Published on June 23rd, 2019 | by William Charles91
Mastercard To Launch ‘True Name’ Program
On June 17th, Mastercard announced ‘True Name‘. The press release states this is a card, but actually it’s a process that card issuers can opt into that allows people to change the name on their credit, debit or prepaid card to reflect their true identity. Mastercard describes this as follows:
‘We are working with partners to create a product, as well as a sensitive and private process free of personal questions, that will allow for true names, not deadnames, to appear on cards without the requirement of a legal name change. This will ease a major pain point for the transgender and non-binary community.’
Personally I’m all for this, but would rather it happen on the ID level as well otherwise it could lead to situations where a merchant asks to see ID to verify the card identity and then that’s not possible. Before leaving a comment, remember that if you don’t have anything nice to say it’s better to say nothing at all.