BBVA to Launch Mobile Iris Scanner Through Partnership With Samsung

Spanish bank BBVA will integrate a biometric authentication feature into its mobile app, allowing users to log into their app via iris scan.

The feature, announced today, will use Samsung’s iris scanning technology, recently updated along with its other biometric capabilities, according to the company.

The company’s iris recognition feature is part of a suite of biometric tools, Samsung Pass, which eradicates the need for a phone’s password or lock code.

BBVA’s head of mobile channels, Raúl Navarrete, said in the release:

BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access to the platform, but also offers an unparalleled level of cybersecurity.

There is currently no timeline for when the feature will be officially launched.

Read more at Finextra and Android Authority.