Japanese bank Ogaki Kyoritsu to launch biometric ATM identification

Biometric ATM identification

From September the bank will be rolling out a new ATM identification system whereby the user provides a hand print instead of entering a card into the machine. For the technology to work account holders will have to register their palm print with the bank. Transactions are then carried out by placing the palm on a special panel and entering birth date and PIN for authentication. The company claims the solution is the first of its kind in Japan -the technology is employed by various banks but in place of PIN authentication rather than the card itself. The banks motivation for the solution is to ensure people have access to their bank account in times of natural disaster such as those that wreaked havoc in the country last year.

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