Planet Biometrics: IDEX: UK consumers call for biometric smart cards beyond payments

15 January 2019 

Research by IDEX Biometrics has revealed that 38% of UK consumers would like to see biometric methods of authentication introduced to wider Government identification such as driving licences, NI numbers and passports.

The payment sector is already proving to be a pioneer of biometric fingerprint-enabled smart cards to replace the well-publicised insecure PIN, that has become a traditional payment authentication process in the UK. In fact, 53% claimed that they would trust the use of their fingerprint to authenticate payments more than a PIN and 70% are concerned that contactless payment cards are leaving them exposed to theft and fraud.

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