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Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Mastercard’s latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.

Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.

To get started, you’ll have to register your fingerprints at your bank, after which the information will  [Read More…]

Google makes Android Pay more useful, partners up with Visa and Mastercard

Google is looking to make Android Pay easier to use for mobile website transactions, so this week the search giant has announced it has partnered up with Visa and Mastercard in order to offer more options. The new alliance will permit Android Pay users to pay on websites that allow payments to be made via

MasterCard and BMO are bringing biometric verification to corporate cards

MasterCard has teamed up with the BMO Financial Group for the rollout of a biometric verification program for corporate credit cards, which will allow card holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm online purchases with either their fingerprint or using facial recognition. Verification will take place through MasterCard’s Identity Check app, and the program will at first be limited to corporate cards issued to BMO employees in the U.S. and Canada.

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MasterCard brings virtual reality, payments and wearables to the golf course

Just when you thought golf couldn’t get any more exciting, MasterCard has teamed up with this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill to showcase a new VR experience. Enlisting the help of professional golfers Graeme McDowell and Harris English, the experience will enable consumers to really feel like they’re there by standing on the 17th hole, and even purchase items within the virtual world.

Those rocking a MasterCard on the course will be able to  [Read More…]

MasterCard bringing ‘selfie’ authentication to North America and Europe this summer

At Mobile World Congress this week, MasterCard announced that it plans to roll out a new ‘selfie’-based authentication method for online purchases.

After successful tests of the service in the U.S. and UK, MasterCard says that it will offer the authentication option, which involves using a smartphone, tablet or PC app in conjunction with a front-facing camera to verify a person’s identity after entering credit card information, in 14 countries this summer.

Initially rolling out in the  [Read More…]

Samsung teams up with MasterCard to launch Samsung Pay in Europe

Samsung is trialling its contactless payment service, Samsung Pay, in South Korea, and is set to launch the service Stateside with its next wave of flagship phones. The vendor announced today that it would be extending its partnership with MasterCard to bring Samsung Pay to Europe.

Buy a Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet with MasterCard, get a $25 gift card[Cyber Monday]

Here’s a quick note for anyone who has been on the fence about purchasing the Nook Tablet. Barnes & Noble is having a one-day sale on its new customized Android tablet. Anyone who purchases any Nook device – including the Nook, Nook Color, or Nook Tablet – with a MasterCard credit card will receive a $ 25 gift card for Barnes & Noble.

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