Mastercard intorducing biometric payments to Brazil and Mexico

Payments firm Mastercard has enabled biometric payment features in Brazil and Mexico for online transactions via fingerprint and taking a selfie.

The new launch in the Latin America countries follows the unveiling of the Identity Check Mobile technology across 14 countries, including the US, UK and other European countries.

"We find ourselves before a milestone in payments' evolution. Following the revolution in physical purchases with innovations like chip technology, contactless payments, and wearables, we are now making identity check a reality for online purchases in Latin America after earlier rollouts this year in the US and Europe," said Ajay Bhalla, president of enterprise risk & security at Mastercard.

The firm said the technology will make online payments more convenient by removing the need to use a password while making purchases more secure.

Source: Planet Biometrics