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Giesecke+Devrient deploys Fingerprint Cards biometrics in European bank card trial


Fingerprint Cards announced today its collaboration with Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security to bring contactless biometric payment cards to the market. The biometric card is currently being piloted by Crédit Agricole in France, a top three European bank.

The biometric cards are manufactured and customized by G+D and feature Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape module which has ultra-low power consumption and is tailored to be integrated in smartcards using standard processes.

“G+D is a leader and innovator in the global market for secure payments,” says Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards at Fingerprint Cards. “We are excited that G+D has evaluated and selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape being integrated into all top card suppliers and in a rising number of pilots with major banks around the world. This is a clear manifest of the growing appetite for biometric payments cards, and our strong position within this market.”

“G+D’s biometric card solutions mark an important step into a future of payment solutions that are both convenient and secure,” adds Mikko Kähkönen, Head of Product Management Payment, G+D Mobile Security. “Fingerprints provided the right technology to launch our biometric card solution that ensures at all times the protection of the user through Security by Design.”

There are now 20 pilots of contactless biometric cards around the world using Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint technology.

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