Barclays Goes Biometric to Help Keep Your Shameful Overdraft Details Secret

By Gary Cutlack on at

That businessman there is conducting his business fractions of a second faster than his competitors, thanks to the Barclays Biometric Reader; a finger scanner that does away with the need for PINs and passwords and trying to remember what your safe word is when logging in to your banking site.

Developed in conjunction with Hitachi, the BBR uses the tech company's Finger Vein Authentication Technology to ID bankers, recognising people by the veins in their fingers. Which is odd, as there are other body parts with much more prominent veins that would surely make the results easier to interpret.

The system will be available to Barclays Corporate Banking customers some time during 2015.