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Nigerian bank adds fingerprint recognition login to mobile app


Nigerian financial institution Diamond Bank has added iOS Touch ID capabilities to its mobile app, allowing users to securely login to their accounts on their Apple devices by scanning their fingerprint.

By introducing the fingerprint recognition feature, Diamond Bank mobile app users will no longer be required to remember their user ID and password to login for their business transactions.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of the Touch ID feature on the Diamond Mobile App,” said Ayona Trimnell, divisional head of corporate communications of the Diamond Bank. “This means that Diamond Mobile App users that have iOS devices can now login to their accounts with just their finger prints as an alternative to entering a User ID and password.”

With the addition of the Touch ID feature on its mobile app, Diamond Bank becomes the first financial institution in Nigeria to provide biometric identification capabilities.

Diamond mobile app’s Touch ID feature is now available on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.

The app also has many other features and capabilities, including funds transfer, bills payment, events ticket purchase, movie tickets purchase, online shopping wallet top-up as well as search, book and payment for both local and international flights.

Currently available in the Apple Store, the service will also be available soon on all other app stores.

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