Barclays and Hitachi launch next-generation finger vein scanner

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20th November 2019 - Barclays has today unveiled its enhanced finger vein scanner, which will help businesses access their banking facilities securely and simply in seconds.

The Barclays Biometric Reader (BBR), developed in collaboration with Hitachi, uses infra-red technology to identify the user by scanning their unique finger vein patterns. Even more secure than a fingerprint, this innovation removes the need to remember PINs or passwords and eliminates the risk of PIN capture, identity fraud or sharing of account details.