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Utah Credit Union to Participate in First Pilot of Mobile Driver’s License Program

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Utah Community Credit Union will be the first financial institution in the state to accept mobile driver’s licenses for all banking transactions shortly after Utah becomes the first state to pilot the program, the Department of Security said. Utah Public Tuesday, June 22. (Utah Department of Public Safety)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Community Credit Union will be the first financial institution in the state to accept mobile driver’s licenses for all banking transactions shortly after Utah became the first state to pilot the program, a the Utah Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.

The Mobile Driver’s License Program was created to provide contactless identification banking transactions that don’t compromise on safety, security and accuracy. The program allows banking with a touch or swipe, allowing the phone to never change hands. Utah is the first state to have a mobile driver’s license program that meets international standards and allows citizens to use it as a legal form of identification, according to the department.

“UCCU has taken the lead in accepting Utah mDL, and we are delighted to announce UCCU as the first in a series of pioneers to accept mDL and help us realize the vision of trusted mobile identities accepted in our large State, ”said Chris Caras, director of the driver’s license division, in a statement.

During the pilot program, the UCCU will use GET Mobile Verify. Use of the Mobile Driver’s License program is intended to preserve the privacy of Utah residents and allow agencies to confirm identity and eliminate the subjectivity of visual identity verification, according to the public security department.

UCCU’s implementation of the Mobile Driver’s License program helps take the program to the next level, thereby helping other entities to use a reader that will receive and verify mobile licenses. The Utah Driver’s License Division says it is working to expand the use of mobile driver’s licenses and is working with entities to ensure their acceptance.

“We are excited to be a pioneer of the Utah mDL Pilot Project because we believe that standardized mobile identifiers provide our members with a more convenient, safe and secure way to entrust us with their credentials,” said Justin Olson, UCCU’s chief information officer, in a statement. declaration. “It has long seemed logical that driver’s licenses and IDs follow the path of credit cards, and so many other areas of life, by becoming mobile. The pandemic has really accelerated our search for ways to allow contactless exchanges of information and improve our customers. a service.”

The pilot program will include 100 Utah residents with the potential to expand the program to 10,000 participants later in the year, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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