Mastercard Biometric Card

Mastercard-Biometric-Credit-CardMastercard has unveiled the next generation biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer, and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa.

The new card builds on fingerprint scanning technology used for mobile payments today and can be used at EMV terminals worldwide.

Additional trials are being planned in Europe and Asia Pacific in the coming months.

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