Mastercard introduces payment card with fingerprint scanner

April 20th, 2017   decode   news

Having a fingerprint scanner on your phone is nothing new, but on credit cards it’s a first. Today Mastercard introduced its first payment card with an integrated fingerprint scanner, going one step further in payment authorization. The company aims to abolish the inconvenience of typing a PIN while clumsily hiding from onlookers.

The card was introduced in South Africa after successful trials. Mastercard hopes to roll the tech globally in 2017. The only obstacle before you get such card is that your bank first has to implement the tech.

To receive the new credit or debit card you…

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