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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-49322217/testing-the-debit-card-with-a-fingerprint-sensor:
New technology that could give a further layer of security when using a bank card has been trialled.

A fingerprint reader is built into the card itself. It stores the details of your fingerprint and checks it is you using the card each time you make a purchase.

Cards using this biometric system could be rolled out as soon as next year and may enable you to make purchases up to the value of your credit limit.

There's a short video on the page linked to.

Apparently, the card doesn't require its own power source. The video suggests there will be a fee for it if/when it's launched.

I think it's a solution looking for a problem to solve.
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