Nasfund goes biometric

Business, Normal

The National, Monday June 24th, 2013

 THE launching of Nasfund Contributors Savings and Loans society’s (NCSL) biometric identification service (BIS) last Friday will help reduce queues at its branches, general manager Vari Lahui says.

Lahui said that identity fraud was on the rise and BIS could protect NCSL members against it.

He said: “In its drive for better service to members, NCSL has introduced a self-service, touch-screen system at its Boroko branch in Port Moresby.”

The new facility allows members to impress their finger prints on a digital reader, which enables all the members’ accounts details to show together with a menu screen.

BIS provide members with following options:

  • Balance enquiry;
  • Loan request; 
  • Withdrawal; and 
  • Loan statements.

Lahui said members who register their fingerprints at any NCSL/Nasfund branches throughout the country can access this service.

“This service has taken two years to complete … the biometric identification service has been tested and the response has been very positive. 

“This is another innovative offering from NCSL, which will ensure that members do not have to wait in a queue to be served and the touch screen service will make it user-friendly for all our members. 

“The service will be rolled out to Lae within the next few weeks and followed by other centres.”