Hitachi finger vein technology for bank PBS (Poland)
Finger vein technology in Poland
Hitachi Finger Vein Technology
BPS Bank and Podkarpacki Bank Spoldzielczy, which belongs to the BPS Group, are the first in Poland and furthermore Europe to implement a biometric ATM network using Finger Vein technology.
This innovative technology allows for the withdrawal of both money and benefit payments across Poland via high street ATM units. BPS Group consists of 366 cooperative agriculture banks and PBS Bank as the associate bank.
New technology and new challenges
The use of Finger Vein Technology within the Polish banking sector is seen as a break-through whilst also being viewed as both secure and highly effective.
Focusing on the client
A comprehensive approach to understand client needs ensured that a customised solution would be delivered.
Clients who could not have foreseen finger vein technology only a few years ago now cannot imagine their business without it. As a result many other new applications are benefitting from Hitachi biometrics.
About Podkarpacki Bank Spółdzielczy
Podkarpacki Bank Spoldzielczy is the second largest cooperative bank in Poland in terms of equity capital and the largest in Poland in terms of number of outlets – those in the Podkarpacie region now number 90, 17 of which are branches of the Bank. Having recently opened four branches, PBS Finance SA operate in Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw and Gdynia offering a full range of products and services.
The bank's offering includes a full range of services: current accounts, foreign currency accounts, deposits, loans, credit cards, insurance and capital funds.
About Information Systems Group
Information Systems Group (IFG) is a major business group within Hitachi Europe Ltd. It is the European section of the Information and Telecommunication Systems Group (ITSG) within the Hitachi Ltd. global group of companies. IFG focuses primarily on the sale of biometric solutions, ATM OEM components and security software. It is also a business incubator for ITSG solutions that are planned for implementation in European and world markets.