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What are the benefits to the Merchant of our biometric smart cards for payments?

Biometric fingerprint cards reduce barriers to payments. About half of card holders have abandoned an online purchase because they couldn’t remember their password. In the bricks and mortar world, a fingerprint cannot be forgotten.

Merchants also benefit as biometric fingerprint cards can be used at any EMV terminal, so no additional investment is required.

What are the benefits to the Issuers of our biometric smart cards for payments?

There are multiple benefits including reducing fraud, reducing cost, boosting accountability, delivering brand differentiation and delighting consumers. You can find out more here.

What are the benefits to the Payment Schemes of our biometric smart cards for payments?

There are multiple benefits including reducing fraud, reducing cost, boosting accountability, delivering brand differentiation and delighting consumers. You can find out more here.

Will the payment schemes be liable for fraudulent transactions?

Liability is handled in different regions differently and will not change with the emergence of biometrics cards. However, biometric smart cards will decrease overall payment fraud.

What can impact the fingerprint authentication process?

The biometric data obtained from our fingerprints is extremely volatile and anything from varying pressure when touching the sensor, to scarred tissue on the fingerprint, can affect the fingerprint authentication process. Inconsistencies in our fingerprints, such as these, can cause ‘false negative’ responses. This is when a valid biometric sample is provided, but the system falsely rejects it.

Will mobile payments displace cards?

Although mobile wallets have been around for years there is huge growth in the number of smart cards issued every year. Data also suggests that adoption of mobile wallets have been slow as consumers are very satisfied with using their cards. We expect card payments to be around for many years to come and that mobile payments and cards will coexist at the expense of cash.

Will other biometric modalities replace fingerprint sensors in cards?

When using a card, you naturally pinch it with your fingers, so fingerprint sensors are the natural biometric from a user perspective. Overall the card environment makes fingerprint ideal and due to size, cost, current consumption, etc. we don’t expect other biometrics to be embedded into cards.

Will a different PoS be required to use a biometric smart card for payments?

No, our solutions work with the current PoS infrastructure.