Getin Bank deploys Hitachi finger vein authentication in self-service branches

February 27, 2014 - 

Getin Bank has completed the first implementation of the self-service VTM branches in Poland, which include finger vein authentication technology from Hitachi.

According to the company, these new self-service bank branches – called Getin Point — allow customers to perform operation typically made in a bank branch. This includes cash, payment of bills, setting up deposits, making transfers, as well as setting up new accounts and the instant issuance of payment cards.

These self-serve banks also include identification document scanners, and a secure hand-writing tablet.

“Together with our partner in Poland we are introducing the most innovative solutions in Europe, and the VTM is another fruit of this cooperation. The VTM project is also another step towards the establishment of Finger Ven biometrics as a standard solution in the Polish banking sector,” Tadeusz Woszczyński, Regional Director for the Central Eastern Europe in the Information Systems Group of Hitachi Europe Ltd. said.

According to the company, VTM devices have been introduced in outher countries, but this is the first production network of VTM devices, which includes biometric finger vein authentication technology.

“In recent years instead of theorizing we have focused on the real implementations of the most innovative banking solutions. The VTM project at Getin Bank is the beginning of our joint expansion with Hitachi in the Polish market for banking innovation using biometrics in self-service devices. I can assure that this will not be our last surprise for the Polish market this year.” Adam Matyaszek, Vice President, General Manger of Banking at Wincor Nixdorf Sp. z o.o. said.

This latest deployment follws a previous partnership between Hitachi and Wincor Nixdorf, as reported previously in

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