Two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology, in a UK industry first.
RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature with their security information, but would only need to use Apple’s Touch ID thereafter.
The banks said that, after three failed login attempts, customers would have to re-enter their passcodes.
Hopefully, it will not be long before the other other major banks implement this feature in their own apps. Banking apps are normally and quite rightly very secure but can take longer to gain access because of this – depending on how the bank developers implement it, Touch ID would speed up this process.