Thumbs up, Mastercard! Fingerprint sensor-enabled payment cards unveiled
Mastercard unveiled the gen-next biometric payment card featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor after successful-trials in South Africa.
Combining chip technology with fingerprints, it safely and conveniently verifies the cardholder's identity; users need to only place their fingers over the sensor for in-store purchases.
The global payments industry leader tested it with Pick n Pay (South African grocery retailer) and Absa Bank (Barclays Africa's subsidiary).