April 21, 2017Blog Posts

Mastercard tests biometric EMV card

Mobile Payments Today:

Mastercard has unveiled what it is calling the “next generation biometric card,” combining chip technology with biometrics to verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.South Africa is the first market to test the technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer, and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa, according to a press release.

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