Mastercard has announced its new Mastercard Identity Check which uses fingerprint recognition and also face recognition to confirm your identity.
The company is rolling out the feature to mobile devices in a number of European countries and it is designed to make it easier to verify you identity whilst shopping online.
Mastercard today announced the European roll out 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 U.S., and Canada. The technology will be rolled out across the world in phases in 2017.
Mastercard Identity Check Mobile eliminates the need for cardholders to recall passwords, dramatically speeding up the digital checkout experience while also improving security. Instead, the cardholder can verify their identity by using the fingerprint scanner on their smartphone or via facial recognition technology by taking a “selfie” photo.
You can find out more details about the new Mastercard Identity Check over at their website at the link below.