Canadian bank RBC reveals Android M integration
03 June 2015 15:42 GMT

Canadian bank RBC, one of the first in the country to integrate with Apple’s Touch ID, has announced plans to implement Android M’s new biometric APIs in its digital banking app.

At Google’s developer conference last week, it was announced that the Android M operating system has the ability to detect and implement fingerprint-based authentication into any app, and comes with those APIs already implemented.

RBC introduced and demonstrated its app at the Google I/O.

“As we further enhance RBC Wallet and our mobile solutions, the security and protection of our client’s personal data is paramount,” said Linda Mantia, executive vice-president, Digital, Payments and Cards, RBC. “This new feature heightens security while providing an exceptional client experience with a simpler and quicker process for authentication and payment.”

 In addition to the fingerprint support, RBC’s new app will use the Confirm Credential APIs built into Android M, allowing users to access secure apps from banks and password managers without issuing new passwords, PINs or secure patterns.

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