ADIB first UAE bank to use facial recognition for account opening

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ADIB first UAE bank to use facial recognition for account opening

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), with alignment to the UAE government vision in promoting digital services, announced opening of accounts remotely and digitally. Through secure access to the Ministry of interior’s Facial Recognition verification system, ADIB 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. 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 and residents to open a new ADIB account remotely giving them instant access to banking services without the need to visit the bank. Commenting on this, Sameh Awadallah, Head of ADIB’s Branch Network, said: “Together with MoI, we are enabling for the first time in the UAE, residents to open an instant digital account in a secure and seamless way. The use of facial recognition system is key step for ADIB towards the implementation of emerging technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Thus, in line with UAE’s digital agenda, we have been introducing digital solutions over the years that provide convenient and…