Users of the First Internet Bank (FIB) mobile banking app can now login using Eyeprint ID verification technology, allowing customers to access their bank account with a smartphone camera and an ‘‘eyeprint’’ instead of a username and password.
FIB joins a select number of banks that have integrated biometric technology within its
payment applications. Available for iOS and Android smartphones, customers can now access their First IB personal banking mobile app by using an image of their eye.
Eyeprint ID captures an image of the user’s eye and identifies the unique vein pattern that authenticates each customer – a feature which could potentially cut down on the number of security breaches that are commonplace within the mobile banking industry.
‘‘Eyeprint ID is the latest demonstration of First Internet Bank’s commitment to customer-centric digital banking,” comments David Becker, president and CEO for FIB.
‘‘Eyeprint ID comes quickly after our introduction of Touch ID authentication earlier this year, which enables customers to log in with a fingerprint. Biometric technology allows us to provide innovative solutions to our customers’ need for secure, convenient account access.’’
FIB becomes one of the few financial institutions to use eye-specific biometric technology to improve its banking application. However a number of tech and e-commerce firms have explored the possibility of using biometric technology for its consumer base.