UK banks endorse Apple’s Touch ID

“Two major banks are to let their customers access their accounts on their iPhones using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning technology,” Richard Gray reports for The Daily Mail. “Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest said that customers will no longer need to remember complicated login information to see their finances.”

“It is the first time a major bank has enabled the fingerprint recognition technology in place of passwords and passcodes on a mobile phone application,” Gray reports. “Around 880,000 RBS and NatWest customers are expected to be able to use the feature, which is only available on iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 devices.”

MacDailyNews Note: Incorrect. Touch ID is also available on iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air 2.

Gray reports, “Stuart Haire, managing director of RBS and NatWest Direct Bank, said: ‘There has been a revolution in banking, as more and more of our customers are using digital technology to bank with us. Adding Touch ID to our mobile banking app makes it even easier and more convenient for customers to manage their finances on the move.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Ting” for the heads up.]


    1. Apple Pay is not just a NatWest (or any other bank) thing, it has to be sorted out with Apple as well so they’re linked up. Touch ID is just in iOS so it’s just a case of the app developer adding it.

      Point taken and wanted though.

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