Ana Cheney

Industry Contributor at ACI Worldwide

Ana is an industry contributor who has always been interested in technology, particularly its effects on the financial world as a whole. With fintech growing to impact more aspects of everyday life, Ana follows and writes about digital identity, cryptocurrency, mobile banking and more.

Articles by Ana Cheney

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July 13, 2020

Taking the Pulse of Biometric Authentication in 2020

Growing demand for digital payment methods in recent years, including a plethora of mobile payments and person-to-person payment applications, has already put biometric authentication firmly at the forefront of payments and fintech. Moreover, the COVID-19 global health crisis has introduced new norms that have discouraged non-essential physical interaction, which has further boosted the popularity of digital payment alternatives. Already in March, CNBC noted that there had been a surge in the number of Americans preferring ‘”tap and go” transactions through digital wallets, like Apple Pay or Google Pay, overwhelmingly secured with biometric (mainly fingerprint) authentication.

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