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The future of shopping? Students at Brunel first in the UK to use their fingerprints to pay for their groceries

It marks the first time customers in the UK have been able to shop with just their fingerprint

Students at Brunel can pay for their shopping by simply scanning their fingers using Fingopay technology, for the first time in the UK(Image: Fingopay)

Students at Brunel University will now be able to pay for their study snacks using a 3D map of their fingers.

The new Costcutter store at the university's Uxbridge campus will allow students to pay for goods simply by scanning their fingers, using Fingopay technology.

Following a pilot at the Proud Camden bar, the use at Costcutter marks the first time retail customers in the UK will be able to use the technology in stores.

Fingopay's electronic biometric reader builds a 3D map of the customer's finger veins, creating a unique and personal key.

Registration can take seconds, after which students at the university will be able to scan their fingers at the till in order to pay for their goods.

Nick Dryden, chief executive and founder of biometric payments company Sthaler, said: “Today’s millennial generation now expects a higher level of ease, security and efficiency from the way that we pay, and we are incredibly excited to bring our Fingopay technology to students at Brunel University London through the Costcutter store.

"Fingopay offers the convenience and retail sector the opportunity to gain richer data, and a faster point of sale service – and we look forward to introducing it as the first retail pilot in the UK.”

The technology was in place for Brunel University's fresher's week, which began on Monday (September 18).

A week before thousands of students descended on campus, Hollywood A-lister Ewan McGregor was spotted at Brunel filming his latest movie, Zoe.

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