Standard Chartered Bank brings biometric log-in to Kenya

Thursday 8 December 2016 | 09:45 CET | News
Kenya's Standard Chartered Bank has launched the Touch Login feature for smartphones, iPhones, tablets and iPads, so clients can access their bank account balances, cards and investments securely using their fingerprints as identifiers. The function was piloted in Singapore, the UAE and India in the middle of this year prior to its roll-out in Kenya. Lamin Manjang, Standard Chartered CEO, said clients using Touch Login will be able to access the full range of mobile banking services, from moving money between accounts and checking transactions, to paying credit card bills and sending

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Samsung
Countries: Kenya
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