Valley Bank Selects Authoriti for Authorization of Wire Transfers

Authoriti Permission Code™ authorization puts control of everyday transactions in the hands of banking customers

NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Authoriti Network (“Authoriti”), the leading provider of new ways to prevent identity theft and misuse of consumer data, announced today that Valley National Bank (Valley) has selected Authoriti to authorize its customers’ wire transfers. Valley will provide the ability for wire customers to generate Permission Code-based “Smart PINs” from their phones.

Authoriti flips the age-old financial model in which financial and other institutions challenge their customers. With Authoriti, customers authorize the institution to execute a transaction on their behalf, maintaining control though multi-factor authorization – as opposed to multi-factor authentication.

“Valley customers will benefit from the ease with which they can securely authorize their wire transfers, without the delays and interruptions of requiring confirmation calls,” said Robert Bardusch, Chief Operating Officer at Valley. “With just a couple of clicks they can provide us with authorization to complete their transactions on their schedule.”

“We are excited to be among the pioneers to share this revolutionary approach to authorization with our banking customers,” agreed Fabian Rojas, Chief Technology Officer at Valley. “The safe, secure and resilient Authoriti Permission Code technology will protect our customers by putting them in control of their own transactions, significantly reducing the potential for identify theft and fraud, while streamlining our internal processes. Everybody wins.”

“We are thrilled to have Valley as one of our charter Permission Code customers,” said Lou Steinberg, Managing Partner of Authoriti. “Valley’s adoption of the latest technologies in support of their clients showcases what a modern, digital bank can accomplish.”

How Permission Codes Work
The Authoriti Permission Code puts control of transactions in the hands of the consumer and gives institutions the confidence that every action is authorized. Consumers can authorize a wide variety of requests, including tax return filing, money transfers, insurance billing, sharing medical and financial information, or even social network data sharing.

Institutions that need to approve a transaction simply ask for a Permission Code. A simple webservice call to Authoriti validates that the correct user has generated the code and that the transaction is authorized for the intended purpose.

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $31 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 215 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.

About the Authoriti Network
The Authoriti Network was founded in 2017 to create new ways of preventing identity theft, fraud, and misuse of consumer information. Our founders have significant leadership experience dealing with InfoSec at-scale in the world's leading financial institutions.  Authoriti develops the patent-pending Authoriti Permission Code™ “smart PIN”, which puts control of transactions in the hands of the consumer and gives institutions the confidence that every action is authorized. Visit

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