Multiple Banks Launch Mobile Apps for Easy Biometric Verification of Accounts

SBP has ordered all banks to verify account holders through biometric verification of their accounts and set a 30th June deadline for the same. However, the lack of public awareness and distant bank branches has resulted in a meager response so far. Banks fear that a big chunk of accounts will have to be frozen or blocked if the deadline is not extended.

However, some banks have come up with an ingenious method to deal with the issue and verify bank accounts through mobile apps.

Several private banks have launched their own applications for a hassle-free biometric verification process that doesn’t require the account holder to visit any bank branch. The account holders are just required to download the app and verify fingerprints through a smartphone’s fingerprint reader.

The initiative was launched with the association of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA). The applications are directly connected with NADRA’s database and verify a user’s thumb impressions in no time.


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The move has made it a lot easier for people and the banks to meet the June 30 deadline for verification of all bank accounts. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had previously announced that no further extension in the deadline will be allowed.

Overseas Pakistanis can also use these applications to verify their bank accounts in Pakistan. The apps can easily be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Here are the links to some of the bank account verification apps:


  • Unfortunately BAFL doesn’t work even with such clear photo of the finger and now I have exhausted my limit for the app.
    Nonetheless This article was really helpful!

  • The most pathetic app is of bank Alfalah. Firstly it fails to capture properly, I mean NONE of your fingerprint is recognized. After attempting 3-4 times it then present an error of limits exhaused

  • Why all Commercial Banks of Pakistan have not offered the same facility to all their customers.

  • No Need to Launch Apps : It’s Very Simple Way find Below :

    ) GSM / Careeem / Uber WALO Ki Tarha Point Banate Jaha Jaha Trafffic Guzarti hai
    ) Authorized E-Sahulat / GSM Franchise Ko / Mobile Shop Wale Ko Allow Karte
    ) Home Service
    ) Office Service

    Why Apps Why Call Why Force to Come in Bank ? Or Bhi Bohat Ways hai :

  • “The account holders are just required to download the app and verify fingerprints through a smartphone’s fingerprint reader.” Meezan Bank’s app doesn’t require Smart Phone’s Fingerprint reader, rather camera is fulfilling the requirement. Very simple and easy.

  • Mera a/c faysal bank me to hai to mein kesay apna bio matric karwao q k faysal bank nay appnay biomatric verification apps nhi banaya

  • Only UBL is such a Mahan with dumb services and not even tried to provide such facility of online biometric verification through mobile App , I am a 2 accounts holder in Pakistan one is SCB and other is UBL dumb . SCB provides a superb way of online biometric facility with the help of its biometric verification app and gives lot of saholut for the Pakistanis whose out of country and on other hand UBL has no such facility and making a huge personal information mess and losing there customers so UBL I think we are in 2019 and not in 80s or 90s so plz learn digital


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