Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya adds fingerprint authentication to mobile banking app

May 29, 2016 - 

According to a report in CapitalFM, Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya has introduced fingerprint recognition in an upgraded version of the bank’s mobile app.

Customers will be now able to log onto their accounts by authenticating themeselves using their fingerprints through the Touch ID function on iOS devices.

“At Guaranty Trust Bank, we are driven by the desire to continue enhancing our customer experience at every touch point,” said GTBank Managing Director Ibukun Odegbaike. “Security in the era of mobile and digital banking is absolutely critical. The fingerprint recognition on the new GTBank mobile App gives our customers the control and confidence to transact securely on the platform.”

The bank has also introduced card services on the upgraded app, allowing access to all card services including check card balances, pay and top-up cards, stop card payments and generate card statements.

“Our investments in a state-of-the-art banking platform one year ago enabled us to roll out our cards business in partnership with MasterCard. We have taken this a notch higher and added card management capability on our upgraded mobile app,” said Ibukun.

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