RBS and NatWest have today updated their iOS application to make them more secure, using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint technology to access their apps.

The owner of RBS and NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group claims that it is the first UK-based bank to offer fingerprint recognition technology using Apple’s Touch ID technology.

This can be used on either the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, and means that the user no longer needs to enter a password to access their banking information, however if the wrong fingerprint is used three times the app will ask for the users password as a back up.

If you o not wish to use Touch ID you can also turn it off in the application settings.

When you do use the Touch ID sensor not all options will be available however, and there will be an upper limit for new payments, with extra verification for other options.

To finish things off RBS said that around 880,000 of its customers already have Touch ID ready handsets and are using the application as of today.

Source: RBS

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