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.
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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