We’ve all transitioned to chip cards over the past couple of years and what have we learned? Well, for starters, chip cards do make our day-to-day transactions much more secure — but also infinitely more frustrating. That doesn’t have to be the case though, as the MasterCard Biometric Credit Card clearly shows.
Even more advanced than the chip card that’s likely in your wallet right now, this credit card uses an embedded fingerprint sensor on the end of the card (opposite the chip) in order to verify your identity in record speed. Once verified, this information is then transferred to the sales terminal instantaneously, allowing you to purchase your goods and get on your way.
Since MasterCard’s solution doesn’t require a merchant hardware upgrade, we’re fairly certain it’ll take off over the coming years. It’s currently being tested in South Africa, however, with further testing in Europe and Asia coming by the end of 2017.