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Mitek unveils biometric identity verification with single-point NFC

Developed for banks, fintech, and financial organizations
Mitek unveils biometric identity verification with single-point NFC

Mobile capture and identity verification software firm Mitek released a new update to its ID document and selfie biometric identity verification tool on Thursday.

The new version of the company’s identity verification workflow now includes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

With the addition of NFC, Mitek aims at creating a ‘fast-lane’ to help banks, fintech, and financial organizations onboard their customers in a simpler and more secure way with facial recognition.

“Mitek’s combination of the NFC chip data extraction, selfie capture, and liveness biometric verification is superior to other solutions,” commented Matthijs Ballintijn from JanusID, a firm utilizing Mitek’s solutions.

“The intuitive guidance helps users, and the accuracy of the NFC data enables faster, more reliable data capture, all of which will greatly increase our success rates.”

The integration of NFC technology into Mitek’s identity verification tool will now allow the company to authenticate users through biographical and biometric information contained within ID documents equipped with NFC chips.

In other words, following the update, Mitek’s customers will be able to scan their NFC-enabled IDs, take a selfie, and let the software perform a liveness check to verify their identity.

“In 2020 we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in demand for safe and secure digital authentication of identities,” said Sanjay Gupta, VP, Global Head of Product at Mitek.

Last month, for example, Mitek joined forces with Digidentity to help the UK Government verify the massive influx of new users joining the service during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company also partnered with Nova Credit recently to enable immigrants to establish credit in the U.S.

“With NFC technology, we can [now] offer a complete digital identity verification solution that prioritizes customer experience without compromising security,” Gupta added.

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