MasterCard will launch a payments using a selfie in the UK


Payment system MasterCard will introduce in the UK a facial recognition system to confirm the payment. Reported by the Financial Times.

In addition to the identification with a selfie of British cardholders will be able to scan fingerprints to verify their identity. Thanks to this, users do not have to enter pin codes, passwords or verification codes payment.

According to the publication, this technology was already tested in the USA and in pilot in the Netherlands. MasterCard has promised that this summer the technology will be available in 14 countries around the world, however, in which, the newspaper reports.

President of MasterCard security Ajay Bhalla said that cardholders in the Netherlands and the USA “really liked” the payments with the help of a selfie. According to him, the company also tested the recognition through the iris and voice.