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Volopa Leverages Onfido’s Biometrics and Document Reading for Onboarding

Volopa Leverages Onfido’s Biometrics and Document Reading for Onboarding

Volopa has become the latest FinTech company to take advantage of Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology for customer onboarding. Based in London, Volopa is the operator of multiple white label prepaid card programs in the European Economic Area, and also offers money transfer services through its platform. As such, it’s very much in line…

IDnow Leverages Face Biometrics and Document Reading for Authentication

IDnow Leverages Face Biometrics and Document Reading for Authentication

IDnow has launched an upgraded version of its identity platform. The system is designed to leverage facial recognition and document reading technologies for end user authentication, all through a standard mobile or desktop camera. It also offers a personal assistance feature in which an agent can help to verify an end user’s identity through video…

Biometric Software Usage to Rise Dramatically: Report

Biometric Software Usage to Rise Dramatically: Report

Juniper Research is predicting the rise of software-based biometric authentication in a new report. Entitled “Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation 2018-2023,” the forecast predicts that end users of such systems will rise from about 429 million this year to 1.5 billion in 2023. The prediction essentially points to the rise of facial recognition.…

Jumio Wins Acclaim for Growth in Press-Driven Awards Program

Jumio Wins Acclaim for Growth in Press-Driven Awards Program

“Jumio was selected as winner based, of course, on its success in offering its flagship Netverify authentication solution, which is designed to leverage facial recognition and document reading technology to confirm end users’ identities on an entirely digital basis.” Jumio has won yet more industry acclaim: The company tied for the Silver award in the…

Societe Generale Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for Opening Bank Accounts

Societe Generale Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for Opening Bank Accounts

One of France’s biggest banks has launched a biometric mobile enrollment system designed to let new customers open accounts with a selfie. In pursuing the technology Societe Generale says it has become the first bank in France to obtain regulatory approval for this kind of facial recognition technology from CNIL, the French data protection authority.…

Code Suggests Facial Recognition Coming to Google Devices

Code Suggests Facial Recognition Coming to Google Devices

Google appears to be working on a new facial recognition system for its mobile devices, according to a new XDA-Developers report. It’s mostly conjecture, but it’s based on pretty solid footing. Essentially, XDA-Developers has been digging around in code for Google Assistant, Google’s AI-driven virtual helper, and found snippets suggesting that a mysterious feature codenamed…

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

“In a statement announcing Cook’s appointment, FaceTec emphasized his work consulting with banks on compliance with PSD2, the European Union’s major new payments regulation, and particularly its Strong Customer Authentication requirement.” A big new executive appointment could help FaceTec to promote its ZoOm facial recognition system in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets. Steve…

Daon Tech Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for New Zealand Digital ID

Daon Tech Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for New Zealand Digital ID

“Our strategy remains being committed to delivering a platform through which the identity of a user can be established, authenticated and recovered. Digital onboarding represents an important area and builds on Daon’s history of delivering proven mobile biometric authentication to millions of consumers.” – Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)…

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

“…Ipsidy credited its jump in revenues primarily to its work providing biometric voter identification technology to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.” Ipsidy has issued its Q2 results, depicting a company on the upswing. The company saw revenues of $1.8 million in its second quarter, up from $0.6 million in Q2 of 2017. Likewise, revenues for the…

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