Experian adds face authentication for new accounts


Experian will be implementing facial authentication from Onfido in an effort to upgrade its fraud detection capabilities for new account openings.

The facial biometrics technology will be used as part of identity checks by Experian for customers applying for loans or opening new bank accounts remotely, according to a report in the Paypers.

Remote authentication technology allows customers to prove their identity by submitting a photo of a government-issued identity document and a selfie for biometric matching.

Experian provides identity-checking services to clients including Barclay’s the Co-Operative, HSBC, Lloyds, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.