TOKYO – Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank has introduced ATMs that allow customers to withdraw cash, make deposits and check account balances by using biometric palm scans instead of ATM cards.

The bank introduced the state-of-the-art machines last week at its Hashima branch and plans to expand its use to 18 other branches, as well as an ATM it operates at Nagoya Station, one of the world’s biggest train stations.

To use the service, customers need to provide personal data such as their birthday, put their palm on the scanner and input their PIN code to establish a biometric record of their palm.

The technology allows customers to access their accounts securely even if they lose cards or passbooks after a major disaster.




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