Discover will let you use your credit card without signing for purchases
Forget signing your name on credit and debit card purchases with Discover.
Starting in April, the credit card company won’t require a signature after buying something in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean.
Chip technology — along with biometrics and multi-factor authentication — has made signing a receipt a redundant security measure. MasterCard announced it was ditching signatures back in October.
Discover said the change may require some merchants to change their Discover point-of-sales systems since pens and electronic signature screens won’t be necessary.
With these two companies dumping signatures, other big credit card companies like Visa and American Express could follow suit.