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Mastercard to use NEC ID verification in biometric payment system

Mastercard and NEC Corporation announced it will implement NEC face biometrics and liveness detection into Mastercard’s payment system to improve…

Oct 24, 2023

Mastercard’s Community Pass founder says digital ID platform improving lives, digital inclusion

Tara Nathan, Mastercard executive vice president and founder of the Community Pass project says their work has, in the past…

Oct 4, 2023

Stakeholders debate how to improve financial inclusion with digital public infrastructure

Digital public infrastructure (DPI) projects, including digital IDs, are gaining more ground as part of the fight against poverty. During…

Sep 29, 2023

US credit card issuer applies for patent on ID service booster

Mastercard has applied for a U.S. patent on ways to improve biometric identity resolution needed for mobile transactions. The transactions…

Sep 25, 2023

Mastercard joins Mercedes to put finger-sensor purchases within cars

Global finance company Mastercard says its mobile pay systems have been integrated with Mercedes-Benz vehicles in a service called Mercedes…

Aug 31, 2023

Idex’ biometric payment card receives full certification from Mastercard

The biometric payment card bundle from Idex Biometrics made up of a sensor from Idex, a payments module with a…

Jul 5, 2023

Mastercard approves BCC to issue Zwipe biometric payment cards

Mastercard has granted Taiwanese firm Beautiful Card Corporation (BCC) approval to bring to market biometric payment cards built on the…

Jun 6, 2023

Mastercard partners with Moroccan fintech NAPs to boost financial inclusion

Mastercard has partnered with Moroccan fintech NAPs to develop new payment solutions. The Casablanca-based company was the first Moroccan firm…

May 11, 2023

Mastercard launches open banking API to tackle fraud and ease onboarding

A new solution promising ‘Open Banking for Account Opening’ has been introduced by Mastercard package customer identity verification with identity…

May 8, 2023

Visa, Mastercard roll out secure, seamless payment system for South Africa

Hassles involved in online merchant payments in South Africa, usually from step-up challenge, will soon be reduced as two payment…

Apr 17, 2023

Global push to strengthen ID verification with selfie biometrics gains momentum

Selfie biometrics are being mandated for financial institutions in another jurisdiction, while SmartSearch has announced a new version of its…

Apr 13, 2023

Biometric payment cards certification for Idex, manufacturing deal for Zwipe

A couple of Norwegian biometrics firms have played their cards right, landing certification status and partnership deals that will significantly…

Mar 23, 2023

Panera deploys Amazon One palm biometrics to facilitate payments, loyalty program

American bakery company Panera has added the Amazon One palm vein biometrics solution to its MyPanera loyalty program to facilitate…

Mar 9, 2023

Telecoms in Belgium and Kuwait adopt biometric identity verification

Onfido and Accura Scan have each signed up telecom providers to use their selfie biometrics for identity verification. New tools…

Mar 6, 2023

Optus, Mastercard extend strategic partnership with digital identity tool

Optus and Mastercard have extended their strategic partnership to provide Optus customers with a secure way to prove their identity….

Mar 1, 2023

Partners join forces to enhance digital payment experience with biometrics

A pair of partnerships have been formed to bring biometrics to payments, one in Asia Pacific and another in the…

Jan 27, 2023

Expanding digital ID, credit system positions Mastercard as commodity broker to the poor

Mastercard is expanding its Community Pass scheme to India where it plans to enroll agricultural workers with digital ID via…

Jan 6, 2023

Digital wallets and biometrics to replace traditional payments in UK: Mastercard survey

Roughly half (51 percent) of people in the UK believe physical wallets will become less relevant as digital ways to…

Dec 16, 2022

Mastercard Africa digital ID scheme to benefit from $50M of DFC funding to its partners

Mastercard’s Community Pass is set for a boost as the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) seeks to support investments…

Dec 13, 2022

Identity in digital payment schemes: city, state, nation or – for India – the globe

Digital identity and broader digital ecosystems and government stacks are emerging to serve various functions at the local and national…

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Knowledge and recognition: new wave biometrics

This is a guest post by Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber & Intelligence at Mastercard. How do we know someone is…

Is Mastercard bridging the gap from passwords to biometrics?

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