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Five Digits and One Simple Solution for Client Identification

By Lydia Baldridge Meier

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me five golden rings....

The picture above shows the five simple options an Opportunity client has to prove their identity: their digits. Fingerprint recognition is not just a way to bring the technology to rural Africa. It is a transformational service to the most marginalized people. Our clients don’t have to own an official identification card to open a secure savings account. They don’t need to know how to sign their name. When a woman takes the bold step to put aside her hard-earned money to save for her children’s future, she has the peace of mind that no one but the woman with her digits can get those funds. The banking regulators like Opportunity’s efforts to roll out biometric client identification because it reduces fraud. We like it because it changes lives. It tells our clients “We trust you, and we will protect you.”

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