UK begins trial of debit cards with built-in fingerprint sensor

ANI
Published Mar 12, 2019, 2:35 pm IST
Updated Mar 12, 2019, 2:37 pm IST
The new NFC payment card allows the user to make contactless payments without needing to input a PIN or offer a signature.
The standard 30 euro-limit for contactless payments will not be applicable when the fingerprint is used.(Representational image)
 The standard 30 euro-limit for contactless payments will not be applicable when the fingerprint is used.(Representational image)

A new type of payment card that allows for biometric-based payment authentication is being tested by British bank Natwest.

The new NFC payment card allows the user to make contactless payments without needing to input a PIN or offer a signature. According to The Verge, the standard 30 euro-limit for contactless payments will not be applicable when the fingerprint is used.

 

The trial with 200 customers will begin in mid-April. As part of the trial, customers will be first required to visit the bank branch to register their fingerprints.

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