Touch ID Authentication Added To PNC Bank Mobile App For Commercial Customers

Biometric fingerprint key to granting access to mobile banking

Sep 22, 2015, 08:00 ET from PNC Bank

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PNC Bank, N.A. now offers commercial customers Touch ID™ authentication to access its PINACLE® mobile banking app for iPhone®. Leveraging the biometric fingerprint capability of the iPhone and the security of Apple's Touch ID technology, users can conveniently access account information with the touch of a finger from anywhere that secure WI-FI or cellular service is available.  Touch ID authentication provides an alternative to a user's login credentials for quick access to critical account information, such as account and loan balances and  transaction details.

"Business leaders on the go expect security and convenience when banking from their mobile device. Touch ID authentication for PINACLE mobile banking combines both," said Howard Forman, senior vice president of treasury management product management at PNC Bank. "With a simple touch of a finger, our clients have fast and easy access to the information that they need most when away from the office."

Touch ID works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus with iOS 8 or higher. An authorized user's fingerprint is scanned and converted into a mathematical algorithm that is encrypted and secured; the registered fingerprint pattern is not stored on the device. Only when the fingerprint is recognized is access granted to the app. Touch ID will not grant access to all app features; access to payment initiation, approvals and other account tasks may require additional verification using a token passcode.

For more information, visit the PINACLE mobile app website:

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

Touch ID is a trademark and iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
PINACLE is a registered mark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)


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