Dubai set for biometric banking

Dubai Bank has unveiled a fully automated deposit locker facility that requires customers to register their palm impression in order to validate their identity when using the service.

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By  Andrew Picken Published  May 26, 2003

Dubai Bank has unveiled a fully automated deposit locker facility that requires customers to register their palm impression in order to validate their identity when using the service.

“As the level of security breaches and transaction fraud increases, the need to protect customers by way of highly secure identification and personal verification technologies is increasingly relevant. Registration takes just five minutes and the facility is open to all UAE residents,” said Ms. Latifa Fikree, vice president of distribution at Dubai Bank.

The unique biometric security system, named Tijori, is located in the Dubai World Trade Centre and can be accessed twenty four hours a day. Customers need to register their data and card information, together with the palm impression, and then they will be assigned a key for his or her security deposit box.

The customer can then gain access to the facility by swiping his or her ATM card. Once inside, the customer validates the palm impression, after which he or she swipes the card again in front of the locker system and enters the PIN code to confirm the transaction. The customer can then operate the interactive touch screen to deposit or withdraw valuables from the safe deposit box.

“Tijori ensures the highest levels of security, convenience, and privacy. Its launch illustrates the bank’s commitment to devising innovative products and services that continue to set new standards in a highly competitive banking industry,” said Mr. Ahmed Bin Brek, chief executive officer of Dubai Bank.

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