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Mastercard True Name Lets Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Their Chosen Name on Cards

Mastercard True Name Lets Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Their Chosen Name on Cards

In a Nutshell: Members of the LGBTQIA+ community face challenges nearly every day that straight, cisgender people often don't encounter. For example, when the name on your credit card does not match your chosen name it can be a real pain point and a reminder that the battle for equal rights still has a ways to go. Mastercard recognized these challenges and established its True Name program, which allows transgender and nonbinary people to use their chosen name -- rather than their... read more »

Plastc – The Smart Card Built with Superior Security – Is About to Take the Market by Storm

Plastc – The Smart Card Built with Superior Security – Is About to Take the Market by Storm

In a Nutshell: Smart cards may soon become the easiest way to pay, so we took a close look to see what Plastc will be offering when it arrives in April. What we found delighted us—hands down, the key to Plastc is superior security. With multiple proactive security features, advanced technology, and durable design all outclassing the competition, Plastc offers consumers and merchants alike confidence that the best time to get on board with Plastc is now.// Update: Plastc, Inc. is... read more »

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

If you've been following the latest headlines in technology or commerce, chances are you've heard of Apple Pay, Google Wallet or Softcard. Probably the most significant feature of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay allows you to use your phone to pay for goods and services in lieu of a physical credit card. The technology uses what's known as NFC, short-hand for "near field communication." Already 10 years old and counting, you wouldn't exactly call NFC a new development... read more »