Brightwell Announces FaceCheck

New feature leverages the latest technology, replaces passwords and fingerprint logins, and prevents account takeover

ATLANTA, GA (December 14, 2020) — Brightwell, a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid and send and spend money safely and efficiently worldwide, today launched FaceCheck, an innovative new feature that brings an additional layer of assurance and fraud prevention to Brightwell accounts. FaceCheck uses a two-second video selfie to match users to an encrypted 3D face map. The 3D face map, combined with liveness detection that ensures biological identifiers are from the proper user and not presentation attacks, such as photos, videos or masks, creates a fast, easy and incredibly secure way to access Brightwell accounts from any camera-enabled device.

With the rapid adoption of digital services further accelerated by COVID-19, financial accounts have become a prime target for fraud. Research firm Javelin reports that account takeover fraud rose 72 percent in 2019 alone, prompting the need for businesses to replace passwords with more sophisticated and dynamic authorization technology. More secure than a password or fingerprint login, FaceCheck uses a two-second video selfie to verify liveness and create a 3D face map of the user that will be used to verify their identity and, along with liveness verification, grant future access to the account.

"Access to funds anytime, anywhere is incredibly important to our users, many of which use the Brightwell app to quickly share money with loved ones while working at sea for extended periods," said Larry Hipp, CEO at Brightwell. "Our goal is to always put our users first and security is a big part of that. We never stop pushing our product forward and innovating to make the best product for the payroll industry. With FaceCheck, we're bringing the most sophisticated authentication technology to our users and giving them the peace of mind that their accounts and money are protected."

FaceCheck is one of several security enhancements Brightwell has made to its app this year. The new feature will be rolled out to all Brightwell users in Q1 2021. For more information, visit

About Brightwell

Brightwell is an Atlanta-based payments technology company that provides financial products to send money securely anywhere in the world. Companies of all sizes use their software and APIs to increase revenue, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. Brightwell offers a remittance platform that is easy to integrate with using SDKs or APIs as well as an A.I. risk detection engine to help stay ahead of fraud attacks. Brightwell's mobile-first platform to pay global workers is another suite of financial tools that help to simplify personal finances for communities that are traditionally underserved in the marketplace. Driven by a passion for financial inclusion and empowerment, Brightwell is living out its mission to create products that help people across the globe feel more connected to and in control of their money. For more information, visit

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This press release was originally published by PR Newswire on December 14, 2020.