MC EFCU mobile banking users have the option of using Touch ID instead of a traditional password to login.

The $111 million, Germantown, Md.-based Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union was on a mission to simplify its mobile banking platform as well as boost security. Its solution? Introduce biometrics technology, which allows the credit union's iPhone app users to sign-in with a simple touch of a finger.

Since June 4, 2015, MCEFCU has offered Touch ID functionality for its mobile banking applications through the Redwood City, Calif.-based Digital Insight, an NCR company. Using built-in, fingerprint-sensor technology, Touch ID allows members with iPhone apps to log into the credit union's mobile banking application without entering traditional login credentials.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).