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MasterCard tests facial recognition technology in the Netherlands and US

MasterCard has revealed plans to start testing facial recognition technology for payment verification in the Netherlands and the US.

For the pilot in the Netherlands, the company has partnered International Card Services (ICS) B.V. and ABN AMRO and will allow 750 cardholders to pay online through fingerprint and facial recognition. Participants in the three-month trial can download the MasterCard app from the Apple Store or Google Play and register on the ICS website to get a code emailed to them for activating online payments. Then, during checkout in a web store, the consumer will receive a pop-up on their mobile phone, through which he can authorise the payment via finger scan or selfie recognition.

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