Several Banks Working on iPhone 5s Touch ID-based Login for Consumer App

In June, during its WWDC event, Apple announced that it was opening up the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to third-party app developers. The keynote also featured a demonstration of the use of Touch ID in a personal-finance-management app called Mint. Earlier, Touch ID was limited to App Store and iTunes purchases and unlocking the device.

The announcement caught the attention of banks, and we can expect Touch ID to be used for accessing mobile banking services. Banking-app developers can now work with Apple to create apps that will enable users to log into an account using the fingerprint sensor. A fingerprint check could also act as an add-on layer to previous login methods. Some banks have already started working on integrating Touch ID and have wasted no time adding fingerprint technology to their mobile banking apps.

St. George Bank

St. George is rolling out its updated mobile banking app integrated with Touch ID. The biometric-lo ...

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