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Biometric payment cards – where are we now?

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Global Product Marketing Manager at Fingerprints.  Biometric smart cards are emerging as the next innovation in payment cards. According to ABI Research the payment card is here to stay and fingerprint authentication within the card is the next natural evolution to retain convenience while increasing security. So, let’s take a look at the potential […]

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Fingerprints collaborates on biometric payment card market trial in the USA

Fingerprints today announced that its touch sensor is being used in the first US-based pilot of a new dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card with Mountain America Credit Union. As announced last week Fingerprints is also excited to bring Biometric technology to the Visa Pilot with Bank of Cyprus. The biometric payment cards in these trails are […]

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Visa begins pilots of new biometric payment card

Visa has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots to test an on-card biometric for contactless payments. As a payments industry leader, Visa is committed to ensuring secure, fast and convenient payments at the point […]

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Gemalto launches the first biometric EMV card for contactless payments

Gemalto has been selected by Bank of Cyprus to supply the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments. Using fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder, the card is compatible with existing payment terminals already installed in the country. When customers place their fingerprint on […]

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Visa survey reveals consumers are ready to say goodbye to passwords

A new Visa survey of 1,000 Americans exploring awareness and perceptions of biometric authentication confirms that consumers continue to have a strong interest in new biometric technologies that make their lives easier. New forms of authentication, such as fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition, can make unlocking accounts and payments much easier and more convenient than […]

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Sensory Partners with Fujitsu to Bring Face Biometrics to Banking, Enterprise and Retail

 Sensory Inc., a Silicon Valley company enhancing user experience and security for consumer electronics, today announces that it has partnered with Fujitsu Limited to assist more banks, financial institutions, enterprises and others in adopting face biometrics within their mobile apps. Sensory’s TrulySecure™ face biometric authentication is FIDO Certified and provides users an extremely secure mobile […]

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