14.02.2014

Natural Security SAS Euratechnologies

EUROSHOP: THE NATURAL SECURITY ALLIANCE REVEALS RESULTS OF WORLD’S FIRST BIOMETRICS BASED CONSUMER PAYMENTS PILOT

Lille, France – 11th February 2014 – The Natural Security Alliance will be revealing the results of the world’s first biometrics based consumer payments pilot at EuroShop 2014, in Dusseldorf on 16th – 20th February.


Natural Security will also be showing its strong authentication solution in action at its booth, 7aG24. Live demonstrations of how the authentication solution can be used for payment of orders placed at home will take place throughout the show.


Pierre Antonio, Head of Marketing Advisory Committee for the Natural Security Alliance, will present the results and insights on 20th Feb 2014 at 12pm in the Multi-Channel forum at EuroCIS, Hall 6 G05.


The 6-month consumer pilot was carried out in France, and gave more than 900 customers the opportunity to test the first implementation of the Natural Security standard for proximity payments.


The trial clearly showed that the public both accepted and adopted this biometric authentication method for proximity payments – with 94% of participants saying they were ready to use this means of payment for all purchases in superstores and smaller shops.


Natural Security helps merchants create a unique customer experience by speeding up and standardizing payments, ensuring successful implementation and consumer adoption. The Natural Security standard is based on a unique combination of wireless technology, local biometric verification and a personal device.


The standard is universal and benefits merchants by offering the same level of security and same user experience for all types of transactions (e.g. proximity and remote payment) across all channels (e.g. online, in-store, on mobile). The standard can also be implemented into various form factors, including smartcard, micro-SD Card, SIM card and token.


In 2013, the Natural Security Alliance was launched to manage, maintain and enhance the standard in order to continuously meet business requirements, certify devices and services and educate the market to facilitate adoption.


As part of the Alliance merchants get access to the full standard specifications and have the unique opportunity to directly influence the continuing development of the universal authentication solution of the future.


The Alliance is constantly growing and current members include Mastercard, Banque Accord, Ingenico and Groupe Auchan amongst others : AS24 (Total group), Banque Accord, BIO-key International, Bizraiser, BNP Paribas, Carrefour Banque, CITC-EURARFID, CJSC Intervale, Concert International, Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel ARKEA, Dictao, Elitt, Galitt, Groupe Auchan, Groupement Cartes Bancaires « CB », Id3 Technologies, Ingenico, Leroy Merlin, Mastercard WorldwideEurope, Oberthur Technologies, Paycert, PW Consultants, Sesame Touch, Six Payment Services, Swiss Capital International Group, TOC, Trust Designer, Turkcell Technology, UINT, UL, Vialink and Visa Europe.


To set up a meeting with Natural Security at EuroShop please get in touch on +44 (0)844 2939 764 or emma@skyparlour.com About Natural Security Alliance The Natural Security Alliance is a global community of preeminent companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Natural Security Technology based solutions. The Natural Security Alliance is comprised of some of the most influential companies in world from the retail, banking, payment provider, and IT Communities. All Alliance members share a strategic commitment to delivering mission-critical authentication and payment solutions based on biometric technology.


Visit  www.naturalsecurityalliance.org


For media enquiries please contact: Emma Sivakumaran SkyParlour PR + Communications emma@skyparlour.com + 44 (0)844 2939 764