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NatWest piloting card technology enabling customers to use fingerprints to pay

NatWest piloting card technology enabling customers to use fingerprints to pay. The bank said it is piloting a “cutting edge” biometric fingerprint bank card with 200 customers. Bank cards used in the trial will store information which means people can verify payments by placing their finger over a box on the card, which is then swiped at the till without a Pin being entered. Asked about any plans to roll out the fingerprint technology more widely, NatWest said the initiative is in its early stages and it will see how the trial evolves. As well as perhaps being simpler than keying in a Pin, such technology could potentially help people who have difficulty remembering number codes, so it may be useful to vulnerable customers. David Crawford, NatWest head of effortless payments, said: “We are using the very latest technology across our business to make banking easier for our customers and biometric fingerprint cards are one of the many technologies we are exploring further.

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