A DAD is the first Brit to get microchipped with a bank card implant — letting him pay with just his hand.
Arnie Szoke, 40, forked out £350 to have the op in Germany.
The NHS healthcare assistant said cashiers and other shoppers have been stunned.
He added: “People ask how I can pay with my hand.
“The implant looks cool, but my wife would never have one.”
The chip uses contactless card technology, with magnetic fields transferring data to readers.
Surgeons open a pocket in the side of the hand for the safety pin-sized chip — just half a millimetre thick — then stitch it up within five minutes.
Father-of-two Arnie said: “Using the chip takes a bit of learning.
“It’s like a normal card but you have to be more precise with where you tap.
“It means I don’t have to keep a wallet with me all the time.