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İş Bank has introduced biological identity point of sale machines. İş bank credit card customers can now shop without entering their personal identification number. They simply need to touch a pos machine with their fingertip to shop easily and safely. It’s the first application of it’s kind all over the world.
Why it matters
With so many passwords and numbers to remember in our everyday lives, is the convenience and personal touch of biometrics a realistic alternative?
O2 together with NatWest are launching a chip and pin card for children as young as 13. While the Load and Go card will not allow any overdrafts, it allows children to shop online at outlets that take Visa and withdraw cash from ATMs. Parents can then receive transaction details.
The Russian post office has launched a new financial product for consumers. They can get a microcredit loan (between $100-200 USD) in any post office branch simply by presenting a piece of identification.