A bank tests credit cards with a fingerprint scanner

The British bank NatWest began testing its payment cards with an integrated fingerprint scanner. The card is equipped with a NFC payment chip, which is initialized after reading biometric data. These, in turn, are stored locally in the card chip.

Thus, cardholders in the UK will not use a PIN for payments of more than 30 pounds. In the first test phase,  200 people participateRemoving money from the stolen card will not be possible, because authorization takes place only at points of sale.
At the moment, fingerprint data is entered into the bank office, but work on the possibility of obtaining it from a distance.


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