America’s First Credit Union lets customers authenticate banking transactions with a digital driver’s license • NFCW

AUTHENTICATION: AFCU customers in Utah can now use their mobile driver’s license to verify their identity

America First Credit Union (AFCU) customers in the US states of Utah and Arizona can now use either state’s Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) to securely verify their identity when accessing their financial information and performing banking transactions at any of the credit union’s 121 branches. Locations.

Users will be able to authenticate their identity with the NFC and QR code-enabled digital driver’s license stored on their mobile device “with a simple scan or tap” and without needing to show or hand over their mobile phone.

“As the fifth-largest member credit union in the United States, more than 930,000 AFCU members in Utah and Arizona will now be able to use mDLs to access their financial information,” said the credit union.

“The AFCU will be able to accept other states with mDLs as they become available. AFCU will use GET Mobile Verify to securely identify its members, conduct transactions, enroll new members, and reduce the risk of fraudulent activity.

The Utah Community Credit Union announced that it will allow customers to use the Utah mDL as a legal form of identification for all banking transactions in June 2021.

Utah unveiled plans to begin driving the NFC- and QR-enabled Utah mDL in April 2021 and the Arizona Digital Driver’s License went live for Apple users in March of this year.

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