On March 04, 2021, in Korea, Mastercard, Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Business, and Samsung Card signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a biometric card with a built-in fingerprint scanner sensor to provide faster and secure payments transactions which will reduce physical contact by avoiding the entering of PIN on Keypad.
- The card will be developed by Samsung’s System LSI Business’ security chipset
- Working with Mastercard and Samsung Card to create an environment for using the payment card.
- Mastercard will also provide its cybersecurity through its global payment network
The biometric card with a fingerprint sensor is launched to eliminate the physical contact of users at the payment terminal.
i.Payment: Users can pay through this biometric card at any Mastercard chip-enabled terminal or Point of sale(POS) terminal.
ii.Availability: Initially this card will be available in South Korea especially for corporate clients as corporate credit cards as they will be having more international transactions.
iii.Identification: The card will use fingerprint recognition to verify the identities of cardholders.
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