Japan's Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is Experimenting with Biometric Identification

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 16, 2016
References: asahi & nfcworld
The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan is now planning to make a palm-scanning biometric identification system the norm at its branches. This means that the bank's customers will be able to leave their ATM access cards at home and instead, use just a swipe of their palm in order to carry out a variety of banking and investment services.

The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank first introduced this kind of banking technology back in 2012, but it was limited to select ATMs. Now that alternative methods of authentication are being explored in order to offer consumers enhanced security and peace of mind, this kind of authentication is being rolled out on a much larger scale at all of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank's 160 branches.