Mastercard unveils fingerprint, 'selfie' payment tech

Tuesday 4 October 2016 | 11:35 CET | News
Mastercard announced the European rollout of Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a cardholder's identity, simplifying online shopping. The technology is now being introduced across 12 markets in Europe. These markets include the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, following a series of successful trials in the Netherlands, the US, and Canada. The technology will be rolled out across the world in phases in 2017.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MasterCard
Countries: Europe / World
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