Majority of UK consumers trust fingerprints over PINs and want biometric payment cards today

30 October 2018

A majority of people in the UK would use biometric payment cards today if they were offered by their bank, according to research revealed by Gemalto, while a survey from IDEX Biometrics shows that 75 percent of UK consumers use cards most often for in-store purchases.

The Gemalto survey, conducted by GfK, shows that of the 54 percent who said they are ready to use a biometric payment card, it would be their preferred payment card for 82 percent. While 41 percent expressed concern that their fingerprint will not work all the time, and 37 percent are concerned about their fingerprints being compromised, 8 out of 10 think the new cards will provide both improved security and convenience.

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