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Palm vein biometrics deployed for payments at Paris grocery store

A Carrefour Market in Paris is implementing palm vein biometrics for payment in partnership with Mastercard’s Biometric Checkout Program Ingenico,…

Jun 19, 2024

Biometrics cutting the line of in-person payments innovations: Mastercard

Mastercard sees biometrics for in-store payments as a part of a broader shift towards seamless interactions of all kinds, as…

Jun 12, 2024

Mastercard commits to passkeys for payment, full tokenization in EU by 2030

As the EU gallops into the digital wallet era, Mastercard is going full-token, as it announces a plan to achieve…

Jun 7, 2024

Mastercard’s Biometric Checkout Program arrives in Europe

Mastercard is rolling out its biometric retail payments for the first time in Europe. The company will be piloting its…

Jun 4, 2024

Palm payments more accessible with pickup from Mastercard, Amazon app

Major financial players have lauded the potential of palm payments, China has explored palm biometrics for transit, and major sports…

Jun 4, 2024

IDV firms stake claims in $40B financial services biometrics market

Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that biometrics for financial services will bring in $40 billion in revenue from 2024 to 2028,…

May 27, 2024

Mastercard aims to deliver digital identity, access for 100M in Africa

Mastercard is doubling down on spreading its Community Pass, a digital platform that holds a digital ID and wallet in…

Apr 25, 2024

Mastercard announces new AI suite with behavioral biometrics to fight fraud

Large financial institutions are coming to terms with the new world of tech-driven fraud and adopting digital identity tools as…

Apr 25, 2024

AI is a major threat and financial organizations are not doing enough to fight it

Behavioral biometrics firm Biocatch’s 2024 AI, Fraud, and Financial Crime Survey does not mince words in assessing how generative AI…

Apr 22, 2024

Biometric payment cards launching in Bangladesh, approved by Mastercard

Idex Biometrics is supplying fingerprint biometric technology for payment cards to Bangladesh-based Mutual Trust Bank, as the biometrics provider expands…

Apr 2, 2024

Limited number of private sector national digital ID providers for Australia

Australia’s government anticipates “5 to 10” private sector digital identity providers, and possibly more later on, participating in the country’s…

Mar 21, 2024

Financial fraud is exploding, fueled by cheap and easy generative AI tools

If biometrics and digital identity providers seem hyperbolic about the risk of fraud and the importance of data security, consider…

Mar 20, 2024

Mastercards from Thales and FPC, Idex Biometrics launch in Turkey

A pair of banks in Turkey are rolling out biometric payment cards from Mastercard. Fingerprint Cards and Thales will collaborate…

Feb 22, 2024

Biometric payment cards launching in Japan, Turkey

Biometric payment cards and access cards from Idex Biometrics and South Korean-headquartered Kona I are coming to Japan. Credit card…

Jan 24, 2024

Mastercard turns to biometrics for passwordless authentication

As passkey use continues to grow more widespread, Mastercard announces its passkey service, while X also announces passkey support. Android…

Jan 23, 2024

New partnerships, projects drive digital and financial inclusion in developing nations

The push to reach millions of digitally and financially underserved people and communities in Africa and around the world remains…

Dec 15, 2023

Tag certified for biometric Mastercards, Zwipe and HID introduce recycled PVC cards

Financial institutions can now issue Mastercard-branded payment cards made by Tag Systems with biometric sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Additionally, Zwipe…

Dec 14, 2023

The battle against payment fraud really is a war and must be fought like one: Au10tix

Identity verification providers presented two marketing mindsets this week. The more predominant one was confident business as usual but the…

Nov 14, 2023

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…

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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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