South Africa's Investec has become the country's second bank to implement biometric security on its mobile banking app, saying the technology has “come of age”.Investec's app is secured using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhones 5 and 6.”Investec clients with an iPhone device will now be able to use Touch ID to log into their Investec app with a single, secure touch, as an alternative to their password,” the bank said in a statement.”They will get quick and secure access to their South African and UK banking and investment accounts, without compromising on security,” it said.”Although biometrics has been around for some time, the technology has finally reached a level of development that satisfies the requirements of the global security community,” said Investec's global head of digital Lyndon Subroyen.Last month, Planet Biometrics reported that South Africa's Capitec Bank will partner with the country's Department of Home Affairs on a combined biometric database to combat identity fraud.Meanwhile, Standard bank said the same week that it had launched South Africa's first biometric mobile banking solution for clients. According to Standard Bank, the feature is designed to make banking easier and safer for customers. “Our customers' security is of the utmost importance to us,” says Standard Bank mobile banking head Magnus Taljaard. “The new biometric identification feature therefore underwent rigorous testing so that we could ensure a safe and robust solution for our customers. The ability to sign in using the fingerprint sensor is also combined with an additional security layer for certain transactions, for example when paying a new beneficiary.”