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FIME accredited by Mastercard for biometric authentication testing services


FIME announced today that it has been accredited by Mastercard to deliver fingerprint authentication testing services in accordance with its new guidelines for mobile device sensors.

According to the announcement, the evaluation program enables mobile, wearable and sensor manufacturers to test the performance and accuracy of fingerprint sensors. Mastercard’s program provides dedicated hardware performance testing to scrutinize the quality of solutions’ matching engines. This allows financial service providers to easily evaluate the hardware and software integrating with their payment solutions.

“Biometrics have taken the payments world by storm in recent years, delivering consumers greater convenience and security,” comments Stephanie El Rhomri, vp of services at FIME. “But in a post-PSD2 and GDPR world, players across mobile and payments are increasingly understanding the importance of performance and quality to ensure customer adoption of new secure authentication solutions. We’re proud to be championing this evaluation program, the first of its kind to be fully ISO-compliant, as we continue to support the ever-expanding role of biometrics in payments.”

According to new research from Goode Intelligence, nearly 579 million biometric payment cards will be used globally by 2023.

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