OCBC first Singapore lender to launch face ID recognition for mobile app

OCBC Bank's retail and business banking customers can now log into the bank's app via their Apple iPhone X.

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People pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) bank automated teller machine in Singapore January 5, 201

OCBC Bank's retail and business banking customers can now log into the bank's app via their Apple iPhone X.

The bank said it's the first in Singapore to offer such biometric technology.

By leveraging Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology, OCBC Bank customers who have the new phone can now dispense with passwords or even fingerprints when doing their everyday banking on mobile apps, the bank said in a statement.

To get started, customers need to perform a one-time activation for OCBC OneLook on the OCBC mobile apps on their iPhone X. Face ID is available on Apple iPhone X, running on the iOS11 operating system.

OCBC OneLook is developed entirely by OCBC Bank's in-house mobile developer team.

Earlier, OCBC introduced the OneTouch fingerprint authentication, which was developed using Apple's Touch ID technology.

Over 120,000 Singapore-registered users of OCBC Bank's business internet banking portal, Velocity@ocbc, stand to benefit from this enhancement to the OCBC Business Mobile Banking app, the company said.

OCBC bank Q4 profits
People pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) bank automated teller machine in Singapore January 5, 201

OCBC Bank's retail and business banking customers can now log into the bank's app via their Apple iPhone X.

The bank said it's the first in Singapore to offer such biometric technology.

By leveraging Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology, OCBC Bank customers who have the new phone can now dispense with passwords or even fingerprints when doing their everyday banking on mobile apps, the bank said in a statement.

To get started, customers need to perform a one-time activation for OCBC OneLook on the OCBC mobile apps on their iPhone X. Face ID is available on Apple iPhone X, running on the iOS11 operating system.

OCBC OneLook is developed entirely by OCBC Bank's in-house mobile developer team.

Earlier, OCBC introduced the OneTouch fingerprint authentication, which was developed using Apple's Touch ID technology.

Over 120,000 Singapore-registered users of OCBC Bank's business internet banking portal, Velocity@ocbc, stand to benefit from this enhancement to the OCBC Business Mobile Banking app, the company said.

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