Biometric payment is a technology that uses biometric authentication based on physical characteristics to identify the user and authorize the deduction of funds from a bank account. Fingerprint payment, based on finger scanning, is the most common biometric payment method.

Banks in India, Poland, Iraq, Mexico, Lebanon and Egypt are among those set to trial biometric payment cards that enable customers to authenticate contactless payments with their fingerprints.

Bank Pocztowy in Poland began offering its corporate customers a biometric payment card in December while Indian payment services provider Easy Pay is to trial its biometric card before a commercial rollout later in 2022.

The trials in India follow a series of deals signed by the service providers with Norway based biometric card technology provider Zwipe. In Poland, Bank Pocztowy’s biometric payment card uses technology developed by Thales.

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