Back in April 2017, MasterCard announced that it would be launching a payment card which features a fingerprint reader. It was the latest in a growing list of financial institutions to deploy biometric technologies. For example, HSBC has deployed voice biometrics within its customer contact centres. Barclays has done the same, while also allowing finger prints to be used to authorise basic banking transactions with its corporate client base. And Lloyds Banking Group is reported to be preparing to allow customers of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to use Microsoft Hello to access online bank accounts. Read more>