THE first fingerprint payments bank card is set for its UK launch.
Customers link their print to the card on receipt and once locked it cannot be changed.
EPA Customers can use the cards to make contactless payments for sales under £30
A sensor reads the unique pattern in under a second and lights up green to show the print has been approved.
NatWest is trialling the card with 200 customers and will roll it out if the three-month pilot works.
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It hopes the feature will combat crooks who steal cards to go on sprees and help those who often forget a PIN.
NatWest has been working on the new card with digital security firm Gemalto and payments company Visa.
Howard Berg, UK boss of Gemalto, said: “We’re confident that consumers will love the convenience, enhanced security and great user experience this new card provides.”
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Shoppers can place their finger on the square to confirm the payment – without the need to enter their pin
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