Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Jordan Kuwait Bank to launch region’s first contactless biometric cards

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29 September 2021 – French technology company Thales will supply Jordan Kuwait Bank with contactless biometric Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) bank cards, allowing customers to authorise transactions using their fingerprints, marking the region’s first contactless biometric EMV bank card. The initiative was driven by customers’ increased need for fully contactless payment options in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Suhail Salman, head of retail business at JKB. The contactless biometric EMV bank card incorporates Thales’ advanced payment solutions.

News source: The National News

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