Intesa Sanpaolo and Mastercard present the first contactless biometric payment card in Italy

21.11.2018

Intesa Sanpaolo and Mastercard launch the first pilot project in Italy for the introduction of biometric contactless payment card. 16 week probationary period will include cardholders who live in Turin, Milan and Rome.

Thanks to the combination of chip technology and biometrics new biometric card will provide fast, convenient and secure verification of the personal data of cardholders by authenticating the fingerprint. The pilot project created jointly by Intesa Sanpaolo and Mastercard, will allow for the first time in Europe to test a single biometric debit card, which is also equipped with contactless technology. The use of these cards is distributed worldwide. Contactless biometric payment cards are accepted at any POS terminal and ATM that contains the EMV certificate.

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