mobile commerce

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…

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Google has begun its US launch of Android Pay, its own mPayment platform. In an announcement on the Android blog, the company explained that the service will be “rolling out over the next few days, and this is just the beginning.” The service is currently compatible with any NFC-enabled Android mobile device running KitKat 4.4+,…

PayPal Announces Touch ID Support

PayPal Announces Touch ID Support

PayPal is now offering Touch ID support for its mobile app, the company has announced. Users of Apple’s mobile devices can now log in using the embedded fingerprint sensor system. In a statement, the company positioned the move as a customer service improvement, emphasizing the password-less system’s ease-of-use and asserting, “we want to make sure…

Touch ID Chosen For Another Banking App

Touch ID Chosen For Another Banking App

Malauzai Software, an Austin-based company specializing in apps that enable mobile and online banking, has announced that it is integrating Touch ID security into its mobile offerings. That will allow Malauzai’s client companies to enable biometric sign-in for their customers. It’s likely a very welcome development for Malauzai’s clients, and indeed some are already singing…

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Like the mPayment killer app, Apple Pay, Alipay is going to use biometric authentication for payments; but rather than having users scan their fingerprints, the platform will use Face++ facial recognition technology. Face++, a China-based company specializing in facial recognition technology, has raised $47 million in its latest round of funding, according to a TechCrunch…

Credit Union App Lets Users Choose Biometrics

Credit Union App Lets Users Choose Biometrics

Customers of Mountain America Credit Union can now log in to the company’s mobile app via biometric authentication, the company has announced. Users can now log in via finger-swipe, or by eye-scan. It’s an effort to make logging in both easier and more secure. In a statement announcing the new login system, Mountain America Product…

News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

This past week at FindBiometrics the news was filled with accomplishments and endorsements. Expansions and contracts also made headlines, rounding out a week that saw an number of research reports and Q1 fiscal updates. Here is a look at the top identity management stories from the week that was. Mobility and Authentication The two most popular…

Visa Focuses on mPayment Expansion, Biometric Security

Visa Focuses on mPayment Expansion, Biometric Security

Visa is ramping up its efforts to get into the digital payments game with an expansion of its digital wallet service and more intensive investigations into biometric security. According to a Financial Times article by Emma Dunkley, Visa Europe has been forming partnerships with major retailers in the UK in an attempt to get more…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometrics in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometrics in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

Chinese mPayment Platform Gets Gov’t Advice on Biometrics

Chinese mPayment Platform Gets Gov’t Advice on Biometrics

Chinese internet company Tencent has embarked on a government partnership to help the company roll out a new mPayment service, according to a Xinhua article on Want China Times. Its new mPayment subsidiary, Tenpay, is partnering up with the National Citizen Identity Information Center, a division of China’s Ministry of Public Security. The partnership will…

Apple Pay Adds Ten New Merchants

Apple Pay Adds Ten New Merchants

Apple has added 10 new merchants to its list of Apple Pay supporters, according to an AppleInsider article. Among the new additions are such high-profile companies as Gamestop and T-Mobile. That brings the official merchant partner count on Apple the Apple Pay website to 68, but, as the article notes, there are many others that…

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Risk management and fraud prevention company Early Warning has announced that it is buying Authentify, Inc. The companies have signed a definitive agreement to that end, and the deal is set to close in the immediate future. Early Warning is expecting the acquisition to have a major payoff in enhancing its platform of digital channel…

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

-The emerging vulnerabilities of mCommerce are a serious threat, but there are viable multi-factor solutions, and sticking with archaic password systems is not a good option.- In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind…

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

March is Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics and we’ve already seen a great number of news items surface that are shaping the future of strong mobile identity. With this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) featuring more biometric solutions than ever before, new innovations from Apple and an encouraging amount of talk out of SXSW in…

Nymi Considered By British Bank

Nymi Considered By British Bank

British bank Halifax is considering the implementation of a cardiac biometric system for customer authentication, according to an article in The Telegraph by Richard Dyson. The technology would theoretically come by way of Canadian company Nymi, as the bank is currently exploring the potential of its Nymi Band biometric wristband. The idea is to take…