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Touch ID

  1. Yes. Touch ID has the same level security as all authentication methods for Online and Mobile Banking.

  2. Touch ID is available for iOS and Android devices that have compatible fingerprint support running Android 6.0 or higher. Compatible Android devices are those that are using Android’s fingerprint support. Specific devices from Manufacturers that have created their own Fingerprint supported devices and are not using Google’s built-in support for Android, are not compatible. Examples of known devices that are not supported are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4. These devices use Samsung’s Fingerprint drivers, not Google’s Android.

  3. No. You can use your Login ID and Password to sign in to bankHometown Mobile and Online Banking.

  4. bankHometown does not collect your fingerprint details, and cannot link it to the personal information we hold about you. bankHometown is relying on the device to authenticate the fingerprint and confirm or reject verification.

  5. On the bankHometown Mobile Banking App login screen, enter your password and then Navigate to the Mobile Services menu > Manage Fingerprint > Fingerprint Enrollment. You will then be prompted to give your device a name (should be unique) along with providing your bankHometown Online Banking Login ID and Password. Once all three fields are filled out you can select enroll, now the next time you login to your bankHometown Mobile Banking App you will be prompted to use your fingerprint.

  6. On the app’s login screen, a message will display prompting you to Login with your Fingerprint.

  7. No. Once you are enrolled with Touch ID, your fingerprint is the only required login credential.

  8. bankHometown does not hold or store your fingerprint. Your fingerprint is stored on your device (as part of the user settings) when you set it up and we rely on the device to authenticate your fingerprint if you choose to use Touch ID when accessing Mobile Banking.

  9. Yes, you can store as many of your fingerprints as the device allows. Any fingerprint that is stored in the device can be used to access your Mobile Banking.

  10. bankHometown does not collect or store your fingerprint in any case. Your fingerprint is stored on your device when you set up your fingerprint enabled device.   Just like it is your responsibility to keep secure your Online Banking password, Touch ID should be treated with the same level of security. This means that you must not have other people’s fingerprint stored on your device if you would like to use this login option. However, if someone else’s fingerprints are stored on your device and you enable fingerprint authentication, the second person will also have full access to your account.

  11. On enrollment, any fingerprint you save on your device may access your bankHometown Mobile Banking App. You should not register for Touch ID if you wish to retain other people’s fingerprints on your device.

  12. Yes. You can still log on to the bankHometown Mobile Banking App using your account username and password.

  13. If your mobile device is lost or stolen you can delete a device at any time by logging onto your account from a PC or another device and selecting the Fingerprint Device Management screen. You can delete the lost/ stolen device from the list of devices currently authorized. In addition, anytime a new fingerprint is added to the device, re-enrollment is required. So a lost device should not be able to access your account without your fingerprint or account Login ID/ Password.

  14. Another person would need your bankHometown online banking Login ID and Password to access your accounts. Please call our Customer Care at 888.307.5887 in the event your device is lost or stolen so we can reset your password as an added level of security.

  15. Touch ID can be disabled in a number of ways:

    1. By using the mobile app and navigating from the: Login page > Mobile Services > Manage Fingerprint > Fingerprint Enrollment > Click “Unenroll”.
    2. Using the Mobile Browser: Login > “Manage Fingerprint Devices.” (Shown below or the Fingerprint Enrollment page.)
    3. Using a PC and Navigating to the Service Center: Manage Fingerprint Devices > Fingerprint Enrollment
  16. You will need to register your fingerprint on the new device, and then set up Touch ID to access Mobile Banking using your fingerprint.

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