HSBC to launch fingerprint ID and voice recognition services

HSBC will soon offer voice recognition and touch security banking services to its customers in the UK.

A huge step towards the introduction of biometric banking, the features mean clients will no longer use passwords, PINS or security questions to access their accounts.

Barclays currently offers voice recognition services to select clients, while RBS and Natwest launched fingerprint ID software to their customers last year.

HSBC’s own biometric banking services will be available on all Apple mobile devices via the bank’s app.

Francesca McDonagh, UK head of retail banking and wealth management at HSBC, commented: "The launch of voice and touch ID makes it even quicker and easier for customers to access their bank account, using the most secure form of password technology - the body."