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Yapital tests payments by fingerprint scan technology


European cross-channel payment solution Yapital announced it is currently testing payments by fingerprint scan, as an alternative to PIN entry.

“Yapital seeks to rapidly harness new technical possibilities, if they actually improve user experience,” said Oliver Kress, senior vice president of innovations at Yapital. “As the major smartphone manufacturers are now integrating fingerprint scanning into their products, we have immediately launched appropriate tests.”

Kress says the company will implement the technology only if it is “easy, intuitive and secure for the consumer”.

By offering payment by fingerprint scan, Yapital would be offering its third major innovation this year.

Earlier this year, Yapital introduced support for Bluetooth Low Energy, as well as payment by scanning a QR code from advertising spaces, such as from a poster or a magazine.

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