French Banks to trial biometrics and contactless payments | Biometrics |


A group of French banks are testing a new payment method that combines a smart payment card, biometrics and mid-range contactless communication. With a simple touch of your finger you should soon be able to authenticate payment for your in-store purchases, eliminating the need to present cards or enter a PIN.

This new system will be tested at certain Leroy Merlin and Auchan Group stores in partnership with BNP Paribas, Banque Accord, Crédit Agricole and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – plus MasterCard and the CB bank card group.