Category Archives: Card Industry News

CPI Card Group Brings Innovative, Disruptive Solutions that Exceed Expectations to Money 20/20 2017

By | October 20, 2017

Company showcases new metal card offerings, suite of digital solutions, print-on-demand platform and instant issuance technology October 20, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time 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 its attendance and exhibition at Money 20/20, one of… Read More »

UK – Touch and go! Nottingham public transport to go contactless

By | October 20, 2017

Nottingham is set to become the first city outside London where people can pay for their bus and tram journeys using contactless bank cards and phones. The news follows a successful bid by the City Council for £2.4m from the Department for Transport to develop the technology, which will also include a daily cap on fares already enjoyed… Read More »

New boss for Poland’s state money-printing firm

By | October 20, 2017

Deputy Interior Minister Jakub Skiba has been appointed acting CEO of Poland’s state-owned money printing company.   Jakub Skiba. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz   The former chairman of the board at the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW), Piotr Woyciechowski, was dismissed by the company’s supervisory board earlier this week because of a growing conflict with employees and trade unions, the… Read More »

E-wallets surpass debit card usage in U.S. in 2017

By | October 20, 2017

The e-commerce market continues to grow in the U.S., impacting how people make payments – the use of e-wallets surpassed debit cards in the U.S. by 7 percent in 2017, and within the next five years, is set to overtake credit cards as the leading payment option, according to Worldpay’s latest report. Worldpay’s 2017 Global Payments Report analyzed… Read More »

IDEX demonstrates biometric solutions for contactless cards at Money20/20 Las Vegas

By | October 20, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 20 October 2017 – IDEX ASA, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions, is demonstrating its flexible fingerprint sensor for contactless biometric cards at Money20/20 Las Vegas.  Money 20/20 is a major FinTech event in Las Vegas opening on Sunday 22 October. IDEX will be present at the event to meet with customers and ecosystem partners, and showcase its biometric solutions… Read More »

Greece – Smart cards now used across Athens metro and trains

By | October 20, 2017

Commuters in Athens are now able to use the new integrated ΑΤΗ.ΕΝΑ ticket andΑΤΗ.ΕΝΑ smart card, which is now being issued across the Greek capital’s transport network. Starting Monday, commuters were able to apply for ATH.ENA cards at all metro and ISAP urban railway stations (Lines1, 2 and 3) by submitting a self-addressed envelope with a recent ID/Passport-style photo, a photocopy of… Read More »

Precise Biometrics announces new powerful solution for biometric payment cards

By | October 20, 2017

In the run up to Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, Precise Biometrics announces a powerful and efficient upgrade of its market-leading fingerprint solution for smart cards that will lower total product costs, supporting the growth of biometric payment cards. The upgrade of Precise Biometrics’ industry-leading fingerprint solution, Precise BioMatch ™ Embedded , supports even smaller fingerprint sensors with an area down to… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Passes 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors Shipped

By | October 19, 2017

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors:NEXT) today announced it shipped sensor number 3 million this week, demonstrating NEXT’s proven ability to consistently mass produce fingerprint sensors with industry normal yield figures.  NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said, “Passing 3 million NEXT fingerprint sensors shipped, we have now over several quarters consistently demonstrated NEXT’s… Read More »

Visa ID Intelligence Moves Payment Security Beyond Passwords

By | October 19, 2017

Biometrics and other authentication technologies help the payment industry create seamless and secure commerce experiences SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 19, 2017– Visa (NYSE:V) today announced Visa ID Intelligence, a platform that allows issuers, acquirers and merchants to quickly adopt emerging authentication technologies and create more secure and convenient ways for consumers to shop, pay and bank on their connected devices. Available through Visa… Read More »

NXP Unveils Breakthrough Innovations for Payment Cards

By | October 19, 2017

New fingerprint-on-card solution and world benchmark on payment card transaction speeds, <200 msLAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (MONEY 20/20 2017) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today debuted two significant technology breakthroughs at the largest fintech innovation event, Money 20/20, October 22-25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The company will showcase its new contactless fingerprint-on-card solution while also demonstrating a new world benchmark for payment… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reveals Compact Contactless Module with boostedNFC(TM) Technology, Extending Secure Payment to Wearables

By | October 19, 2017

Market-unique solution overcomes space constraints by integrating a miniaturized contactless radio booster with a secure microcontroller in the same package Industry-leading solution ensures compelling user experience with small-size antenna System-in-Package meets security and card-industry standards and is supported by development ecosystem including software and tools   Geneva, October 19, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers… Read More »

India – PRTC to issue ID cards with hologram

By | October 19, 2017

PATIALA: To keep a check on the misuse of ID cards of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will soon be changing the identity cards of its employees including the conductors, drivers as well of retired employees who enjoys the benefits under rules of the corporation. The new ID cards will carry the holograms of PRTC and will start being issued from… 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 »

Samsung Addresses IoT Data Security at the Chip Level with New Hardware/Software Turn-Key Solution

By | October 18, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and software needs. “Samsung’s Secure Element solution is another demonstration of our advanced security technology that has been proven through mobile application… Read More »

CardLogix Corp Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification for High Quality Smart Card Manufacturing

By | October 18, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CardLogix Corporation, leading smart card manufacturer and software developer, proudly announced today its successful migration to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard, the latest international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). As one of the first smart card manufacturers to achieve this new standard, the award is a fitting testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards’ Technology Update On November 1, 2017

By | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) invites to a webcast Technology Update on November 1, 2017 at 14:00 CET.  The program will cover our core business capacitive sensors in smartphones, as well as up-to-date information on new segments and technologies such as Smartcards, IoT and Iris. We will also give an update on our view regarding In-Display and… Read More »

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 »