In order to bring greater ease and convenience for its customers, various banks has launched apps for biometric verification. Through mobile app, customers with the database of NADRA can verify their accounts from home. As per details, the customers of banks can now download an app on their phones to complete the bio-metric verification process at their homes.
The app requires users to simply fill the blanks with information such as your CNIC number and phone number. Afterwards, it asks you to place your index finger (or the finger you choose from options) in front of the rear camera of the phone in order to authenticate your biometrics.
It is pertinent to mention that the last date of biometric verification, for account holders, is June 30 as per the direction of State Bank. And in case, you don’t opt to avail biometric authentication, your bank account is going to be suspended, according to local media reports.
It is pertinent to note here that the State Bank of Pakistan had made it compulsory for banks to conduct the biometric verification of account holders in 2016. Before 2016, banks operating in Pakistan had no biometric authentication system and the entire process was handled manually. So, there should be no need to verify your biometrics if you have opened your bank account in 2016 or after that year.
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17 November, 2019