Category Archives: Card Industry News

Nigeria – Passport printing delayed by blackout not machines breakdown – immigration

By | January 16, 2018

Claims that passport printing machines broke down are “fake”, Immigration Services director Gordon Kihalangwa has said. He said on Tuesday that a power outage experienced at their Nyayo offices affected the printing process. The issue had caused uproar among many applicants who said they could not access the application system and that production was slow. Some claimed printing machines had broken down. But… Read More »

Nigeria – 7000 Oyo Traders, Artisans Get Biometric ID Cards

By | January 16, 2018

bout 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of Oyo State have given biometric identity cards. The biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives was initiated by the administration of Mr Abiola Ajimobi to enable the state government have a unified identity for all tradesmen and artisans in the state and create a database… Read More »

Belinvestbank JSC enables acceptance of JCB Cards in Belarus

By | January 16, 2018

Minsk and Tokyo, Jan 16, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Belinvestbank JSC (“Belinvestbank”), a leading bank in Belarus, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (“JCBI”), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., launch acceptance of JCB Cards at ATMs and POS terminals. Belinvestbank is the first bank in Belarus to start acceptance of JCB card. Belinvestbank’s wide acquiring network has… Read More »

Nam A Bank and JCB cooperate to develop international card services

By | January 16, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 16, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Nam A Bank) and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) , the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB) signed a cooperation contract to license the issuance of JCB Cards and acquisition of JCB merchants in Vietnam. The ceremony was attended by representative… Read More »

Ingenico confirms leadership on information security with new certifications

By | January 15, 2018

Ingenico confirms leadership on information security with new certifications Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, today announced that its Axis payment gateway has successfully obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the most stringent global security standard for Information Security Management Systems. Ingenico is among the first PSPs to receive this accreditation, which is part of Ingenico’s continuous improvement… Read More »

Fingerprints Collaborates on Biometric Payment Card Market Trial in the USA

By | January 15, 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, 2018/01/15 – World leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints™) is proud to collaborate with Visa on the first market trial of dual-interface biometric payment cards in the USA, together with Mountain America Credit Union – Visa.com / Fingerprints.com. Fingerprints today announced that its touch sensor is being used in the first US-based pilot of a new dual-interface… Read More »

Precise BioMatch Embedded deployed in biometric payment card market trial in the USA

By | January 15, 2018

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has through the cooperation with Fingerprint Cards been deployed in the first market trial of dual-interface biometric payment cards in the USA, which is carried out by Visa and Mountain America Credit Union. The payment card, which can be used for contact and contactless payments… Read More »

New CEO for Precise Biometrics appointed

By | January 15, 2018

The Board of Directors in Precise Biometrics has today appointed Stefan K Persson to new CEO. Stefan K Persson is today Executive Vice President BO Home within the Bang Olufsen Group. Stefan will assume his new position at the latest on August 1, 2018 and until then will Göran Thuresson, CFO, be acting CEO and Torgny Hellström Executive… Read More »

Press Here! Visa Begins Pilots of New Biometric Payment Card

By | January 15, 2018

Pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus use on-card fingerprint sensor, offering an alternative to PIN or signature payment authentication NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 14, 2018– NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION “BIG SHOW” — Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots… Read More »

Sri Lanka – New passport with biometric data in microchip

By | January 14, 2018

A new passport to be issued this year will contain a microchip which could store personal details including biometrics of the holder, the Immigration Department said. Immigration and Emigration Controller General S. Ranasinghe told the Sunday Times that the new passport would have additional security features to minimise chances of anyone making forged passports. He said the introduction of… Read More »

Philippines – BSP warns of heightened ATM-related crimes

By | January 14, 2018

Fraudsters are targetting banks that are still vulnerable to debit and ATM-related crimes but this was expected by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as the June 30 deadline for the full EMV regime nears. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said they have monitored an increased number of bank fraud in the last few months but it… Read More »

Nepal – National Identity Cards To Be Issued Soon

By | January 12, 2018

National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has completed its preparation for the process. In the first phase of the process, the government will distribute identity cards to the people at Singha Durbar and from Panchthar. In total, it will distribute 110,000 cards in Panchthar and 7,000 cards to the officials at Singha… Read More »

Update on the intended offer by Thales for Gemalto

By | January 12, 2018

Paris La Défense, Amsterdam, 12 January 2018 – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 17 December 2017 in respect of the intended recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Gemalto at an offer price of… Read More »

Fourth quarter and second semester 2017 statement of the Gemalto liquidity contract

By | January 11, 2018

Amsterdam, January 11, 2018 – Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO, “Gemalto”) hereby reports on the resources available on the liquidity account as at December 31, 2017 and the transactions carried out under the Gemalto liquidity contract independently managed by Exane BNP Paribas. As at December 31, 2017, the following resources were available on the liquidity account: 0 Gemalto shares € 9,942,097… Read More »

Nigeria – Oyo gov presents biometric ID cards to 7,000 traders

By | January 11, 2018

IN continuing the state government’s biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday commenced the presentation of biometric identity cards to about 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of the state. Ajimobi, represented by his Special Adviser on Trade Matters, Mrs Kunbi James, at the presentation held at… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces a Change in Its Top Management Team, with a View to Building on Its Global Leadership in Augmented Identity

By | January 11, 2018

IDEMIA today presented a change in top management by announcing a series of appointments, in order to consolidate its market leadership and speed up operational integration. COLOMBES, France Didier LAMOUCHE, CEO of IDEMIA, today announced the appointment of two new members of IDEMIA’s Executive Committee. Philippe BARREAU (formerly MD of SICPA SA, a Swiss company providing secured identification and authentication… Read More »

More Chinese nationals arrested in Pakistan ATM heist

By | January 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The arrest of two Chinese nationals involved in ATM skimming on Wednesday has alarmed security officials who have apprehended numerous Chinese individuals committing cybercrimes in Pakistan since last year. The two foreigners were apprehended stealing financial data from a Karachi ATM owned by Pakistan’s largest bank, Habib Bank Limited, which has been previously targeted. “The two Chinese… Read More »

FIME supports acquirers globally to achieve UnionPay certification

By | January 11, 2018

Qualified test tools and services enable acquirers to meet growing UnionPay adoption outside of China. FIME has achieved UnionPay International (UPI) qualification for its Savvi Test Platform. With over 160 countries outside of China currently accepting UnionPay, acquirers overseas can now receive local consultancy, testing and certification support from FIME. These tools and services enable acquirers to quickly and… Read More »

IDEX hosts Investor presentation at CES

By | January 10, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 10 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, is today hosting an Investor presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas The Investor presentation will be hosted in the Sands Expo meeting hall at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and be… Read More »

Ganesh Ramamurthy appointed managing director of Evolis India

By | January 10, 2018

Angers, January 10, 2018 – Evolis SA (EPA: ALTVO), world leader in plastic card personalization solutions, announces the appointment of Ganesh Ramamurthy as new managing director of its Indian subsidiary. As of January 3, 2018 Ganesh Ramamurthy will manage all sales, marketing, technical support and administrative activities of the headquarters in Mumbai as well as the four regional… Read More »