Qatar Islamic Bank Introduces Face Recognition App

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Published December 27th, 2017 - 09:27 GMT
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is the first bank in Qatar to implement Face ID for a mobile app.
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is the first bank in Qatar to implement Face ID for a mobile app.

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has introduced facial recognition capabilities on its mobile app across all smartphones, the first lender in the country to allow facial recognition technology.

Instead of customers logging into their accounts with their username and password each time they open the QIB mobile app, they can now use their Face ID to login in a simple and secured manner.

The new facial recognition technology, which is the latest authentication standards to login to smartphone devices and subsequently the applications, would add further security and convenience for the increasing number of QIB mobile app registered customers.
Using the biometric authentication option, QIB customers can login to their mobile banking app, to manage their accounts, make payments and transfers, have full control on their cards, request a cheque book, or even open a new fixed deposit account, among other banking transactions.

The new feature has been introduced as part of QIB latest upgrade of its mobile app, along some further development that enhanced the performance of the app, improved the user experience and introduction of the credit card monthly statement.

“Since we have introduced the fingerprint login option in our upgraded mobile app, thousands of our customers use it every day. Extending that functionality to facial recognition technology is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a better and up-to-the-minute banking experience to our customers through easy and secure features,” said D Anand, QIB’s general manager, Personal Banking Group.

The face identification technology is compatible across all Apple and Android mobile devices that have front cameras. Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition is the latest standard for authentication and it offers a new high level of security.

The QIB mobile app gives the option to use fingerprint or facial recognition for its biometric login, making it easier and more convenient for customers whether using an iPhone or Android devices to access and manage their financial accounts on the move. However, using the biometric registration is optional, and customers can still use the traditional username and password to login to QIB mobile app, Anand said.

Source: Gulf Times

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