Worldline is to stage the first live demonstrations of a new pay-by-face system at the National Retail Federation expo in New York later this month.
The innovative biometric system was developed by Swiss startup OneVisage, the winner of a 'Grand Prix' award at Worldline's three-day e-Payments Challenge competition in Frankfurt in September.
OneVisage emerged the overall winner in the contest, which paired 25 fintech startups with Worldline client banks and retailers to provide ground-breaking solutions to eleven industry challenges.
Wordline has been quick to get the system on-the-road, saying that the pay-with-your-face system uses "3D facial biometry and respects the users’ data privacy, giving them back the full control of their biometry unlike all other alternatives on the market".
Facial payments programmes have been popping up around the world over the past year, with Worldline rival Nets installing a pilot system at cafetaria in Denmark in December and Caixabank implementing a face payment programme at a Nestle store in Spain and restaurant in Barcelona.