Standard Chartered clients can now access their bank account balances, cards, and investments using their fingerprints as identifiers.
The lender launched the Touch Login feature, which will be available on smartphones, iPhones, tablets, and iPads. The function was piloted in Singapore, the UAE and India mid this year prior to its roll out in Kenya.
“Fingerprint technology gives our clients more convenience and security. Touch login uses fingerprints to verify identity, making it more secure than username and password logins,” said Lamin Manjang, Standard Chartered CEO.
Mr Manjang said through the mobile app, clients using touch login will be able to access the bank’s full range of mobile banking services from moving money between accounts and checking transactions to paying credit card bills and sending electronic cashier’s orders.