Barclays Will 'Help' You Prove Your Identity to UK Gov’t

Barclays Will 'Help' You Prove Your Identity to UK Gov’t

THELOGICALINDIAN - Barclayshas launched afresh servicetoallow users to admission UK online government casework beneath a distinct ID Meanwhile some are already criticizing the online babyminding affairs for its requirements adage thatpseudoanonymous casework holdthe bend in the continued term

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Online Governance: ‘Quick and Secure’

Barclays joins the absolute eight companies the government currently permits to handle acute user advice and admission aegis accreditation for citizens.

Barclays Identity Service requires a UK passport, active authorization and coffer account. Once submitted, Barclays cross-references the abstracts with “third affair sources,” reports, afore arising a distinct username and countersign for users to admission a array of government services.


The consistent alleged “digital profile” agency the aborigine can accomplish accomplishments such as examination a driver’s authorization or filing tax paperwork, or any advice accurate by GOV.UK Verify websites, the program in which Barclays is partaking.

Cabinet Office abbot Francis Maude said about Verify aftermost year:

Barclays maintains the aim of the ample barter of claimed accreditation is ultimately to abridge the login action and advice admission for citizens themselves.

“The Barclays Identity Service will advice those attractive to admission government casework […] to annals an annual after commutual continued forms or diffuse paperwork or alike abrogation the house; and again log in through a quick and defended process,” the bank’s arch of advice Peter Simon said.

…Yet Obsolete?

However, accustomed the accretion availability of another government abstracts administration options, all-embracing advice administration is no best after its criticism.

Susanne Tarkowsi Tempelhof, architect of blockchain babyminding startup Bitnation, told it is alone a amount of time afore such systems are already obsolete.

“Because governments are adequate added and added dystopian in their ecology […] advice encryption is adequate boilerplate in babble applications,” she said. “Pseudo-anonymity will be the alone adequate advantage activity forward, and systems who don’t accept it will be larboard abaft (like banks, etc).”

She added:

Barclays has meanwhile had a active month, accepting become the aboriginal British coffer to action payments via Twitter via its own payments app Pingit. The service, accessible to any UK coffer annual holder, was launched March 10 to the country’s 13.5 actor Twitter users.

The coffer has additionally been actively researching Blockchain technology as allotment of the R3 consortium. Last July, it published a report on the abeyant for blockchain technology to be injected into absolute banking frameworks.

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