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BMO Harris Bank enables transgender and non-binary communities to use their true first names on their cards

  • Diverse communities can suffer discrimination in a simple swipe transaction.
  • Mastercard's True Name program enables them to use the name they most identify with on their card.
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BMO Harris Bank enables transgender and non-binary communities to use their true first names on their cards

BMO Harris Bank is making it easier for people in the transgender and non-binary communities to use their true first name on their cards without requiring a legal name change.

 

What’s going on: BMO cardholders can now use the name of their choice on their cards without going through a formal, legal name changing process.

 

  • The bank is rolling out Mastercard’s True Name offering to consumer credit cards and small business debit and credit cards.
  • Individuals who show IDs with a name or gender that did not match their presentation experience discrimination and harassment, according to research.
  • BMO launched the True Name program for personal debit cards and ATM cards in December 2019 before expanding it now.

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