Pay By Selfie!

Mastercard are running 2 tests where users can authorise payments by effectively taking a selfie with their smartphones.

Selfie

The (small) facial recognition trials are currently in progress in the US and Holland, according to Finextra.

Mastercard are keen on finding out whether biometrics are a practical method for verifying identities, and will be using “selfie pay” (*runs off to trademark name*) alongside fingerprint scanning to see which is more reliable and simpler for customers to use.

What next, pay by emoji? (*runs off…*)

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