Nigeria’s foremost financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has announced the deployment of fingerprint/biometric authentication on its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across the country.
This is believed to be a new development aimed at reducing the crowd in banking halls and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to make banking easy for its teeming customers.
To use this service, Zenith Bank advised customers to take the following steps:
Tap any of the following buttons on the ATM to display service options on the ATM including biometric, select Biometric, select balance enquiry or withdrawal, enter account number, enter amount for cash withdrawal.
Then, place either of the thumb or index (finger next to the thumb) finger on the fingerprint reader for 5 seconds and click proceed.
The bank also revealed that there is a 20 Naira charge per transaction.
Recall that some other Nigerian banks including like Firstbank and GT Bank, have begun the use of this technology.