Westpac has launched a fingerprint sign-in for its new digital banking platform.
Westpac has launched a fingerprint sign-in for its new digital banking platform. David Stuart

Ditch your password: bank offers fingerprint log-in

PEOPLE who bank online can put the finger on security thanks to new identification technology.

Westpac's new Touch ID sensor allows smartphone owners to sign in using their fingerprints.

More than 165,000 customers are using the technology that hits iPads this week.

Westpac retail banking general manager Gai McGrath said the technology was also available on Samsung Galaxy 5 and Note 4 phones.

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