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China Merchants Bank to explore biometric tech 20 January 2017

China Merchants Bank has said it will deploy multi-modal biometric solutions to keep on top of client-centric banking trends.

Saudi telco says fingerprint policy hit revenues 20 January 2017

Saudi telecommunications carrier tihad Etisalat (Mobily) has blamed a national policy that links biometrics to SIM data for losses in the last period.

UIDAI to incentivise biometric Aadhaar payments 20 January 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India has said merchants that use biometrics for digital transactions should be given incentives.

Hungarian firm to produce biometric passports for Mongolia 20 January 2017

Mongolia has inked a deal with the Hungarian State Printing Company to develop the country’s new generation of ePassports. 


Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  

World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.

Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 

Feature: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 

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