Visa Tests A New Secure Card That Verifies Your Fingerprint

Visa Tests A New Secure Card That Verifies Your Fingerprint
Banks, Insurance & Financial Services

Visa is exploring biometric authentication with sensors attached to debit and credit cards

Zack Palm
  • 18 january 2018

Visa plans to use biometric technology similar to what smartphones have, allowing people to authenticate purchases with their fingerprint. Instead of using the traditional four-digit pins and marking the transaction with a signature, a cardholder will press their fingerprint on a sensor attached to debit or credit card to have it verify the owner. When a transaction is approved, a small green light on the card appears to verify a successful exchange. If the transaction does not go through, the user sees a red light instead.

Visa is conducting a pilot program for the new card in partnership with Fingerprint Cards and Kona-I early this year.

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Visa plans to use biometric technology similar to what smartphones have, allowing people to authenticate purchases with their fingerprint. Instead of using the traditional four-digit pins and marking the transaction with a signature, a cardholder will press their fingerprint on a sensor attached to debit or credit card to have it verify the owner. When a transaction is approved, a small green light on the card appears to verify a successful exchange. If the transaction does not go through, the user sees a red light instead.

+biometric authentication
+financial services
+retail
+security
+Sustainability
+visa

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