BBVA unveils iris scanning banking app feature
Written by Anthony Strzalek
BBVA has unveiled an iris scanning feature which allows the Spanish banking group’s customers who have Samsung-compatible smartphones to log on to the mobile banking app just by looking at their displays.
With the launch of this feature, BBVA becomes the first Spanish bank to deploy Samsung’s advanced biometric authentication technology, Samsung Pass, which will permit customers to bypass login/password authentication methods.
Samsung Pass, based on FIDO (Fast Identity Online) technology, frees the user from having to write identifiers and passwords to start each session.
Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s head of mobile channels, said: “BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access to the platform, but also offers an unparalleled level of cybersecurity.”