Wirex appoints Wataru Kojima as Japan CEO and Head of Asia

By | October 18, 2017

Wirex, the world’s biggest provider of cryptocurrency debit cards and virtual wallets, has today announced that Wataru Kojima has been appointed as Japan CEO and Head of Asia. The move represents a significant strategic commitment by Wirex to provide dedicated Japan focussed deliverables to its soaring Japanese customer base. Last month at Tokyo’s premier FinTech conference, FIN /… Read More »

Samsung partners Kotak Mahindra Bank for Pay service

By | October 18, 2017

DELHI: Samsung India has partnered with Kotak Mahindra Bank to expand its Samsung Pay platform for the latter’s Visa Credit and Debit Cardholders. With this, Kotak customers can now tap and pay using their Samsung smartphones at merchant outlets having card acceptance machines. In addition to Kotak’s other digital payment solutions including UPI, Bharat QR Code, and One Time Fund Transfer on the bank’s… Read More »

Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports

By | October 18, 2017

Bulgaria’s government decided on October 18 to reduce the requirements regarding documents to be submitted when applying for the issuing or replacement of identity cards and passports. The changes to the rules mean that when citizens have a change of national identity number, name, permanent address or gender and these facts are recorded in the national population database,… Read More »

ABCorp Provides US Banks With Unrivaled Dual-Interface Payment Card Solutions

By | October 18, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — American Banknote Corporation, a leader in financial payment solutions, today announced that it has significantly increased its capacity to produce dual-interface EMV payment cards. New investments in industry-leading equipment, technology, and the strict qualification process of suppliers, has fast-tracked ABCorp’s PCI-compliant facilities to respond to the rising demand of contactless products. With strict attention to… Read More »

Boost the connectivity and memory on your phone with FuZion

By | October 18, 2017

IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho), the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces the solution for a problem everyone encounters: the choice between connectivity and memory for one’s smartphone. With FuZion, a fantastic device combining the technologies of a SIM card with a microSD card, users will never have to make this choice… Read More »

Cost effective strategy for polycarbonate card protection

By | October 18, 2017

LOCHOVICE (October 18, 2017) – „The strongest possible document protection is not the most expensive one“ is the name of Optaglio´s recently published white paper. Focusing on strategies for anti-counterfeit protection of polycarbonate documents, it states that many manufacturers spend enormous resources without actually improving protection. Importance of well-considered strategy is emphasised in the white paper.  The paper… Read More »

CPI Card Group Receives U.S. Patents for Encased Tungsten Fusion Metal Card

By | October 17, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CPI Card Group (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PMTS) (“CPI” or the “Company”), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced that it has been issued patents for its Encased Tungsten Fusion card – U.S. Patent No. 8,857,722, U.S. Patent No. 9,117,155 and U.S. Patent No. 9,430,724. The Company has also been… Read More »

UK – ALL McGill’s Buses Getting Contactless Payment By End Of 2017

By | October 17, 2017

CONTACTLESS payment is being introduced on all McGill’s buses by the end of the year. Customers will be able to buy their single, return, all-day and weekly tickets -– up to the value of £30 -– with their Contactless bank cards or enabled mobile devices. The Greenock-based company has already started rolling out Contactless, with Erskine to Glasgow… Read More »

Ghana – Lack of a central identification card cause of high incidence of fraud – IT expert

By | October 17, 2017

Chief Technical Officer at Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited Kwame Anokye has attributed the high incidence of fraud in the country to lack of a central identification system. He said our current national ID card systems are not harmonised and therefore cannot be verified when someone decides to cheat the system. “In Ghana our number one challenge is our… Read More »

Truphone announces Cellnetrix acquisition to drive aggressive expansion into IOT and eSIM

By | October 17, 2017

New strategic acquisition to power global expansion plans, build strategic partnerships & develop new IoT services Truphone, the first global mobile operator, announces today it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Cellnetrix Group, a pioneering secure SIM OS solutions provider. Headquartered in Munich, Germany – Cellnetrix provides innovative secure embedded products, which have powered over 250 million… Read More »

