IrisGuard joins the Biometrics Institute as both celebrate 20 years of success

Tuesday 5 Oct 2021 | Member Press Release | Member Resources |

IrisGuard are excited to announce that they have become a member of the Biometrics Institute, the global, independent, impartial, international members association, which promotes the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.

IrisGuard are the world leader in iris recognition secured payment services, providing an end-to-end and scalable system for targeted transfer of humanitarian assistance payments, EMRs management and government to citizen benefit entitlements. Their powerful technology authenticates and authorizes transactions without any other ID, ensuring 100% accurate proof-of-life in real time on a one-to-many basis. They’ve been leading the way in this sector for the past 20 years.

Simon Reed, Deputy Director comments; “We are looking forward to working with a diverse global biometrics network, sharing our insights and experiences and playing a key part in the development of good practices supporting responsible use of biometrics across a variety of settings. As this is also our 20th anniversary year, it is an excellent time to further support the Institute.”

The Biometrics Institute was established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney. With more than a thousand members from 225 membership organisations spread across 30 countries, it represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community. This includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers and academics.

The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good practices and thought leadership for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.

About IrisGuard

UK based iris recognition and payment technology company operating in 11 countries and a trusted long-term partner of the UNHCR, WFP, UN Women, NGOs and retail banks. An associate member of the GSMA, mobile phone developer and a vanguard member of the Million Lives Collective also members of CaLP (Cash Learning Partnership).

Their products and services are driving financial assistance for millions of unbanked who are now able to receive cash from ATMs and mobile cash-out agents, buy their food in supermarkets and receive their regular pension payments using solely their eyes as a proof of life. They have integrated with the world’s largest Blockchain for humanitarian aid Building Blocks. whilst able to operate in challenging environments with poor connectivity requiring one-time only registration, empowering financial inclusion and gender equality of vulnerable people without bank accounts.

Notes to editors:

  • For more information on IrisGuard, please visit
  • For more information on the Biometrics Institute contact:
  • Images of our products and services are available on request
  • Interview with Imad Malhas, CEO or Simon Reed, Deputy Director also available upon request


Media contact:

Eva Mowbray

Director of Marketing & Global Partnerships

IrisGuard UK Ltd

T: + 44 (0) 1908 597114

M: +44 (0) 7539 739450






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