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Zions First National Bank introduces biometric cheque-cashing service

06 July 2006  |  3390 views  |  0 Source: Pay By Touch

Zions First National Bank, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) , and Pay By Touch today announced the introduction of biometric check-cashing to 12 locations throughout Utah and Idaho.

The new service, powered by biometric payments leader Pay By Touch, uses a finger scan to quickly and securely identify customers when they are cashing a government or payroll check.

The new service, Zions Express powered by Pay By Touch is easy to use. Customers must first register at any participating Zions Bank branch. A bank employee will positively identify the customer using a government-issued photo ID, then digitally scan the customer's fingerprint and take an electronic photograph. The one-time signup process takes only minutes, and at subsequent visits to the bank the customer need only place his/her finger on the Zions Express scanner to safely and securely cash payroll checks.

"We are excited to be the first in Salt Lake City to provide our customers a secure, convenient and quick way to cash their checks," said Rob Brough, senior vice president of Zions Bank Corporate Communications. "Not only will bank customers experience shorter transaction times, they'll be protected from identify theft and fraud."

"Pay By Touch is helping Zions reduce fraud and provide better customer service," said John Rogers, founder, chairman, and CEO of Pay By Touch. "Hands down, the financial services market is ready for Pay By Touch. The time is now."

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