Digital Insight, an NCR company, today introduced Android Fingerprint ID to its award-winning Mobile Banking App.
The new feature allows mobile banking users to use their fingerprints to authenticate their identities to log in on Android devices. For community banks and credit unions, the fingerprint authentication functionality will help reduce the costs associated with password resets, lockouts and call center inquiries, while giving end users a secure, fast and easy way to access their accounts via their smartphones and tablets.
Android Fingerprint ID is one of a variety of biometrics-driven authentication features delivered through the Digital Insight platform, including Apple Touch ID™ and EyeVerify’s EyePrint ID™. Digital Insight expects to make Android Fingerprint ID available to all of its mobile banking clients in May 2016.
Android Fingerprint ID allows bank customers and credit union members to log into their mobile banking application without entering traditional login credentials. This new feature gives end users the convenience to access their finances in a more simple and secure way, replacing manual entry of a username and password. Android Fingerprint ID will be available on any device that runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and has a physical fingerprint sensor that supports the Android Fingerprint API.
“Biometrics offer a compelling feature for mobile banking applications, driving benefits for the end user as well as the financial institution,” said Dan Weis, senior product manager for Mobile Banking, Digital Insight. “We believe that consumers will want varying types of biometrics based on factors such as personal preference, their finger dexterity, their device preference, and even how they are dressed. Our introduction of Android Fingerprint Scan furthers our commitment to biometric authentication and continued top-of-the-line performance of the Digital Insight mobile banking app.”
Digital Insight’s mobile banking apps enjoy an average, blended app rating of 4.6 stars on the Apple App Store® and Google Play1 and, according to a recent report, eight of the top 10-rated banking apps are powered by Digital Insight.
“At Cambridge Savings Bank we are constantly looking for ways to enhance our digital offerings and being the first bank through Digital Insight to launch Android Fingerprint ID for our mobile banking app is a great example of that,” said Dan Mercurio, Head of Consumer Banking, Cambridge Savings Bank. “By staying at the forefront of advancements in technology, we’re able to provide our customers with the convenient and secure banking experience that they have come to expect.”
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