Mastercard collaborates with Crédit Agricole on biometric card trial
19 June 2019 13:31 GMT

Mastercard is working with Crédit Agricole Payment Services on a biometric card pilot for 200 customers in Touraine and Poitou, who will trial the card which features an integrated fingerprint sensor.

Cardholders will place their finger on the sensor to make secure and prompt contactless payments without the ceiling limit of 30 euros.

Crédit Agricole will test the biometric card, which incorporates a fingerprint sensor. 

This card can also be used as usual with the PIN code including withdrawals in distributors.

This use, made safely and via contactless technology, will not be limited by an amount ceiling.

"This is perfectly in line with Crédit Agricole Group's strategy, which has just unveiled its medium-term plan, " said Bertrand Chevallier, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Payment Services. The biometric card aims to perfectly meet the needs of our customers by combining perfectly ease of use and security. "

The biometric bank card project is managed by Crédit Agricole Payment Services, in partnership with:

G + D Mobile Security that makes and customizes biometric payment cards
NXP Semiconductors, which provides G + D with its all-in-one electronic module and embedded software for a biometric bank card, providing the highest level of security, personal data protection and performance
Mastercard, global network, which provides biometric specifications, collaborates / supports the pilot and gives approvals