Shinhan Bank adopts mobile driver’s license authentication for bakery services


[Courtesy of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety]

SEOUL – Shinhan Bank, a major business leader in South Korea, has adopted a mobile driver’s license identification system that has the same authenticity as the physical version of the plastic card when receiving bakery services. Customers no longer need to show their plastic licenses to identify themselves.

A mobile driving license is a digital license issued using a smartphone application. In September 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Science lifted regulations on mobile authentication service through a regulatory sandbox. In June 2020, the three South Korean mobile operators – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – launched a digital driver’s license service through “PASS”, a personal identity verification application. The app also allows convenience store operators to verify the age of owners through the digital driver’s license.

Shinhan Bank said in a statement on April 8 that the mobile driver’s license service will be adopted to receive all banking services, including opening bank accounts and transferring foreign currency. “Through the mobile driver’s license service, customers visiting our branches can easily receive banking services,” an unnamed Shinhan Bank official said in a statement on April 8.

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