Cited advantages of biometric payment include:
  • To apply you must be 18+ and a Libyan resident
  • Enhanced security.
  • Speedy transactions.
  • No need to carry cash, checks or credit cards.
  • Lower cost per transaction for the merchant, compared to standard debit or charge card fees.
  • You will still enjoy the same card benefits you do today - but, now with an additional layer of security via biometric technology.
biometric card
How it works?
The card features an embedded fingerprint sensor to quickly capture and match the cardholder’s fingerprint to the digital fingerprint image stored on the card.
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Step 1

Tap or insert the Biometric Card at the POS terminal while holding thumb on the fingerprint sensor.
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Step 2

The fingerprint image is captured and compared against the stored biometric template on the card. The match data results are sent to the Issuer.
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Step 3

The Issuer receives the Authorization request with successful biometric match results and approves the transaction. Otherwise, the card will prompt the cardholder for a PIN signature.
Features
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Security

Add innovative security of biometric technology to every day purchasing experience.
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Convenient

Provides a simple and convenient payment experience.
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Confidence

Increases confidence in using the card anywhere.
How to apply
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Download the relevant account opening form

Download the form or collect one at your local branch.
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Bring it to one of our branches

Make sure to bring your ID card and the application form. You don't need an appointment.
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We'll post you your new card and account details.

Once it's complete we'll send you a letter with your account details and your new banking card.
Biometric Card FAQs

Mastercard is setting up performance requirements and a testing framework which will work for different climates and environmental conditions. However, there are some technical limitations. If someone has a very greasy finger, the biometrics may not work and instead the card will fall back to a secondary CVM such as PIN or signature, set by the bank.

While stakeholders, economics and opportunities may differ, when it comes to preserving revenue, lowering decline rates of good cardholders and ensuring efficient operations are top priorities for merchants - with the majority indicating that innovative technology is crucial to enhancing security.

Merchants should be aware that with the Mastercard Biometric Card:

  • No changes are needed to the software or hardware of a merchant’s POS terminal in order to process Mastercard Biometric Card transactions.
  • biometric authentication process is as fast as PIN but saves the cardholder the...

The solution requires no changes for acquirers or merchant hardware or software as it is compatible with any type of EMV-enabled terminal that has satisfactorily completed the Mastercard Terminal Integration Process (TIP).

Below are terminal guidelines to ensure an optimal cardholder experience at the POS for the contact version of the Biometric Card.

Merchants should ensure that their terminals are:

  • EMV-enabled
  • Customer-facing
  • Accessible to cardholders
  • Designed so that the card sensor is not blocked from use

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