Qatar Islamic Bank launches face recognition app
27 December 2017 15:00 GMT

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has added Face ID capabilities on its mobile app across all smartphones, becoming the first lender in the country to allow facial recognition technology.

Using the biometric authentication option, QIB customers can login to their mobile banking app, to manage their accounts, make payments and transfers, have full control on their cards, request a cheque book, or even open a new fixed deposit account, among other banking transactions.

The new feature has been introduced as part of QIB latest upgrade of its mobile app, along some further development that enhanced the performance of the app, improved the user experience and introduction of the credit card monthly statement.

“Since we have introduced the fingerprint login option in our upgraded mobile app, thousands of our customers use it every day. Extending that functionality to facial recognition technology is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a better and up-to-the-minute banking experience to our customers through easy and secure features,” said D Anand, QIB’s general manager, Personal Banking Group.

The QIB mobile app gives the option to use fingerprint or facial recognition for its biometric login, making it easier and more convenient for customers whether using an iPhone or Android devices to access and manage their financial accounts on the move. However, using the biometric registration is optional, and customers can still use the traditional username and password to login to QIB mobile app, Anand said.