Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan is introducing ATMs to the market that authenticate a user with a hand-scan, birth date and PIN instead of a card. That way you can't use the excuse, "I forgot my bank card" when you don't have cash for dinner. Me? I always sneak out through the kitchen and pocket some dinner rolls on the way.
On top of being convenient, the machines are also a necessary response to the large number of ATM cards and personal IDs lost in last year's devastating earthquake.
Want some cash in Gifu Prefecture, Japan? Come September, you'll be able to just press some flesh with one of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank's biometric ATMs to access your accounts. More » Read Post
Japan's Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will soon roll out a line of ATMs that scan users' palms and require no external form of identification. Read Post