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Biometric payment cards trialled in US

Biometric payment cards trialled in US
Thursday January 18 2018

A new technology collaboration with Visa will see a biometric payment card market trial take place in the US

A biometrics company is partnering with Visa to trial dual-interface biometric payment cards in the US

The biometric payment cards in these trials are using a FPC1300-series sensor from Fingerprints, which excels in terms of low-power consumption, a key requirement for handling both contact and contactless transactions. 

For retailers, there are no infrastructure changes to carry out and it is an easy-to-use, yet secure, solution for consumers since there is no need to remember a PIN code. 

Secure authentication 

Once the fingerprint is enrolled, the user only needs to place the finger on the card to authenticate their identity and initiate payment. 

Another important advantage of the technology is that it has the potential to improve speed at the checkout compared to PIN or signature authentication, benefiting both retailers and shoppers. 

“Collaboration is key in the smartcard and payments ecosystem. We are proud to be part of these first-of-its-kind market trials with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments.
"This signifies that we are entering the next phase in the execution of our strategy for dual-interface biometric payment cards” said Thomas Rex, senior vice president of the smartcards business line at Fingerprints.

Tagged as: Biometrics | payments | Visa | Fingerprints