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St George preps fingerprint login for iPhone app

22 August 2014  |  7513 views  |  1 Apple iPhone

Australia's St George Bank will soon let iPhone-owning mobile customers log into their accounts with only a fingerprint.

The bank says that it will introduce the feature for iPhone 5S owners when Apple rolls out its iOS8 operating system next month, taking advantage of the handset's Touch ID technology.

Customers who open the St George app will have the choice to use their fingerprint or a password to log in and check their balances, transfer funds and carry out other transactions.

St George's parent, Westpac, is planning to follow suit in the near future, while a similar biometric login system for the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S5 is also in the pipeline.

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Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune | 26 August, 2014, 12:00

Kudos to St. George for adapting its mobile banking offering in tune with customer preference. To all the market studies it must've done to gauge the pulse of the market, let me add one more: I polled my 500+ LinkedIn Connections to ask them whether they preferred fingerprint or a strong NetBanking type of password like MvC!@#&1 to access their Mobile Banking app. An overwhelming majority (>70%) of respondents voted in favor of Fingerprint.

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