Agency / Source: Thales Group

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Poland’s First Biometric Card Developed by Thales Comes into Customers’ Hands - Since 20th of December, Poland’s first biometric card is available for corporate customers of Bank Pocztowy - /
Poland’s First Biometric Card Developed by Thales Comes into Customers’ Hands


PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2021/12/24 - Since 20th of December, Poland’s first biometric card is available for corporate customers of Bank Pocztowy - / Euronext: HO

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Biometric / Forensic Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


• Since 20th of December, Poland’s first EMV biometric cards are coming into hands of Bank Pocztowy’s customers. The payment is realized only after the biometric verification of the cardholder’s fingerprint.
• The use of biometric authentication in a contactless payment card significantly enhances the security of funds, ensures users’ privacy and allows transactions to be carried out at a social distance.
• This state of the art solution was designed by Thales which not only developed the card, but is also responsible for its packaging and distribution.

When paying with this card, the transaction is authorised through biometric verification of the cardholder’s fingerprint, regardless of the amount. This ambitious project, which aimed to introduce the innovative mean of payment, lasted five months and involved cooperation between Bank Pocztowy, Fiserv Polska S.A., Mastercard and Thales. The latter provides a comprehensive offer, and apart from developing the card with a reader for biometric fingerprint encoding, it furnishes modern packaging, product personalization and its distribution to final users.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reduces cash circulation and the latest research shows that Poles are definitely part of this trend1. In addition, card payments account for 62% of all transactions in Poland2 &3. The new payment card using biometric authentication enables modern, fast and secure cashless payments.

As an experienced provider of biometric technologies, Thales pays particular attention to security in the development of new solutions. It is important to recognize that cashless transactions with biometric verification ensure a very high level of security. This authentication method makes it impossible for a third party to use the card, so a card which has been stolen or lost becomes useless. At the same time, contactless transactions are convenient, let us practice the necessary social distancing in the pandemic reality and do not demand to enter a PIN code, which reduces the risk of contact with potential viruses. Also, the fingerprint reference data are securely stored in the chip of the card. They are neither sent to bank servers, POS terminals or ATMs, which guarantees the complete privacy of the owner.

The new product, currently available for corporate customers of Bank Pocztowy, will also be targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in January 2022. The card is a particularly convenient alternative for business account holders. The transactions with EMV biometric card create a mobile payment experience, however, without the need to register the card e.g. in a mobile application. In addition, the biometric card will never be discharged. It gets all the energy it needs from the Point-of-Sales terminals for each transaction and never relies on a battery.

The biometric Mastercard card offered to Bank Pocztowy’s customers has a special fingerprint sensor designed to work better than mobile fingerprint sensors, as its performances have been homologated for the first time in the industry by independent and Mastercard-accredited labs. In order to realize the transaction, the cardholder needs to place their finger on a sensor. If the biometric data matches the one recorded previously, the light on the card turns green and the payment is processed. In case a fraudster wants to use the card, the cardholder assets are protected: the light on the card turns red and the fingerprint-based transaction is rejected.

"Thanks to extensive and fruitful cooperation with our partners, this ambitious project has been successful and today Bank Pocztowy can offer the first EMV biometric card to Polish customers. It is a breakthrough event in the field of cashless payments in Poland. So far, in Europe this modern solution could only be used by French customers,” says Agata Kontrym-Woś, Member of the Board, Sales Director Banking & Payment Services, Thales DIS Poland. “Caring for its clients, Bank Pocztowy has opted for innovation and convenience. I am convinced that the new card owners will appreciate the security and the rapidity of the transaction, which will contribute to further digital transformation of the market."

"Thales as a provider of new technologies is a trustworthy partner, which is particularly important in such a sensitive area as payment services and data protection. We are delighted that this cooperation allows us to reach further milestones on the way to digitalization of the banking sector and enables customers to benefit from the solutions that are convenient and innovative, yet secure. We are looking forward to continuing the project so that the biometric card could also be used by our individual customers", adds Marcin Ledworowski, Member of the Board for Business and IT, Bank Pocztowy.

1) National Bank of Poland report (April 2021) „Zwyczaje płatnicze w Polsce w 2020 r. Podstawowe wyniki badania”: nearly 35% of respondents declared a change in payment habits. Nearly 82% of them use cash less frequently.
2) Survey conducted in October 2020 by Pollster resarch centre on behalf of the Warsaw Banking Institute.
3) Acording to the „Informacja o kartach płatniczych” of the National Bank of Poland for the second quarter of 2021, the number of non-cash transactions using payment card increased by 32% compared to the same period in 2020 and by 25% compared to 2019.

About Thales

Thales ( is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers businesses, organisations and governments in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.

About Bank Pocztowy

Bank Pocztowy (, a member of Poczta Polska Group, offers simple and safe financial services close to the Customer through modern digital banking, its own network and the Poczta Polska network of 4.7 thousand post offices.

Digital solutions offered by Bank Pocztowy include, among others, BLIK mobile payments, GooglePay, ApplePay, GarminPay, AutoPay, Face ID biometric authentication or Digital Market, a platform enabling customers to apply for the Bank's products and services online. In October 2021, as the first bank in Poland, Bank Pocztowy introduced Xiaomi Pay mobile payments. It is also Poland’s first bank to introduce a biometric card in December 2021.

Over 800 thousand Customers currently use services of Bank Pocztowy.
Poczta Polska S.A., the main shareholder of the Bank, holds 75% of the shares (minus ten shares). The second is Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. that holds 25% of the shares (plus ten shares).

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Biometric / Forensic Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Agency / Source: Thales Group


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Biometric / Forensic articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

Poland’s First Biometric Card Developed by Thales Comes into Customers’ Hands

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
Bank Pocztowy | Thales
Contact: Adriana Nowosielska - 
+48 538 626 916 adriana.nowosielska[.]
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Thales Group securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Biometric / Forensic via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Press Releases From Thales Group / Company Profile

Read Biometric / Forensic Most Recent Related Press Releases:

Banks Shift to Eco-friendly Solutions Supported by Innovative Thales Cards, Certified Sustainable by Mastercard
IDEX Biometrics Partners with Verisoft to Accelerate Biometric Smart Card Adoption
Feitian Selects Fingerprints’ Next-generation T-Shape™ (T2) Solution for their Biometric Cards
Idex Becomes A Preferred Security Partner of Infineon’s ISPN Program
Vision-Box’s Orchestra™ Digital Identity Management Platform Re-Certified in ‘Privacy by Design’
Fingerprints and Mswipe Collaborate to Bring Contactless Biometric Payment Card to Fintech Industry in India
Fingerprints and Transcorp Collaborate to Bring Contactless Biometric Cards to the Indian Market
E-Kart and IDEX Biometrics to Lead Biometric Smart Card Market Development in Eastern Europe
Vision-Box Implements A Digital Identity Technology Project for Automated Passenger Processing for the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense
trinamiX Face Authentication Behind OLED Earns International Biometric Security Certificate by IIFAA

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business



Visit  RightITnow, Inc.

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

  ©2022 PRZOOM - Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today