St George turns on fingerprint login for Apple iOS Internet banking

Here is how to use the biometric technology of iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for Internet banking

St George Bank has activated Touch ID login for its iOS mobile application following the successful implementation and trials of the biometric technology by subsidiary, Bank of Melbourne.

iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus users who own a St George account can now use Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to log into the app rather than typing account details each time.

Support for the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to go live “in the coming months”.

Wespac Bank, St George's parent, will enable fingerprint sign on within its own app "in the not too distant future," a spokesperson has confirmed to ARN.

Setting up Touch ID login is a simple process. First, download the latest version of the St George app (it is free) from the Apple App Store or update the existing version.

Then tap the ‘Logon to Mobile Banking’ icon at the top of the home page and type bank account details, security number, and password. Before confirming the login, turn on the ‘Remember Me’ feature; once this is done, the option of using Touch ID will become available.

The app automatically recognises an existing Touch ID fingerprint. iPhone users who have not registered one will be required to do so before being able to utilise St George’s biometric login option.

Users who have previously used the 'Remember Me' option to login with a single password must first deselect the option, clear login details, and repeat the full login process (as detailed above).

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags iosiPhone 6 PlusAndroidst george bankFinancial ServicesWestpac BankTouch IDloginAppleiphone 6samsungGoogleiphone 5sfingerprint

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Nermin Bajric
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 UDIMM

Learn more >

Gadgets & Things

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Plox Star Wars Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?