BBVA integrates biometric authentication tech from Samsung into banking app

November 21, 2017 - 

Biometric authentication solution Samsung Pass has been integrated into Spanish bank BBVA’s mobile app to enable consumers with Samsung-compatible smartphones to log in to their account without a login or password.

Samsung Pass is based on FIDO specifications, and replaces passwords with fingerprint and facial authentication, as well as iris recognition.

“BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience,” explained Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s Head of Mobile Channels. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access to the platform, but also offers an unparalleled level of cybersecurity.”

BBVA is the first Spanish bank to deploy Samsung’s biometric authentication technology and offer app access through iris recognition, according to the announcement.

As previously reported, Bank of America announced the launch of a pilot program to enable users of its mobile banking app to log in with Samsung’s iris recognition technology in August.

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