BNP Paribas: the biometric bank card will cost nearly 160 euros per year

27 ianuarie 2021

BNP Paribas’ bank card with fingerprint reader will cost 24 euros per year, in addition to the annual Visa Premier membership fee set at 134 euros in 2021. Its commercial deployment is scheduled for 2021, according to MoneyVox.

Paying by card with your fingerprint will soon become a reality at BNP Paribas. After testing its biometric bank card this fall, the bank plans to extend its marketing to the whole of France this year. Until then BNP Paribas only allowed a few branches to offer it to their clients, up to a limit of 10,000 cards. But from the second half of 2021, the biometrics option will be available in all branches.

In December, Céline Ansquer, transformation, marketing and digital director of the bank, told the Parisian that this card was going to be generalized in the first half of 2021, it being popular with its holders.

However, the biometric option will not be compatible with all cards, but only offered with the Visa Premier. The originality of this biometric Visa Premier consists in dispensing with a 4-digit code. The transaction is no longer validated using a secret code but by affixing your fingerprint on the reader provided for this purpose and integrated into the card.

Until now, via contactless, only card payments for an amount less than 50 euros did not require entering a code. However, the biometric card remains associated with a PIN code to pay punctually in the traditional way.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?