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iProov and Mvine Limited announce today that a new agreement has been formalised to partner with one another on forthcoming business engagements.

Mvine brings to the partnership its cyber secure collaboration portal and identity management technology. iProov brings biometric identity authentication technology that delivers Genuine Presence Assurance, ensuring that an individual is the right person, a real person, and authenticating right now.

The two companies will collaborate immediately on a development project called ‘COVID-19 test status digital passport, with privacy protection for adults and children’.  This will deliver, within two months, a fully working demonstrator featuring the companies’ respective technologies being put to use in an entirely new way to improve public health and citizen privacy.

Mvine is developing this solution with funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), won in a highly competitive call to rapidly develop solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. The Phase 1 demonstrator for antibody test results will be completed by 31 July 2020.

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iProov is pleased to announce that our technology will be deployed to improve the speed and safety of train travel.

Rail passengers using Eurostar services will be the first to take advantage of a facial biometric corridor to enable contactless journeys. The walk-through system will allow customers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at St Pancras International station without needing to come into contact with people or hardware.

The concept, already trialled in airports to increase speed and safety and manage immigration, is now being brought to train travel as part of the First of a Kind (FOAK) competition run by Innovate UK and funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative supports research, development and innovation in the UK rail industry.

Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO, iProov, said; “This is a world first. iProov is enabling train passengers to choose to travel without tickets or documentation in a way that is safe and secure.

“What started off as a project to reduce travel congestion and keep passengers moving is now going to help keep people safe in a pandemic world through social distancing and contactless interaction.

“It’s yet another example of how opt-in facial verification is making life easier and safer for people around the world.”

Passengers planning to travel on Eurostar services would be offered an accelerated pre-boarding option. Prior to travelling, they would use the Eurostar app to scan their identity documentation before iProoving themselves. The iProov facial biometric check uses patented controlled illumination to authenticate the identity of the user against the ID document.

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iProov is pleased to announce our partnership with RegTech specialists, NorthRow. The move sees iProov expand our growing partner network and extend services into the property, professional services and FinTech sectors.

NorthRow’s deployment of iProov’s technology will enable a broad range of regulated organisations to comply with strict anti-money laundering regulations while onboarding customers and processing transactions remotely. iProov’s strong customer authentication technology simplifies this process while strengthening protection against sophisticated criminal attacks.

iProov’s Flashmark facial verification technology has been integrated into NorthRow’s flagship RemoteVerify solution, providing a Genuine Presence Assurance check for a fast, robust and compliant customer onboarding experience.

NorthRow’s growing customer base, which includes building societies, FinTechs, world-leading estate agents and employee onboarding providers, uses the platform to comply with KYC and other regulations to eliminate financial crime, to accelerate onboarding processes, and to reduce costs.

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Home Office EU Settlement Scheme

The headline says it all: Has the UK Just Quietly Seen One of the Most Successful Government IT Projects Ever?

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Home Office set out to create a simple application process allowing 3.5 million EEA nationals to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Applicants need to complete just three key steps - prove their identity, show that they live in the UK, and declare any criminal convictions. To make this as simple as possible, the Home Office sought out new innovative capabilities to create an optional end-to-end digital application channel.

iProov worked with WorldReach Software and InnoValor to deliver a scalable, secure, and usable solution. The details of the project can be seen in this excellent case study from WorldReach.

The highlights of the project:

  • More than 3.1 million applications have been successfully concluded.
  • A high percentage completed their application in under 10 minutes, with a high level of identity assurance.
  • Over 2,300 different makes and models of Android and iOS devices have been used to complete the identity verification process.
  • Peaks of 25,000-30,000 applications per day have been supported.
  • In a 2019 EUSS  survey, 79% of applicants indicated that proving their identity through the app was either "very easy" or "fairly easy". A further 7% found it neither difficult nor easy.
  • The app receives an average 4.1 star satisfaction rating on Google Play Store.

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iProov was named Best Authentication Technology at the SC Europe Awards yesterday.

The judges said: “Great to see technology which is able to prove the actual identity of a person behind the device. Game changing for customers and companies looking for speed with security,” adding, “Really well presented and very relevant for today's customer. Innovative good product.”

The judges concluded; "iProov presented some solid business benefits for its solution."

The SC Awards are recognized as the gold standard of achievement for cybersecurity providers, products and professionals.

Biometric Authentication for the UK Home Office

The award recognized iProov's Genuine Presence Assurance work for the UK Home Office and the EU Settlement Status application process (described here recently in Has the UK Just Quietly Seen One of the Most Successful Government IT Projects Ever?)

Recent data on the project shows that:

  • More than 3.1 million applications have been successfully concluded
  • A high percentage of applicants completed their application in under 10 minutes, with a high level of identity assurance
  • Over 2,300 different makes and models of Android and iOS devices have been used to complete the identity verification process 
  • Peaks of 25,000-30,000 applications per day have been successfully managed
  • 79% of applicants indicated that proving their identity through the app was either "very easy" or "fairly easy"

Read the full EU Settlement Status case study.

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