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RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

Yoti is teaming up with RefNow in an effort to make the hiring process less of a hassle for employers and candidates alike. RefNow is a London-based human resources company that tracks down and contacts people’s employment references, which saves companies the trouble of doing it themselves.  To use the platform, employers submit the name…

Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud, the business process…

Onfido Safeguards Civic Cryptocurrency Wallet

Onfido Safeguards Civic Cryptocurrency Wallet

Onfido is teaming up with Civic to provide secure customer onboarding for the latter’s upcoming cryptocurrency wallet. The blockchain-based Civic Wallet will allow users to store and trade cryptocurrencies without sharing any superfluous personal information, providing account access through a private key that will be stored on the user’s mobile device. Onfido will make it…

Candidate Screening Specialist Embraces Selfie Authentication

Candidate Screening Specialist Embraces Selfie Authentication

“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…

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

“[Jumio]’s solution combines facial recognition and document reading technology to verify the identities of end users, allowing financial services firms like BTG Pactual to automate the digital onboarding process while maintaining security and adhering to KYC requirements.” BTG Pactual has become the latest bank to embrace Jumio‘s biometric customer onboarding technology. Based in Brazil, BTG…

TPG Takes $60M Stake in AU10TIX

TPG Takes $60M Stake in AU10TIX

“[AU10TIX] has established itself as a KYC and customer onboarding solutions provider in the areas of financial services, travel, transportation, and gaming. Alternative asset firm TPG has taken a big stake in AU10TIX, investing $60 million in the latter’s holding company, ABC Technologies B.V. Based in Cyprus, AU10TIX specializes in customer onboarding and KYC automation…

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

Biometric Onboarding Helps Gogoro Users Get on the Smart Road

Biometric Onboarding Helps Gogoro Users Get on the Smart Road

The smart scooter company Gogoro is expanding with a new ride sharing app designed specifically for smart cities. The new app is called GoShare, and will launch in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan in August. “Cities have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing, but few have established ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in…

Precise Explains How Biometric Onboarding Stops Abandoned Applications

Precise Explains How Biometric Onboarding Stops Abandoned Applications

Precise Biometrics is highlighting some of the benefits of selfie authentication and the new Precise YOUNiQ onboarding solution. In an interview on the company’s blog, Precise YOUNiQ Senior Business Developer Ermin Kosovac explains that biometric authentication is more convenient and more secure than current alternatives like passwords. Those advantages will be familiar to anyone in…

Jumio Partners with Anti-Fraud Specialist TruNarrative

Jumio Partners with Anti-Fraud Specialist TruNarrative

Another digital-focused platform is taking advantage of Jumio‘s identity verification technology: The company has announced a partnership with TruNarrative, an anti-fraud, eKYC and AML compliance platform. The partnership will extend Jumio’s identity verification solutions to TruNarrative’s client base through the latter’s ‘Appstore’ solutions portfolio, allowing them to take advantage of its extensive ID document verification…

INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

Having started up in 2012 as the brainchild of a few Oxford graduates, Onfido has in recent years established itself as a leading provider of biometric authentication technology. The company takes a selfie-based approach that has become particularly popular over the last couple of years, enabling identity verification with a combination of facial recognition and…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

Ipsidy’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

Ipsidy’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

Ipsidy has a released a new biometric security app that combines government IDs with selfie authentication to make customer onboarding more convenient and more secure. Dubbed Proof, the app allows customers to use an Android or Apple camera to scan their government ID, and uses the digital signature to verify its authenticity. Proof then relies…

2nd Address Boosts Trust With Onfido Identity Verification

2nd Address Boosts Trust With Onfido Identity Verification

“To register for the platform, users need only to upload a facial image and pictures of official ID. Onfido’s system can then use facial recognition technology to confirm that the images match, verifying the user’s identity.” Onfido has another new client in the sharing economy market: 2nd Address, a kind of Airbnb for business professionals,…

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

Two of Germany’s leading biometrics companies are teaming up to launch a secure identification platform for mobile devices. Created by DERMALOG and IDnow, AutoIdent is a mobile app that uses facial recognition technology to authenticate users. It offers all of the familiar benefits of biometric authentication, delivering a high level of security and fraud prevention…

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