Societe Generale Implements Idemia's Platform for Security

France's Societe Generale bank conducts new cards that center around contactless payment methods, specifically focused on secure and limitless transactions. The trial tests the payment cards using a biometric technology created by Idemia, where the system reads specific fingerprints to enable the payment process. This technology lifts the limit cap to any purchase amount through a contactless tap.

When users receive the card, they must create a record of their own fingerprint to connect to the card. The information is then verified on the card and nowhere else -- ensuring that cardholder's own fingerprint data is not shared with the bank system or retailers. Additionally, the new card can be used in-person, online, and at ATMs.