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MasterCard to launch selfie system for mobile payments

MasterCard is bringing its Selfie Pay system to the UK

MasterCard has announced plans to invest in facial recognition technology more aggressively in the coming years. This announcement comes as MasterCard attempts to reduce the number of false transactions that occur within the mobile space, as well as improving the security of mobile payments overall. The company has been testing its new “Selfie Pay” system in the United States and the Netherlands and will soon bring the service to the United Kingdom, though consumers will have to pay to use it.

Selfie Pay will allow people to use their pictures as a way to verify a mobile transaction

Those using the Selfie Pay system can opt to scan a picture of their face to verify mobile transactions. This picture will be stored online on MasterCard’s servers. The picture will serve as a reference for when consumers want to use facial recognition to authenticate a transaction. Because this information is difficult to tamper with, MasterCard believes that facial recognition technology could be an adequate way to protect consumer information in the mobile commerce space.

Mobile security remains a top priority for MasterCard

MasterCard has been fighting to improve mobile security for some time. The company believes that new identification systems are needed to minimize the number of fraudulent transactions being made in the mobile space. False declines are also a problem, with MasterCard noting that the value of false declines per year has reached $118 billion. This is 13 times higher than the amount lost through credit card fraud every year.

Selfie Pay system is coming to 14 countries later this year

MasterCard is preparing to launch its Selfie Pay system in 14 countries later in the year. The company notes that those testing the system have responded positively, saying that it is both easy to use and does not affect the convenience of mobile payments. With more secure systems in place, more consumers are likely to participate in the mobile commerce space. Security has been a major concern for consumers in recent years, especially as mobile commerce systems have become more prominent and attractive targets.

Crowd Mobile acquires prominent mobile payments firm

Crowd Mobile announces its acquisition of Track Holdings

Crowd Mobile, a company operating within the mobile space, has announced the successful acquisition of Track Holdings, a leading mobile payments specialist based in the Netherlands. Through the acquisition, Crowd Mobile seeks to accelerate product launches and improve its promotional campaigns in markets throughout Europe. Crowd Mobile have been involved in the mobile payments space for some time and has been working with several companies in order to establish a stronger position in the mobile space as a whole.

Mobile commerce continues to expand throughout the European market

Europe has become a major mobile commerce market, with many consumers relying more heavily on their mobile devices to shop online for products and services. Retailers throughout Europe have begun to rely on the mobile space in order to effectively engage consumers and some are even beginning to support mobile payments in their physical stores. Over the coming years, mobile payments are expected to become much more prolific throughout Europe, especially in countries where smartphone penetration is high.

Track Holdings has managed to find success in the mobile payments sector

Mobile Payments AcquisitionTrack Holdings has proven to be a profitable mobile commerce business, which may be a boon for Crowd Mobile. The fact that Track’s mobile commerce platform is profitable, it may be able to provide Crowd Mobile with strong revenue growth. It may also allow Crowd Mobile to better engage a wider range of consumers, many of whom have been looking for access to a mobile payments platforms that suit their interests and needs.

Acquisitions continues to become more common in the mobile payments space

Mobile payments continue to expand throughout the world and acquisitions are becoming more common within this sector. Several companies are looking to acquire those that have shown that their mobile commerce platforms are successful. Such acquisitions are expected to lead to vast improvements in the mobile payments space. Large organizations competing with one another is expected to bring about the use of new technology that makes mobile commerce more secure as well.