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United Kingdom retailer installs 'world's first' finger vein payment system

21 Septembre 2017

The technology, developed by tech firm Sthaler, uses infrafred to scan finger veins, and links this unique biometric map to their bank cards, before storing bank details with payment provider Worldpay, the Telegraph reported.

The firm behind the technology, Sthaler, has said it is in "serious talks" with other major United Kingdom supermarkets to adopt hi-tech finger vein scanners at pay points across thousands of stores. Following a simple registration process, the customer can then use their finger to make a payment.

Finger scanners are used at cash points in places like Japan, Poland and Turkey but this is the first time the biometric technology has been used in a supermarket. "Your vein pattern is secure because it is kept on a database in an encrypted form, as binary numbers".

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British biometric payments company Sthaler announces that its Fingopay technology has been installed on campus at Brunel University London in the onsite Costcutter convenience store. People can use the fingerprint scanners on their phones but these can be... The instalment at Costcutter marks the first time retail customers in the United Kingdom will be able to pay with this exciting technology.

But the new finger vein scanning technology is different.

United Kingdom retailer installs 'world's first' finger vein payment system