Pay using a selfie with MasterCard

We reported this earlier in the year. But now it’s a reality. You can now validate your payment with MasterCard by using a selfie. The selfie replaces your need to to enter a password and presumably uses biometric recognition and it’s now available to use.

The 12 countries where it is now available are Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Have you had a go yet?

As they say of the new technology: “MasterCard Identity Check Mobile eliminates the need for cardholders to recall passwords, dramatically speeding up the digital checkout experience while also improving security. Instead, the cardholder can verify their identity by using the fingerprint scanner on their smartphone or via facial recognition technology by taking a ‘selfie’ photo.”