The first biometric fingerprint card issued by a UK bank enters circulation today as part of a three-month NatWest pilot involving 200 customers.
The FI is working on this with Gemalto and Visa, enabling customers to use their fingerprint to verify transactions above the £30 contactless limit. The card uses Fingerprints’ T-shape sensor module and software platform.
David Crawford, Head of Payments NatWest, says: “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. This is the biggest development in card technology in recent years and it’s great to finally see the cards in the hands of our customers.”