Identity verification

USAA backs digital identity firm

03/08/17 raised $19 million in a Series B round that was led by FTV Capital and included USAA.


Why a clear answer to the data-sharing debate remains elusive


Screen scraping has plenty of critics, but the alternatives, OAuth and APIs, have their share of detractors, too.


Voice recognition's surprise pitfall: aging customers


The human voice changes more quickly than you’d think, and this has to be taken into account by voice-recognition systems.


Crooks, like borrowers, flock to online lenders


Marketplace lenders have set themselves apart from banks by moving faster, but lending fraud might force them to revamp their authentication processes.


Thomson Reuters makes two deals in a hot identity space


The information giant agreed to buy two data businesses from the DTCC as regulators' demands for transparency fuel calls for shared industrywide solutions.


Biometrics, borders and banks: what U.S. can learn from other nations


The U.S. government and banks face similar challenges in implementing a biometrics identity system. Both should study what other countries are already doing.


The parallels between banks’ quest for security and border control


The Trump travel ban calls for a new biometrics system to track all travelers to the U.S. It could follow the examples set by Canada, India and Estonia.


KYC vs. data privacy: Can this fintech thread the needle?


Cambridge Blockchain, a startup that bills its technology as a solution for banks to the competing regulatory imperatives of transparency and privacy, has raised $2 million through a convertible note.


How fintech could (one day) solve problem underlying Trump travel ban


The president's executive order reflects a lack of trust in the identity information shared between countries. In theory, blockchains are tailor-made to solve this problem, but current systems may not be up to the task.


Why banks should consider taking a page from Facebook on security keys


Facebook now lets users log in using a physical token. If banks gave consumers this option, it would strengthen the security of online accounts — or at least bolster their image.