What's the point?
I can see the advantage of having chip and pin cards over the old days of writing a cheque. I recall the anger on people's faces when, queing at a supermarket checkout on a Saturday afternoon, the person at the front would pull out their cheque book to pay for their shopping.
Chip and PIN is good for 4 reasons:
1 - Its quick.
2 - It shows that the card was present
3 - It shows that I was present
4 - It shows that I knew what I was buying.
RFID is shit because:
1 - Its not much quicker than C&P
2 - It only proves that the card was somewhere near an RFID reader.
This is just a ridiculaous example of implementing something because its possible rather than because its genuinely needed. Banks forcing it on consumers against their will is just bad business practice.
There is a key difference between ID cards and RFID cards being forced upon us. That being that if the government male our lives difficult to live without ID cards we'll all end up begrudginly using them, we have very little choice.
If however a commercial institution, like bank, pushes stuff on us we can just walk away and / or make life really difficult for them: Like resorting to writing cheques again.
Paris because she's also quite pointless.