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This article was published on February 22, 2016

You’ll soon be able to pay using a selfie, your clothes or your car

You’ll soon be able to pay using a selfie, your clothes or your car
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Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

Credit card providers are using their time at MWC to propose all manner of weird and wonderful new payment methods for modern shoppers.

MasterCard says it will roll out selfie payments across 15 countries this summer, after a trial in the US and the Netherlands last year, where users will ditch their password and be able to access apps or make online payments simply by snapping a shot of their face.

Meanwhile, in a bid to make sure you can pay for anything, with any device, Visa is partnering with car manufacturers, public transport service and even clothing designers to help them test and roll out secure payments services.

If you’re already a Pebble owner or are in line to pimp your old timepiece with a Chronos, you’ll soon be able to benefit from the Visa Ready partnership that will see a whole host of IoT companies upgraded to easily enable Visa payments.

If paying for stuff hadn’t already become too easy with the roll out of contactless cards, it sounds like your stuff might soon be taking the decision out of your hands altogether.

Visa brings secure payment solutions to the Internet of Things [Visa]

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