SPAIN´S CaixaBank has announced that facial recognition is being used at a Spanish store for the first time.
The payments system allows customers to pay using biometric identifiers in their faces, without the need for a card or cash.
The Nestle Market, located in the Barcelona area at Esplugues de Llobregat, will operate a three-month trial, in order to determine whether the facial recognition system helps improve customer checkout times, especially during peak demand as the Christmas shopping season begins.
Customers only need to download a Face to Pay Nestle Mobile mobile app to their phones and then checkout at a special line that includes a tablet outfitted with a camera.
Users then just need to take a selfie at the checkout camera and the image is compared the same image at the bank.
CaixaBank says it was the world’s first bank to offer ATM withdrawals without a PIN number, which is currently being operated in Barcelona and Valencia and will expand to other branches in the next few months.
(Pictured):- New facial system