irisguard was founded in 2001 and is a UK-based iris-recognition solutions company providing a leading payment platform designed for the delivery of humanitarian asssitance and for managing trusted human authentication requirements for large populations.

irisguard is trusted and supported by a variety of shareholders/investors who bring a wealth of knowledge and skills from a diversified selection of industries. Those include Goldman Sachs and Growthgate Capital.

irisguard’s patented and contact-free EyePay® technology is an innovative, secure financial delivery platform that replaces the use of traditional cards, PINs, usernames and passwords with the simple blink of an eye to authenticate and authorise a fault-free transaction in less than three seconds. 

irisguard manufactures and designs its hardware in the UK, therefore is uniquely positioned in providing a true end-to-end iris recognition solution that delivers cost-effective financial inclusion to the world’s 1.7 billion plus unbanked.


World’s First

2001 Iris-Border control system
2008 Iris-ATM, using only the eye
2013 Iris-Cash assistance UNHCR Refugee
2015 Iris-Food payments WFP supermarket
2017 Iris-Blockchain deployment
2019 EyePay Phone global launch
Cash aid distribution via a mobile wallet
2020 Offline mode launches with EyePay Phone
Door to door cash & food distribution


Impacting cash assistance distribution with innovation

irisguard is an established, trusted and recognised solutions provider for United Nations Agencies such as the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and many National government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) around the world, in addition to a large number of retail banks across the Middle East. Committed to empowering financial inclusion through iris recognition to the world’s unbanked, irisguard has long spearheaded the iris biometric sphere; the first iris recognition platforms in border control, the first iris-enabled ATM, the first iris-enabled supermarket POS and the first to secure blockchain authentication by replacing the cryptic key with an iris.

Human iris recognition is the most accurate, fast and secure biometric personal identifier available, and irisguard holds a unique status in the sector as the only provider of a complete, end-to-end iris recognition solution. Offering pristine iris imagers, back-end servers, financial applications, web services and API’s, irisguard operates from its headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK and its regional office in Amman, Jordan. IrisGuard is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 (MEA only) certified.

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