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Isbank in biometric banking push

Written by Scott Thompson

Hitachi has worked with Isbank to install biometric finger vein scanners in ATMs and branches. Around 3,400 scanners have been installed at the Turkish bank, enabling customers to withdraw cash and access other services without using a bank card.

Hitachi says that its technology uses the pattern of veins within a finger to verify identity and, as such, is impossible to counterfeit and unlike most other biometrics is non-traceable. The company worked with MIG International to install the authentication scanners in 2,400 NCR and Wincor Nixdorf ATMs. Another 1,000 units have been implemented in branches across Turkey.

Sabri Gökmenler, IT division head at İşbank, comments: “The bank sees the implementation of biometrics at ATMs as a natural evolution in the use of technology to provide new levels of security and flexibility for our customers. One of the main benefits of using finger vein technology is that customers can withdraw cash from the ATM without the need to use a card.”

Peter Jones, deputy general manager, responsible for finger vein-related solution business in EMEA at Hitachi Europe, says: “We're delighted that Isbank has selected our technology for its biometric banking project. Our wide experience of biometric banking business in Japan means that we can react quickly to the demands of the varied EMEA market and we are able to scale our operations to match the business goals of ambitious players such as Isbank. We are looking forward to future cooperation with the bank as they expand their portfolio of biometric applications.”

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