Time to ditch the PIN number
If you’re constantly forgetting your bank PIN number, help is at hand – literally.
Barclays is launching a new ‘biometric reader’ that can identify customers by the veins in their finger.
Instead of using a PIN or password, internet banking customers will merely have to press their finger on a scanner plugged into their computer, which will use infrared lights to scan the veins and blood flow under the skin to confirm the user’s identity.
Customers will then have to scan the same finger a second time to confirm their transaction as part of the bank's ongoing bid to combat fraud.