becomes the first online bank for businesses to pilot the F.CODE biometric card from IDEMIA

This simple and secure solution enhances the user experience of customers who will be the first professionals in France to benefit from the innovative payment method.

Contactless payments have become essential over the past three years with the Covid-19 pandemic a driving factor in its democratization. In fact, the contactless payment limit was raised from 30 to 50 euros in the early days of the pandemic.

During this period, mobile transactions also experienced an unprecedented increase while banks all over the world looked for ways to meet the demand for secure payments in the “new normal”. focuses on innovation

Voted by KPMG as the “world’s most innovative card for businesses”, the payment card continues to win over customers. With contactless payments on the rise, is looking to increase its use among professionals and offer their customers a smart payment solution secured by biometrics. With innovation in mind, tapped IDEMIA, a pioneer in the biometric payment card industry, for this offer.

The new biometric payment card authorizes payments with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the card, allowing its owner to pay in a secure way in a store without entering a four-digit PIN code. With this fully EMV compliant card, transactions are still made by tapping or inserting the card into a merchant POS terminal and the transaction is authenticated when the card is tapped; meaning the contactless payment method can be used no matter the amount of the transaction or the threshold.

Equipped with IDEMIA’s second-generation F.CODE technology, the new card is designed to ensure privacy—the user’s biometric data is securely stored in the chip and never leaves the card.

The use of biometrics improves the security of our users and offers them a new experience in their purchasing process. Since its foundation, has been committed to providing its users with a smooth and innovative experience.
Adrien Touati, co-founder of

The F.CODE technology aims at changing the way we approach payment on a daily basis. This partnership with will allow them to introduce a brand new biometric card model where payment will be possible via a fingerprint sensor integrated in the card. This partnership is an important step in IDEMIA’s desire to develop more secure, simple and innovative payment methods on a broad scale. We are very proud of this partnership, which will enable cardholders to enhance their payment experience.
Aaron Davis, SVP Europe Region, Financial Institutions, IDEMIA

This simple and secure solution enhances the user experience of customers, who will be the first professionals in France to benefit from this innovation.

F.CODE journey: Let your finger be your PIN
F.CODE journey: Let your finger be your PIN

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