Payments using biometrics, are financial organisations ready?
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Payments using biometrics, are financial organisations ready?

Biometrics has largely been hailed as the future of consumer identification, authentication, and confirmation of transactions. Though in South Africa, Mastercard has been trialling a chip and PIN bankcard that includes a fingerprint reader, to date the technology has largely not appeared in Point of Sale (POS) devices or in more traditional payment areas.   […]

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Face-to-face payments: Mobile vs Plastic
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Face-to-face payments: Mobile vs Plastic

By Paul Prior, Senior Vice President Client Engagement As recently reported (BBC, CNBC), Mastercard have just released a payment card with an in-built fingerprint sensor.  There is no question that the introduction of EMV has had a significant impact on driving down card-present fraud and while fingerprint scanners are not foolproof this type of biometric authentication […]

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State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?
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State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA In 2012, Mastercard published the results of their survey of the global mobile payments landscape in their Mastercard Mobile Payments Readiness Index.  The survey recognised that while mobile payments adoption has dependencies on six major elements from infrastructure and financial services to regulation, the critical success factor for […]

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