Singapore’s OCBC bank enables Face ID for its mobile apps and e-payment system

A woman sets up her facial recognition as she looks at her Apple iPhone X.

Fintech is taking its cue from Apple once more, with Singapore bank OCBC launching the country’s first Face ID facial technology for bank account holders.

Bank customers who were lucky enough to get an iPhone X will now be able to make payments and access bank account, credit card and investment information just by glancing at their phones.

The service, named OCBC OneLook, is enabled on the OCBC Mobile Banking, OCBC OneWealth, OCBC Pay Anyone and OCBC Business Mobile Banking mobile apps.

Mr Aditya Gupta, Head of E-Business Singapore said: “There’s a whole generation of customers becoming more comfortable with biometric authentication technology, and we are confident that they will find OCBC OneLook truly impressive and relevant. So, bye-bye fingers, hello faces!”

Before this, the bank had also introduced fingerprint authentication for use with Apple’s Touch ID technology.