Border Protection Establishes E-Commerce and Small Business Branch

US Customs and Border Protection Establishes E-Commerce and Small Business Branch

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has established a new branch that will concern itself with online commerce. In a statement announcing the E-Commerce and Small Business Branch, the CBP asserted that e-commerce sales are anticipated to exceed a value of $4 trillion by 2020, and said that the new branch “will work to…

Biometric Banking Pioneer Climbs FinTech Rankings

Biometric Banking Pioneer Climbs FinTech Rankings

“The bank’s app uses facial and voice recognition for customer authentication, a move that is likely helping to raise the company’s profile as a FinTech pioneer.” Online-only financial institution Atom Bank has moved up the Fintech 100 rankings. It has now climbed from 8th to 6th on the ranking compiled by H2 Ventures and KPMG…

Israeli Bank to Introduce Passive Mobile Behavioral Authentication

Israeli Bank to Introduce Passive Mobile Behavioral Authentication

“The system continuously monitors behavioral metrics including a user’s finger size and the pressure of the user’s touch to enable passive authentication…” An Israel-based bank has become the first in the world to embrace behavioral biometrics as a password replacement on mobile devices. Leumi Card, a credit card subsidiary of Bank Leumi, has been trialing…

‘Sandbox’ Environment Fosters FinTech Innovation in Hong Kong

‘Sandbox’ Environment Fosters FinTech Innovation in Hong Kong

“…two banks have now applied to use it for the trialing of biometric authentication technologies for use in securities trading.” A new effort by Hong Kong authorities to help foster innovation in the territory’s banking sector is starting to pay off. Dubbed a ‘sandbox’ by regulators with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, it’s essentially a…

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Smart Enterprise is a solution designed to analyze shopper demographics while also analyzing shoppers’ flow through the retail environment and associated measures. NEC is going to pitch its biometric shopper analytics solutions at this year’s National Retail Federation Big Show. Some elements of its showing might feel a little familiar to some attendees. NEC…

FinTech Webinar to Continue Money20/20 Momentum

FinTech Webinar to Continue Money20/20 Momentum

With the recent Money20/20 expo in Las Vegas having further stoked the financial services industry’s excitement over biometric authentication and security, a new webinar is going to help clarify exactly what’s going on as these sectors intersect. Entitled ‘Biometrics Beyond Payments: Multi-Factor Security and the Fight Against Fraud‘, the event will take place on Wednesday,…

FirstBank Banking App Combines Touch ID, Digital Certificates

FirstBank Banking App Combines Touch ID, Digital Certificates

Coloradan financial services company FirstBank has launched its updated iOS app featuring fingerprint-based authentication. The system was developed in collaboration with mobile security specialist Entersekt and represents the culmination of a partnership first announced in February of this year. It allows FirstBank customers to log into their mobile apps by scanning their fingerprints on the…

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

The FIDO Alliance is celebrating what it calls “a busy (and productive!) four days” at last week’s Money20/20 conference in a new blog post. For the authentication standards consortium, the big news was its announcement that it would work with EMVCo to develop a new authentication specification specifically for mPayments and digital wallets, a collaborative…

Biometrics Panel Sells Out at Money20/20 – 1,000 FinTech Execs Attending

Biometrics Panel Sells Out at Money20/20 – 1,000 FinTech Execs Attending

Biometrics and Identity at Money 20/20 – Pt. 2 “The tremendous reception for FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World’s third annual biometrics panel at the world’s hottest FinTech show cements our position at the center of the financial biometrics and identity communities,” – Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World On Monday at Money20/20 in Las…

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay has gone live in Japan, albeit with some hiccups. While the platform’s pioneering use of Touch ID fingerprint scanning to confirm transactions has helped to popularize the ease of use of mPayments for increasing numbers of customers around the world, compatibility issues with IT infrastructure from partner JR East has caused some difficulty…

Selfie Seller Verification Comes to Facebook Marketplace

Selfie Seller Verification Comes to Facebook Marketplace

“The system takes advantage of facial recognition technology to compare a registrant’s selfie against images from other social media, the user’s driver license, and other public records.” Facebook has only just launched its online trading Marketplace, and a third-party seller verification tool has already emerged. Called Trust Stamp, it’s designed to make sure that sellers are…

Desjardins Announces Apple Pay Support

Desjardins Announces Apple Pay Support

Canadian financial services institution Desjardins Group has announced its support for Apple Pay. In a statement announcing its support for Apple’s mobile payment platform, the bank placed a particular emphasis on its security, noting that customers’ “actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers,” but are instead encrypted into a…

