Nets to test finger scanners at the point-of-sale

Nets to test finger scanners at the point-of-sale

Nordic payments processor Nets has begun tests of finger-vein payments with students and visitors at the Copenhagen Business Scool.

The live tests are being conducted in partnership with UK biometric company Sthaler using the vendor's FingoPay vein recognition technology system.

The introduction of finger scanners at the check-outs in the CBS cafetaria follows nine months of internal tests of the technology at Net's inhouse Idea Lab.

FingoPay - which uses technology licensed from Hitachi - works via an electronic reader which builds a 3D map of the customer’s finger veins, generating a 'natural personal key' - thus removing the need for the individual to enter any personal details upon registration to make a payment. The technology first underwent testing in the UK with WorldPay employees in November 2015 and has since been tried out in the wild at a music venue in Camden.

Now, anyone with a Dankort, the Danish domestic card scheme, can enrol in the system and link the unique pattern of veins in their finger to their account.

Jeppe Juul-Andersen, VP of the Dankort sector, Nets, says: “The pilot underway at CBS demonstrates how fast payments technology is developing. In 2017 we launched Dankort on the mobile using brand new technology, and now only one year later customers can become their Dankort themselves.”

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