Shangai retailers have upped security in their stores by incorporating electronic fingerprint screening terminals. When making a purchase, customers scan their digits in the kiosks to connect to their bank accounts.
"Live By Touch Holdings Ltd, operator of the system, said paying by fingerprint is safer than credit cards because no one can imitate the fingerprint," the Shanghai Daily reported.
The services will be offered at a range of restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets and entertainment locales in the Chinese metropolis. Any client of the Agricultural Bank of China can take advantage of the service, which requires fingerprint registry at the Changning branch.