Gone are the days of password as MasterCard will be featuring a biometric fingerprint scanner specially built on the credit card. Just like the way smartphones now uses fingerprint as their password to unlock in a safer way. So, the days of having to enter your four-digit personal identification number (PIN) at a cash machine is coming to an end as MasterCard has joined the league to make in-personal transaction more easier and faster.
To use it, insert the Mastercard credit card in a card reader while placing your hands on the fingerprint area and the technology will verify your fingerprint and approve the transaction without requesting for password or PIN.
However, the cards are being tested in south Africa and will be rolled out for everyone by the end of 2017. When is out, the bank will inform you that biometric card is available then go for enrollment center to get your fingers scanned.
Even if your card is stolen, it can’t be accessed because only your fingerprint is allowed during enrollment but you still have the option to use PIN code. It all depends on your choice.
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