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Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales‘ biometric payment card has received certification from Mastercard, the company has announced. At the time of writing, details about the certification in question remain sparse. Thales’ achievement was announced by its subsidiary Gemalto in a tweet asserting that its card is the first contactless biometric payment card to receive the Mastercard certification. In a…

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

“As partners with TIS INTEC Group, one of Japan’s largest IT companies we were pleased to develop a new VR payment system using BioSig-ID’s passwordless biometrics. With this new way to authenticate identity in VR, participating companies can increase sales without leaving the VR space.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO and Founder, Biometric Signature ID A major…

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

There’s already substantial demand for the kind of payments solution that biometric cards promise, and they could pick up momentum much faster than previous payment card upgrades, argues Fingerprint Cards‘ Lina Andolf-Orup. In a new post on the company’s website, Andolf-Orup, Fingerprint Cards’ head of marketing, offers an overview of some of the major milestones…

Trulioo Expands ID Verification Services to Nigeria and Ghana

Trulioo Expands ID Verification Services to Nigeria and Ghana

Trulioo’s mobile identity verification services are now available to customers in Nigeria and Ghana. The news will greatly expand Trulioo’s presence in Africa, and facilitate its efforts to raise financial inclusion through the creation of secure digital identities. “Financial institutions are reluctant to do business with citizens who lack a verified digital identity, as it…

Onfido Expands Identity Verification Partnership with bunq

Onfido Expands Identity Verification Partnership with bunq

Onfido has renewed (and expanded) its identity verification partnership with bunq, a mobile bank that operates out of the Netherlands. According to the terms of the new agreement, Onfido will continue to provide secure facial recognition technology for the mobile onboarding process, allowing users to create new accounts with a photo of their ID and…

TypingDNA Expands Behavioral Biometrics Platform to Mobile

TypingDNA Expands Behavioral Biometrics Platform to Mobile

“TypingDNA has now applied its AI-driven behavioral biometrics technology to the mobile keypad, with its system available on iOS, Android, and Facebook’s React Native mobile app framework.” TypingDNA has expanded the reach of its behavioral biometrics platform, announcing that it’s now available on mobile. The authentication system revolves around the analysis of users’ typing patterns…

Danish Office Workers Will Soon Buy Lunch with Their Faces

Danish Office Workers Will Soon Buy Lunch with Their Faces

“… a simple face scan will allow the system to retrieve the necessary billing information for a given transaction, and to process it, bypassing the need for the customer to present a physical payment card or any other hardware.” Denmark is once again the site of a pioneering trial of a biometric payments system, this…

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech is highlighting the utility of the IriKey wallet for people who need to secure and transfer high-value financial assets. In a new statement, the company specifically mentions online gambling, cryptocurrency, and overseas remittances, presenting the IriKey as a more secure alternative to conventional financial platforms.   The IriKey itself is a hardware wallet with…

Aware Inc. Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Aware Inc. Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles finds one standout topic in the form of a company: Aware, Inc. Aware is, of course, a leading provider of biometric authentication solutions, including its mobile-focused Knomi SDK package. The company has lately seen some important changes to its executive team, including the appointment of a new…

Verint Deploys Voice Biometrics Tech at Filipino Credit Card Call Center

Verint Deploys Voice Biometrics Tech at Filipino Credit Card Call Center

RCBC Bankard is deploying Verint’s voice biometrics technology to safeguard its call center operations. RCBC Bankard is the credit card division of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in the Philippines; the deal itself came about through a partnership with Inspiro Relia. Once a customer has been enrolled, Verint’s voice biometrics technology uses unique vocal…

Barclays and Hitachi Release Improved Finger Vein Reader

Barclays and Hitachi Release Improved Finger Vein Reader

Barclays has released an updated version of its biometric finger vein scanner. The new Barclays Biometric Reader is built with Hitachi’s VeinID technology, and has been fully integrated into the bank’s iPortal digital banking system for Barclays’ corporate clients. Like its predecessor, the new BBR eliminates the need for a password during the authentication process,…

Banesco Panamá Embraces FacePhi’s Biometric Tech

Banesco Panamá Embraces FacePhi’s Biometric Tech

“FacePhi has indicated that Banesco Panamá will integrate [SelphID] technology into its mobile app and desktop site, allowing customers to open new accounts from the comfort of their personal devices.” FacePhi has solidified its position in the Panama market and in the Latin American region more broadly through a new contract with Banesco Panamá. The…

Money20/20: FindBiometrics Panel Discusses Who Will Control Identity in 2025

Money20/20: FindBiometrics Panel Discusses Who Will Control Identity in 2025

All eyes are on Las Vegas this week as the biometrics and identity industries converge on Money20/20 USA, the world’s premier financial services and FinTech conference. The financial vertical has long been the front line for the rapid evolution of biometrics, and every year Money20/20 serves as the gathering place where identity industry professionals show…

Money20/20: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira Talks Biometric ATMs and Passive Liveness Detection [Audio Interview]

Money20/20: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira Talks Biometric ATMs and Passive Liveness Detection [Audio Interview]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Las Vegas this week, where the biometrics and digital identity industries are converging on Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services conference. On Tuesday, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke with Javier Mira, the CEO of biometric authentication specialist FacePhi. The live interview begins with a discussion of Mira’s conversation…

Banks Must Focus on Strong Mobile Authentication, Suggests iovation Survey

Banks Must Focus on Strong Mobile Authentication, Suggests iovation Survey

“…just as younger consumers tend to show a higher preference for mobile banking, those in the 18-34 age range tend to prefer using the biometric authentication capabilities of those devices, whereas older survey respondents showed more of a preference for security questions.” Customers are increasingly accessing financial services on mobile devices, and providers need to…

FindBiometrics is Reporting Live From Money20/20 USA

FindBiometrics is Reporting Live From Money20/20 USA

Money20/20 USA runs October 27-30, 2019, in Las Vegas. FindBiometrics is reporting live from Money20/20 USA this week, conducting audio interviews with identity experts at the world’s leading FinTech conference and bringing you all the breaking financial biometrics news announced in Las Vegas. As part of our premier biometrics media partnership with Money20/20, FindBiometrics is…

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