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Oscar Williams

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TSB is set to roll out iris recognition to its mobile app, but there’s a catch

TSB is set to become the first bank in Europe to roll out iris recognition to its mobile banking app.

Customers will able to start using the security feature in September, but only if they own a Samsung Galaxy S8.

The bank claims that iris scanning is the most secure form of biometric authentication, with 266 unique characteristics compared to 40 in a fingerprint.

Carlos Abarca, TSB’s CIO, said in a statement: “Iris recognition allows you to unlock your TSB mobile app with a simple glance, meaning all of those IDs, passwords and memorable information become a thing of the past.”