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Banking on the go

Securely log on to Mobile Banking with either your fingerprint or face biometric

With Touch ID, you can log on to our Banking on the go App just by placing your fingerprint on the home button. Easy.

You'll need:

Touch ID

Face ID

Setting up your biometrics:

Touch ID:

If you have an Apple iPhone with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and already have the latest version of our Mobile App installed, you'll be invited to enable Touch ID with a message when you first open the App.

If you skipped past this at the time, you can go back and enable it. Simply select 'Security Settings' from the More menu and enable Touch ID.

Face ID:

If you have an iPhone X, download our latest version of the Mobile App, you'll need to set up your Digital Secure Key and then you'll be prompted to enable Face ID.

If you skipped past this at the time, you can go back an enable it - simply select 'Security Settings' from the More menu and enable Face ID.


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  • What are biometrics and how do they work with the App?

  • Do I need to change any settings on my device to use biometrics?

  • Can I still log on to the App if my mobile device doesn't recognise my biometrics?

  • Can I still generate a Digital Secure Key security code after I have enabled biometrics?

  • If I have other peoples' fingerprints stored on my device will they be able to log on to the App?

  • How do I disable biometrics?

  • What should I do if my mobile device is lost or stolen?

  • Will first direct store my biometrics

For more details please refer to the Terms & Conditions.

Ready to go?

New to first direct?

You need to have a first direct Current Account before you can use our Banking on the go App.

Find out about our current account

Existing customers

First make sure you're registered for Internet Banking.

Then, download the relevant app for your device and you're off.

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Contact us

If you need any help using our app, call our Digital Support Team on:

03 456 100 234

Available from 7am to 11pm, Monday to Friday, or 8am to 11pm on weekends.