Getin Bank and Hitachi Europe launch finger vein biometric authentication

28 February 2014

Polish Getin Bank has been working with Hitachi Europe to launch new financial technology that utilises finger vein biometric authentication at its self-service VTM branches called Getin Point.

The new self-service branches allow customers to carry out many of the operations they would in a traditional high-street bank.

VTM provides support for cash, payment of bills, setting up deposits, transfers from accounts, the creation of new accounts and the instant issuance of payment cards.

In order to provide all of these functions, the correct level of security was required by the firm, which led it to team up with Hitachi Europe and implement finger vein authentication.

A biometric scanner is used by customers to log onto the system and authenticate and confirm each task.

Finger vein biometrics is becoming an increasingly popular method of authentication in Poland and has been utilised at a range of ATMs and bank branches in the past.

By Tony Aynsley

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