NCR powers Pay By Touch kiosk for first European finger-scan payment service
02 May 2006
LONDON — NCR Corp. announced that three Midcounties Co-operative supermarkets in and around Oxford, England, are using the Pay By Touch enrollment kiosk, which features NCR EasyPoint kiosk technology and software developed by NCR in conjunction with Pay By Touch.
This is the first European deployment of Pay By Touch’s biometric payment service, which uses a simple finger-scan at the till to authorize a secure electronic transaction from a customer’s existing bank account rather than using a bank card, check or cash.
Shoppers can use Pay By Touch after a quick one-time online enrollment. The kiosks increase convenience for shoppers, allowing them to activate and maintain their Pay By Touch electronic wallets, all while at the store. Once sign-up is approved, shoppers can purchase products by simply placing their finger on a scanner at the cash register. The system then displays the individual’s electronic wallet, which contains his direct-debit and Midcounties Co-op superdividend card information. The Pay By Touch system is highly secure and customer information is never sold.
"By adopting the Pay By Touch payment service, the Midcounties Co-op is increasing payment convenience for their customers while simultaneously addressing consumers’ increasing concerns about the growing identity theft issue," said John Rogers, founder, chairman and chief executive of Pay By Touch.
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