Imagine going to an ATM and instead of swiping a debit card and punching in some four digit PIN, you scanned your palm. (For the germaphobes, let’s pretend there’s a disinfectant dispenser nearby.)
Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank’s biometric ATMs will be Japan’s first card-free ATMs. Bankers will still have to use the keypad: To use, they type in their birth dates and then scan their palms. Customers who want to try out the new machines will have to register with a bank branch beforehand. This palm-scanning feature will be useful if customers lose their bank cards due to natural disasters, something Japan is plenty familiar with.
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