Global Biometric Card Market (2021 to 2026) – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecasts –

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The Global Biometric Card Market was valued at $8.75 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach $1,691.81 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 155.45% from 2021 to 2026.

Companies Mentioned

  • Zwipe AS
  • Thales Group
  • IDEX Biometrics ASA
  • Goldpac Fintech
  • Seshaasai Business Forms (P) Ltd
  • IDEMIA Group
  • ST Microelectronics
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Ethernom
  • Samsung’s System LSI Business
  • Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co. Ltd

Key Market Trends

Payments segment to show significant growth

  • Biometric technology is gaining ground in the financial services sector as a secure and convenient alternative to passwords and PINs. This technology is increasingly being considered to have the potential of making the consumers’ lives more manageable and providing them more significant choices to confirm their identity.
  • With a fingerprint sensor on the card body itself, paying with an EMV card is more effortless than ever before. Transactions, both in contact mode and in contactless mode, can be done with a simple touch, without the need to enter a PIN code on the Point-of-Sales (POS) Terminal. Another major benefit of using biometric payment is that it removes the cap or limit on contactless payment transactions. The users are authenticated securely with their fingerprints and can enjoy the convenience of contactless for any amount.
  • Besides, no upgrade is required on the POS terminals for the functioning of these cards, as the biometrics check is directly performed on the EMV biometric card and nowhere else.
  • The fingerprint data captured by the biometric sensor is securely stored in the secure chip of the card. Also, this data is not stored on the bank’s servers nor sent over the air to a personalization bureau. Therefore, the very rigorous and privacy-friendly enrollment process is critical for the success of fingerprint payments.
  • Additionally, these cards can also be used with PIN code as a fallback solution in cases when the cardholder’s fingerprint can not be used, such as ATM cash withdrawals.
  • According to Fingerprint Cards AB, around 6 billion payment devices are expected to be shipped every year by 2026. Also, almost all these devices are anticipated to be contactless. Moreover, the company depicts the potential Total Addressable Market (TAM) to be around 3 billion units per year for biometric sensor modules and software in the payment domain.

Asia Pacific to exhibit the highest growth rate

  • Biometric payment cards are a way to the future in the region, and there is a robust market for payment cards in the fast-paced Asia-Pacific region, even in the face of rising smartphone use. Various market vendors are currently working to integrate biometric technology and will have a truly disruptive offering that will allow to significantly expand the banking customer base in the region and integrate it with various end-users.
  • On the other hand, the increasing demand for biometric authentication systems across various end-users, including retail, gaming, banking, and financial sector, and hospitals, is significantly influencing the growth of the market across the country. For instance, in collaboration with IDEX Biometrics, the China Construction Bank (CCB) has agreed to use biometric cards in its digital renminbi experiments. The NFC-enabled biometric smart card will enable users to use digital currency without the need for a smartphone. These biometric cards will function as digital hard wallets for participants in the Chinese digital currency trial, known as DCEP. Fingerprint sensors and biometric software will safeguard these smart cards.
  • Similarly, in July 2021, Fingerprint Cards and MoriX, a Japanese-based electronics company, collaborated to develop and launch biometric payment cards in Japan. According to the company, the card will have the Fingerprints T-Shape module, which has ultra-low power consumption and is designed to be integrated into payment cards by using standard automated manufacturing methods. Furthermore, the company stated an increasing desire for card transactions among Japanese consumers, who seek touchless, secure, and frictionless payment methods.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Insights

4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3 Detailed Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Biometric Card Market

4.4 Industry Ecosystem Analysis

4.5 Evolution of Biometric Cards

5 Market Dynamics

5.1 Market Drivers

5.1.1 Growing Demand from Financial Inclusion-Based Initiatives in Emerging Countries

5.1.2 Move Toward Multi-Factor Authentication Bodes Well for Market Growth

5.2 Market Challenges

5.2.1 Strong Competition from Non-Card Biometric Devices

5.2.2 Higher Implementation Costs (Relatively Speaking)

6 Market Segmentation

6.1 By Application

6.2 By End-User Vertical

6.3 By Geography

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1 Company Profiles

8 Market Opportunity Analysis

9 Investment Analysis

9.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

9.2 Most Adopted Strategies

10 Future Outlook

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