Banking, ePassports driving biometrics expansion says Gemalto

According to analysis from Gemalto, an international digital security company, banking and border security will continue to drive the expansion of biometrics. “With security threats becoming more prevalent and advanced, financial organisations and retailers are now exploring ways to make digital interactions more secure and seamless for customers. This goal is driving increased demand for biometric solutions,” stated Pierre Lelievre VP, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific at Gemalto in a recent article.  “Using a fingerprint, iris scan, voiceprint or facial

Two mobile devices adopt Natural Security Alliance standard

Natural Security Alliance recently announced the launch of two connected devices implementing its Natural Security standard. The two devices have been developed for proximity payment projects to enable users to pay with a strictly personal device that was designed specifically for payment transactions and that delivers strong authentication without compromising security or personal data protection. The Natural Security standard combines biometrics, used to approve transactions, with a personal connected device. These personal devices are provided by two manufacturers, UINT (WIBiMi) and

SpeechPro named voice biometrics leader by Opus Research

Last week, SpeechPro was named an industry leader in voice biometrics, in a report published by Opus Research in Speech Technology Magazine. “SpeechPro has invested heavily in research and development with over 150 specialists, including 30 PhDs, collaborating to create our cutting edge products,” said Alexey Khitrov, President of SpeechPro. “This recognition is an honor and confirmation that our focus on R&D has been a worthwhile endeavor in the innovation-driven world of voice biometrics.” The Opus Research report, entitled “Voice

Cognitive biometrics firm BioCatch among FinTech companies to watch: report

Cognitive biometrics company BioCatch is among the 10 companies featured in American Banker and the Bank Administration Institute’s annual FinTech Forward special report which highlights the top 10 technology companies to watch. American Banker and BAI are information and education institutions in the financial services industry and have collaborated for more than a decade. FinTech Forward represents a new joint initiative to give bankers the information and perspective on technology they need to successfully plot the future. It also identifies

Biometrics in Australia

This is a guest post by Maria Makedonas, Marketing Cooridnator for Argus Global, Sydney In Australia, the use of biometrics is becoming more prominent in the private sector. Biometrics is now common in the public sector, however it is also apparent biometrics can be used in the private sector and in many more applications as outlined in this blog post. Biometrics and banking: Financial institutions are talking about the use of biometrics for their customers such as opening an account,

5th Internet Finance and Payment Innovation 2014

20-21 November 2014 Shanghai, China We will gather no less than 250 leaders from commercial banks, payment service or solution providers, P2P, e-commerce companies, handset producers, airlines, funds, assurance, telecom carriers, government, central banks, association and others. They will focus on the hot topics including “The Roadmap of P2P and Crowdfunding in the Context of Internet Finance”, “Bank’s Mashup Practice in Internet Finance”, “Mobile Finance 3.0″, “Develop Cloud-Payment Platform to Safeguard Payment Security”, “Innovate Payment Services, Improve Process Efficiency and

Bank Muscat launches biometric system compatible with national ID card

Financial services firm Bank Muscat announced it has introduced a biometric system that is compatible with the national identification card. Available across its network of 137 branches, Bank Muscat’s biometric ID system is designed to improve efficiency and facilitate faster transaction processing times. The NID enables accurate data capture during banking transactions, particularly in the case of opening new accounts. Bank Muscat has teamed up with the Royal Oman Police to launch the new biometric identification system and ultimately provide

Nigerian banks plan to collect customer biometrics harmed by poor logistics

Just a couple months before commercial banks in Lagos, Nigeria were intending on launching the early stages of Bank Verification Number – a joint initiative led by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) designed to collect customers’ biometrics to curb fraud — it became apparent that poor logistics and inadequate reinforcement of shareholders may have already harmed the implementation, according to The Sun News Online. The BVN would essentially provide all banking

Hoyos Labs to demonstrate new app that uses biometrics at NYC event

Hoyos Labs announced that it will demonstrate its soon-to-be-released mobile app which uses a range of biometrics to replace usernames and passwords, at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in New York City. At the conference, Hoyos Labs will demonstrate the app to members of the financial community to illustrate how they can use the technology to easily safeguard their corporate and financial data. By essentially transforming a smartphone into a biometrics acquisition device, the app uses a “liveness” detection system that

Fonetic, Tango Networks bring mobility to voice biometrics and compliance recording

Fonetic announced it has partnered with business mobility firm Tango Networks to provide a comprehensive voice biometrics and compliance recording solution for global trading floors. As a result of the partnership, Fonetic will combine its speech analytics solution with Tango Networks’ mobile recording application to enable secure transactions, share important information, and securely record customer relations calls over a mobile phone. “Any compliance program is only as strong as its weakest link; and for too long mobile devices have been