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Cielo starts accepting payments through facial recognition

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The solution, in partnership with the startup from Santa Catarina Payface, begins in a pilot phase at a Drogaria Iguatemi unit, in a shopping mall in the capital of São Paulo, on Thursday (18)

A Darling going to start using the facial recognition in face-to-face purchases made with credit cards, as the largest electronic payment company expands channels for contactless transactions, which have grown rapidly in the face of Covid-19 pandemic.

The solution, in partnership with the startup from Santa Catarina Payface, begins in a pilot phase at a unit of the Iguatemi Drugstore, in a shopping mall in the city of São Paulo, on Thursday (18), and then extended to other chain stores in São Paulo and Curitiba.

“Then, we plan to extend the use to other large drugstore chains,” said Cielo’s chief executive, Paulo Caffarelli, on Wednesday. “Who knows, in the future, for supermarkets.”

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Smartphone view with facial recognition technology (Reuters / Reuters)

To use this technology, the consumer must make a previous registration of your face and your credit card in the Payface app. The solution eliminates the need for extra devices, since it can be activated only with the use of a smartphone.

According to the partner companies, the technology cannot be defrauded by users’ photos, which can be recognized even if they are wearing a protective mask.

The announcement occurs at the moment the Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly increased demand for contactless payment methods.

According to Cielo, about 18% of the 6.2 billion transactions processed by the company in 2020, used non-contact technologies, such as QR Code and NFC.

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