Visa Inc. started testing payment cards with popular " chip " of smartphones - fingerprint scanner. As shown by the survey, this is the way to confirm the identity of customers prefer.
How it works
The print is stored on the map itself, and The sensor is activated when the card is inserted into the POS-terminal . After that, the cardholder can either use the usual way ( PIN-code or signature on check), or attach a finger so that the scanner " counts " the print. AT In this case, the chip will check the core, and if images match - the card will " wink " with a green light. All - transaction processing is enabled. " It's fast and unnoticed. I recognize the system for fraction of a second » , - the representative of Visa Mark Nelsen assures.
If necessary, the chip can be recharged directly from the terminal - no updates to it ned.
When to expect
While new maps with scanners test customers of two credit organizations - Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus. Will pass Do they check and will become mass - is still unknown.
TO word, the main competitor of Visa - MasterCard is testing a similar system with April last year.
Read in Russian: Visa будет выпускать платежные карты со сканером отпечатка пальца