Apple Pay Has Launched In Russia

Apple Pay Has Launched In Russia

Apple Pay has launched in Russia. The mobile payment service makes its debut in the country with the support of Mastercard and domestic bank Sberbank. Retailers onboard to accept Apple Pay include Media Markt, BP, and Atak supermarkets, with Burger King promising coming support. It’s a bit of a get for Apple in a country…

Deloitte Sees Rise of ‘Touch Commerce’

Deloitte Sees Rise of ‘Touch Commerce’

In a new market report, Deloitte is heralding the rise of ‘touch commerce’ – digital payment systems that let customers conduct transactions through their mobile devices’ fingerprint scanners. The financial consulting firm predicts that this year alone, the number of consumers regularly performing such transactions will reach 50 million, an increase of 150 percent. That’s because…

Apple Pay Finally Comes To The Web

Apple Pay Finally Comes To The Web

True to Apple’s promises, its mPayment platform is starting to emerge on the web. BigCommerce just recently announced its support, and, as AppleInsider reports, other online merchant networks—Shopify and Stripe—have also got on board. Website building platform Squarespace has also announced web support for its hosted merchants, and home decor site Wayfair is also accepting…

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

Last week at FindBiometrics we reported on the latest iris and fingerprint biometrics news coming out of the mobile sphere while civil ID and healthcare had us talking about the vertical markets. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Iris Recognition Samsung clarified details about the iris scanner…

Qatari Bank at Forefront of Biometric ATM Trend

Qatari Bank at Forefront of Biometric ATM Trend

“Biometric ATMs may soon become much more commonplace in the region and around the world.” The Commercial Bank of Qatar has launched its biometric ATM system, 01 Systems has announced. Together with NCR Corporation, 01 Systems was contracted to implement the system, which uses finger vein authentication to eliminate the need for PINs or even…

Biometric Payment Card Vendors ‘Well Positioned’ for Next Phase of Market: ABI

Biometric Payment Card Vendors ‘Well Positioned’ for Next Phase of Market: ABI

Chip card vendors need to embrace new technologies to beat the EMV market slump, according to a new report from ABI Research. While the global transition to contactless payment cards will continue to bring in revenues, ABI Research reports that “[v]endors are already reporting reductions in US orders” as market becomes more saturated, and that,…

FingoPay Links Payment Information Directly to Shoppers’ Fingers

FingoPay Links Payment Information Directly to Shoppers’ Fingers

London-based Sthaler is hoping to shake up the payments industry with a new biometric solution that does away with cards, smartphones, and any other equipment on the user end. Called FingoPay, the system directly connects a user’s biometric profile to her payment information. It’s based on finger vein scanning, using Hitachi-made infrared scanners to detect…

Ghana Bank, Ingenico Launch Biometric POS Solution

Ghana Bank, Ingenico Launch Biometric POS Solution

Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana subsidiary, is bringing biometric banking to the country’s underserved. Together with payments solutions provider Ingenico Group as well as Rural Financial Institutions and Agent Networks, the bank has launched a biometric POS terminal that links individuals’ fingerprints to their bank cards. The organizations…

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

“With the new feature, SNKRS becomes just the latest Android app to embrace the native fingerprint biometrics capabilities built into Android Marshmallow…” Sneakerheads are getting an easier way to pay for their shoes on Nike’s SNKRS app, reports Droid Life. The app is enabling fingerprint verification for mobile purchases. The biometric option arrives with other…

Chipotle’s Android App Supports Fingerprint Scanning

Chipotle’s Android App Supports Fingerprint Scanning

Chipotle’s Android app now supports fingerprint scanning, reports Android Police. It’s an ordering and payment app, and as such users need to upload their payment card information. With such sensitive data stored on the app, the integration of fingerprint-based security should help to assure users of the app’s security. It’s a move that takes advantage…

Android Users Can Login to Chase Bank App With Fingerprints

Android Users Can Login to Chase Bank App With Fingerprints

Chase Bank has enabled fingerprint login for its Android app. Customers using compatible devices running on the Marshmallow OS, which features native fingerprint scanning support, can now sign in to the app simply by scanning their fingers, though certain app features will still require password-based authentication as well. As AndroidCentral notes, Chase Bank is only the…

