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Will thumbprint technology mean the death of the PIN?

Credit and debit cards with built-in thumbprint sensors could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.

That is the hope of Mastercard, which is backing a technology developed by a Norwegian company called Zwipe.

The BBC's personal finance correspondent, Simon Gompertz, got his fingers on the new card to see how it works.

  • 17 Oct 2014
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