BMO Selfie ID Lets Canadians Apply for Credit Cards, Bank Accounts via App

BMO has today announced the launch of Selfie ID, a new digital verification solution that provides Canadians with a convenient way to apply for opening personal bank accounts and credit cards from their mobile devices.


Using Selfie ID, customers can verify their identity by uploading a photo of Canadian government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or permanent residence card, along with a selfie.

The authenticity of both items is automatically verified and provide customers with a decision on their application in real time.

“We have continued to evolve the onboarding journey with a simple and digital experience that meets customers where they are” said Mathew Mehrotra, Chief Digital Office BMO Financial Group.

“Selfie ID provides a convenient, fast and secure digital method for customers to verify their identity without visiting a branch. This is another example of how we are building a digitally-enabled, future-ready bank, while helping our customers make real financial progress.”

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