MasterCard, Zwipe develop NFC card with fingerprint security

Sunday 19 October 2014 | 16:17 CET | News
MasterCard and Norwegian fingerprint technology specialist Zwipe have developed the world's first NFC contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. The announcement comes after a successful pilot with Norwegian bank Sparkebanken DIN. The Zwipe MasterCard combines an EMV certified secure element and MasterCard's contactless application. Cardholders' fingerprint data is stored on the card rather than in an external database. The biometric authentication replaces the PIN entry. Zwipe is now working on the next generation of its card that will be the same format as a

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MasterCard / Zwipe
Countries: World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Zwipe, Tappy launch biometric-enabled wearables payment partnership, licensing deal

Published 22 Oct 2018 09:31 CET | World
Biometric technology company Zwipe and pioneering wearables technology company Tappy Technologies entered into a partnership to ...

NFC payment users to reach over 500 mln by 2019

Published 28 Oct 2014 13:00 CET | World
A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be some 516 million mobile users of NFC contactless payment services ...

ING introduces voice recognition into mobile banking app

Published 18 Sep 2014 14:58 CET | Netherlands
ING announced that it will introduce a voice recognition service, named Inge, into its mobile banking app for iOs and Android. ...

MasterCard joins FIDO Alliance and Board

Published 14 Oct 2013 10:13 CET | World
MasterCard has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium for online authentication with ...

Will biometrics propel mobile payments forward?

Published 29 Aug 2013 15:26 CET | World
According to a recent Frost&Sullivan statement, biometrics can lead to more security on mobile phones, thereby enhancing for ...

SmartMetric incorporates NFC to biometric chip

Published 29 Apr 2013 07:24 CET | World
SmartMetric has incorporated NFC into its fingerprint activated Biometric Chip card for use by financial institutions. The NFC ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Feb Deutsche Telekom Q4 2020
26 Feb Tecnotree Q4 2020
26 Feb Proximus Q4 2020
26 Feb OTE Q4 2020 2020
26 Feb HTHK FY results
26 Feb Megacable Q4
26 Feb Report: Dutch Mobile Monitor 2020 Q3
01 Mar Inseego Q4
01 Mar Ooma Q4
01 Mar Liberty LatAm Q4 results
01 Mar Switch Q4 2020
01 Mar Boingo Q4
01 Mar Zoom Video Communications Q4
01 Mar TIM Brasil investors day
01 Mar Embedded World Digital
02 Mar FuboTV Q4 2020
02 Mar HPE fiscal Q1
03 Mar Marvell Technology fiscal Q4
03 Mar Vivendi Q4 2020
03 Mar Avast FY results
04 Mar Inwit Q4 2020
04 Mar Broadcom fiscal Q1
04 Mar MTS Q4 2020
04 Mar Ciena fiscal Q1
04 Mar Telesat Q4
05 Mar Vonage Investor Day
::: More Calendar Items