Emirates NBD leverages NFC to verify identity


Customers of Emirates NBD in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey are the first in the region to be able to verify their identity documents when they open a new bank account using an NFC-powered solution on the bank’s mobile banking app, according to a press release.

“The bank’s TruID solution uses NFC technology to read information from embedded chips in the documents and seamlessly extracts data to autofill a digital account application,” an NBD spokesperson said in the release. “The customer is then prompted to take a selfie within the app to complete the process.”

“Apple users can have their biometric passports read using the NFC technology, while Android users can avail electronic readings of both Emirates ID and their biometric passports,” the spokesperson said.

NBD’s TruID solution uses document recognition and biometric technology developed with Netherlands-based machine learning specialist VisionLabs and Russia-based ID scanning software provider Smart Engines.