US credit union tests biometric payments with MasterCard

Wednesday 19 August 2015 | 10:44 CET | News
First Tech Federal Credit Union started a pilot programme with MasterCard that will enable First Tech employees to authenticate and verify transactions using facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics. Dubbed 'Selfie Pay' by industry observers, this initial test will be conducted in a closed environment where First Tech employees will use artificial funds and biometrics. During the pilot, First Tech's U.S. cardholders' identity will be verified via facial photographs or fingerprint scans conducted on smartphones.  The pilot programme will run in September and October and include over 200

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MasterCard
Countries: United States
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