June 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Mastercard will allow trans people to use chosen names on cards
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Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their chosen names on their credit card, debit card and prepaid card.

This is a huge step for transgender customers who can now battle potential discrimination at the cash register by having their chosen names on their cards instead of the names on their birth certificates or driver’s license.

“It first starts with their name, that’s who they are, that’s their identity,” Randall Tucker, chief inclusion officer for Mastercard, told CNBC. “We’re paying it forward, not because it’s in vogue, but because it’s who we are as an organization.”

“True Name” cards will be released in early 2020.

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