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Barclays Bringing Voice Authentication to All Customers Calling In

Barclays Bringing Voice Authentication to All Customers Calling In

“The voice authentication system acts as a replacement for passwords and security questions, and thus should help to cut down call times.” Barclays is enabling voice authentication for all customers calling in to its phone lines. It’s an expansion of a pilot project first undertaken in 2013, when Barclays became the first bank in Europe…

Banking Big On Biometrics: BioConnect

Banking Big On Biometrics: BioConnect

BioConnect’s Bianca Lopes is highlighting the impactful ways in which the financial services industry is embracing biometric technology. In a post on the company’s blog, Lopes suggests that with Touch ID having surreptitiously pioneered the mass market mainstreaming of biometric authentication, banks are now taking advantage of the technology in a number of ways. Lopes…

Barclays Enables Apple Pay

Barclays Enables Apple Pay

UK bank Barclays has finally enabled Apple Pay support. The move comes after lengthy delays. When Apple was negotiating with the country’s major banks ahead of its UK launch last summer, Barclays was a holdout until the last moment; and while it was officially on board for the mPayment platform’s debut, actual support, in terms…

Apple Pay To Finally Get Barclays Support

Apple Pay To Finally Get Barclays Support

It looks like Apple Pay is finally going to get the support Barclays has long promised. The UK bank has confirmed, via an email reply to a customer inquiry, that its customers will be able to start integrating their payment cards into the mPayment app “within the next 60 to 75 days.” Having held out…

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

The UK’s Barclays bank has launched a new corporate online banking tool that relies on biometric authentication. Called iPortal, the system uses a Hitachi finger vein scanner as a PIN and password replacement. The iPortal system is designed to act as a central online hub for corporate banking services, offering information about accounts and products…

Apple Pay Launches in UK

Apple Pay Launches in UK

Apple Pay launched in Britain today, letting Brits use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus to make in-store payments with over 250,000 merchants. At the moment, there’s a limit to the value of payments that can be made; they’re capped at £20. But that’s set to go up to £30 starting in September. Little else differentiates the…

Barclays, Morpho, and Many Others Join OIX

Barclays, Morpho, and Many Others Join OIX

The Open Identity Exchange is welcoming several high-profile new members, including three new board members, the group has announced. ForgeRock, Timpson, and Barclays have joined the board, while E-sign, Etive/Digital Log Book, Escher Group, KYCme, and Morpho (Safran) have joined as general members. OIX describes itself as “a netural, technology agnostic, non-profit trade organization” seeking to…