First Internet Bank Recognized for Embrace of Biometrics

First Internet Bank Recognized for Embrace of Biometrics

Indiana-based First Internet Bank has been named Tech-Enabled Company of the Year at the 17th annual Mira Awards, a gala honoring Indiana’s best tech companies and innovations. In a statement announcing the award, First Internet Bank said it was bestowed in recognition of the company’s “ability to use technology to provide convenience, access, and a…

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung has announced that its mPayment platform, Samsung Pay, will launch in Singapore this quarter. The announcement came only one day after Apple Pay launched in the country, with Samsung declining to offer a specific launch date. To a considerable extent, the announcement marks yet another instance of Samsung playing catch-up with its rival Apple. While…

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New details are emerging about the Japanese government’s plan to substitute tourists’ fingerprints for their payment cards. The project was announced earlier this month, and entails connecting visitors’ biometric data to their financial information so that they can make easily make payments at tourist hotspots without having to fill out complicated tax exemption forms; it would…

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay has arrived in Singapore, making it the sixth country to support the mPayment platform, which is also available in Australia, Canada, China, the UK, and the US, where it initially launched. As in Canada and Australia, the platform is currently only compatible with American Express cards, which can be issued by that financial…

Ping An Announces Facial Recognition-Based Loan System

Ping An Announces Facial Recognition-Based Loan System

China-based insurance and financial services company Ping An has announced a new system designed to use facial recognition for digital loan applications. The technology was developed in-house through Ping An’s Science and Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the company claims its facial recognition capability is 99 percent accurate, and that moreover it can identify individuals…

News Roundup: Biometrics and The Enterprise of Tomorrow

News Roundup: Biometrics and The Enterprise of Tomorrow

Last week at FindBiometrics Physical Access & Enterprise Month continued with a look at the hidden benefits of biometrics in the workplace while we prepared for this week’s featured webinar presentation. Behavioral biometrics and financial applications each took the spotlight in the news while the headlines were filled out with national ID, border control, facial…

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay is planning to implement in-app purchases to help fuel its growth. The news came by way of Samsung Pay Europe head Nathalie Oestmann, who spoke about the potential move to CNBC during last week’s Money20/20 Europe conference. In embracing such a concept, Samsung would be playing catch-up against its competitors, with such functionality already…

Are Australian Banks Finally Going To Support Apple Pay?

Are Australian Banks Finally Going To Support Apple Pay?

Apple may be making some headway in negotiations with Australian banks over its mobile payment platform. According to a new report from iPhone in Canada, some Australians who have recently tried to upload their payment cards to Apple Pay have received Apple Pay setup verification texts from their banks. No official statements of support have yet…

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

US-based ProPay has announced Samsung Pay support. The company offers payment solutions to a wide range of organizations, from home-based small businesses to major corporations. Now, with its newly announced support, those clients who are using its ProPay JAK card reader and compatible Android or iOS app will be able to start processing Samsung Pay…

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The Globe

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The Globe

Last week at FindBiometrics physical access control and FinTech were the biggest topics, as we brought you live reporting from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and ISC West in Las Vegas. Physical Access & Enterprise month kicked off in the featured articles section with a primer on April’s featured topic too, while FIDO, national ID, and…

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho (Safran) is taking its MorphoWave technology on the road in Paris. Continuing its recently-announced partnership with Visa, the company will be promoting its technology in a traveling event called “Visa Explores the Future in Paris”. Like a traveling circus, the project will see a dome set up in various locations in the city, in which…

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Morpho (Safran) is demonstrating a group of key technological offerings at Money20/20 Europe that together offer innovative payment solutions. With Know-Your-Customer solutions kicking off the process, Morpho’s authentication and transaction technologies then enable the user to actually make a purchase. That’s when truly innovative biometric technology comes into play, with Morpho’s MorphoWave tower enabling a ‘Scan…

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

TOC Biometrics is showcasing its Approve app at this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference. Available for iOS and Android, it’s a system that could have potentially broad applications. TOC Approve essentially acts as an independent verification mechanism for other businesses, apps, and so on. And it revolves around a simple concept: When a user needs to…

News Roundup: Prepare For ISC West and Money20/20 Europe

News Roundup: Prepare For ISC West and Money20/20 Europe

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our month-long featured look at mobile biometrics to a close with a roundup on March’s featured topic. We prepared for Money20/20 Europe and ISC West, which  are both occurring this week in Copenhagen and Las Vegas Respectively, while law enforcement and border control rounded out the headlines. Here’s a…

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