Getin Bank turns to Hitachi finger vein technology for authentication

June 17, 2013 - 

Poland’s Getin Bank has announced that it is implementing Hitachi’s finger vein biometric authentication system in its new branch network.

“Within the framework of Getin Up project [the bank’s new branch network] we want to offer our customers the package of technical innovations that will facilitate them day-by-day using of banking services. Our long-term objective is to implement biometrics in all bank branches,” Karol Karolkiewicz, member of the Management Board of Getin Nobile Bank said.

Hitachi’s finger vein system was delivered to Getin Bank by a consortium of Hitachi Europe, and Wincor Nixdorf, a polish branch of a predominant ATM manufacturer.

“This prestigious implementation of Finger Vein technology by Getin Bank further demonstrates the leading position in Europe of the Polish Banking Sector in the development and application of innovative services for retail banking. Hitachi Europe is delighted to have assisted Getin Bank in this important project that further underlines the leading position of Hitachi’s Finger Vein solution in the banking industry,” Hirohiko Hirama, Executive General Manager of Information Systems Group, Hitachi Europe said.

According to the bank, the new system is set to eliminate the need for a handwritten signature for financial transactions.

Reported previously, Hitachi Europe announced that it also delivered its finger vein authentication system to Bank BPH in Poland.

Also, Invixium Identity recently entered into a partnership agreement to become a value added reseller of Hitachi’s Finger Vein Authentication Engine (FVAE) and a reseller of the H-1 biometric vein scanner.

 

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