Now, use your face instead of credit card to pay

Melbourne, PTI | Updated : 24 July 2013, 08:57 AM

No more swiping cards! A new technology that allows customers to use their facial features instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods has been developed by a Finnish company. 

The technology provided by Uniqul, works by recognising the customer's face and then linking it to the individual's bank account. 

So instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods, the customer gazes into a camera. 

Uniqul claims its service is secured with military-grade algorithms, 'The Australian' reported. 

Uniqul's Ruslan Pisarenko said the technology - which is due to roll out next month - has the ability for transactions to be completed instantly and can even distinguish between identical twins, 'News Limited Network' reported. 

According to Pisarenko, "the face is a PIN and it's more like a complete way to identify a person." 

"But in some cases where the system is not 100 per cent accurate, it will ask a person to input their PIN as security," he said. 
There is no payment card involved, nor is a mobile or wallet needed. 

Customers sign up to the technology by registering their identification and bank details. 

Once the items are scanned through the customers' details will flash up on a screen and they click "OK" to confirm the transaction.

First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 08:55 AM
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