HSBC uses facial recognition so customers can open new bank accounts with a selfie
Banks around the world are embracing biometrics as a way of securing customers’ accounts. HSBC is taking things in a slightly different direction, however, giving business customers the ability to open a new account using a selfie.
While the selfie alone is not enough to open a bank account, it is used as part of the identity verification process. It uses facial recognition software to analyse a selfie taken on a smartphone.