India – New and upgraded Kochi Metro cards from November

By | October 17, 2017

KOCHI: Kochi Metro Rail Limited will start issuing new and upgraded Kochi One cards from all Metro stations from November.  There have been complaints that the multipurpose Kochi One cards are not functioning in the swiping machines of commercial establishments.  “The cards are not faulty, but they have to be upgraded. More than one lakh cards are ready which… Read More »

NXP Revolutionizes ID Security and Durability with World’s Thinnest Contactless Chip Module

By | October 17, 2017

Company’s new MOB10 contactless chip module transforms how passports and identity cards are designed while adding more security layers and featuresNews Highlights: NXP is the first in the market to offer a contactless chip module with a thickness of <200 µm, representing the world’s thinnest contactless chip module available in high-volume MOB10 supports polycarbonate technology to add additional… Read More »

1 Million MOTION CODE™ Online Transactions With Société Générale

By | October 17, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announced the milestone of 1 million MOTION CODETM online transactions with Société Générale. Société Générale was one of the first banks worldwide to launch MOTION CODE™, the next-generation card integrating a dynamic security code by IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho). This solution consists in replacing the 3… Read More »

Madras Security Printers wins contract to supply 750,000 smart cards

By | October 16, 2017

The government has awarded the contract of printing and supplying additional 750,000 smart driving licence cards to Madras Security Printers of India. Madras Security Printers is also the current supplier of smart driving license cards to the government. Roop Narayan Bhattarai, director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), informed that the Indian company was awarded the… Read More »

Wirecard provides IKEA Southeast Asia with payment eco-system for online business

By | October 16, 2017

Partnership strengthens IKEA online shop launch in Southeast Asia The global technology group Wirecard provides a regionally managed payment gateway solution for online IKEA shops in Southeast Asia.  Through its cooperation with Wirecard, IKEA Southeast Asia is now able to provide online customers with multiple payment options. Shoppers will be able to select between credit, debit and alternative… Read More »

Ghana’s Buck Press Hailed In Liberia Over E-Passports

By | October 16, 2017

One of Ghana’s leading security printing companies, Buck Press, has been highly praised in Liberia for successfully producing the country’s e-Passport. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf outdoored the E-passport after becoming the maiden recipient of the product. President Johnson-Sirleaf launched the e-biometric travel document alongside the opening of an Expedited Application Service Centre at the Bureau of Passports and… Read More »

Irancell Unveils eSIM Project

By | October 16, 2017

Iran’s second largest mobile operator MTN-Irancell over the weekend announced that it is set to develop eSIMs (embedded Subscriber Identity Module) The project was announced during an event held at Irancell’s headquarters in Tehran, ISNA reported. The term eSIM relates to a new standard being promoted by the GSM Association (commonly referred to as ‘the GSMA’) — a… Read More »

Indian company wins tender to supply smart driving licences again

By | October 16, 2017

Kathmandu, October 16 India-based Madras Security Printers has won the tender called by the Nepal government to print and supply 750,000 smart driving licences. The same company had supplied licences to the Department of Transport Management earlier. The Department’s Director General Rup Narayan Bhattarai says an agreement in this regard will be signed today. Earlier, the Supreme Court… Read More »

Iris Appoints Shaiful Subhan As New Group Chief Executive Officer

By | October 16, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 16 October 2017 – The Board of IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS), a world leader in Trusted Identification, hereby announce the appointment of Mr. Shaiful Subhan as the new Group CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of IRIS effective today. Shaiful is an accomplished leader with great operational expertise and customer insights across multiple industries.  He was previously the COO… Read More »

Gambia Adopts Biometric Passport

By | October 13, 2017

JollofNews) – The spokesperson of Gambia presidency has announced that the issuance of biometric passport is now mandatory as the traditional one is no more accepted around the world. “The information we got is that the non-biometric passport is not accepted. That is why a decision has been taken on the issuance of biometric passport,” Amie Bojang Sissoho… Read More »