First UAE bank to use facial recognition for account opening goes live

Mark Battersby
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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), in partnership with the UAE government Ministry of interior's Facial Recognition verification system, has becomes the first bank in the UAE to "perform instant and highly secure verification" before opening a new account. ADIB's new service, helps to verify the account opener's identity details by using the MOI facial recognition system. It said in a statement on 2 August that the verification process is "seamless, efficient and uses enhanced security measures against fraud and other forms of identity theft". The technology will enable UAE citizens an...

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