Category Archives: Card Industry News

Philippines – New e-passport ‘fake’ – anti-graft advocate

By | June 19, 2017

An anti-corruption advocate on Monday claimed that the new e-passports scheduled to be released in August or September have serious flaws that may cause problems to Filipino travelers. Argee Guevarra, convenor of Action for Good Governance, said that the new e-passports “will not stand up to scrutiny and may cause them to be flagged as fake.”  “Thousands of… Read More »

Philippines – Anticorruption advocate warns of glitches in e-passports

By | June 19, 2017

THE head of a non-governmental organization on Monday warned that serious flaws in future batches of Philippine e-passports will cause overseas workers and other Filipino travelers to be barred from entering their countries of destination. “Thousands of migrant Filipino workers and other travelers are unwittingly headed to purgatory on Earth. They may be barred from entering countries of… Read More »

Philippines – It’s time to adopt a unified national ID system

By | June 19, 2017

AMIDST the crisis that the country is now facing in Mindanao, we want to spend time today to discuss the great importance for the Philippines to make a supreme decision to adopt and implement a unified national ID system. This has risen in importance in part because of the confirmed news that there are now in the country… Read More »

Gemalto and Dessmann enhance smart lock security with mobile convenience

By | June 19, 2017

Amsterdam, June 19, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution from the global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes incorporates Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules (MIM) and Secure Elements (SE), empowering users to lock and unlock doors with… Read More »

Derby shows biggest rise in ‘contactless’ spending of anywhere in UK

By | June 19, 2017

Derby has seen the biggest rise in “contactless” spending of anywhere in the UK, according to new research. The study by Barclaycard has found that, since the start of the year, the number of people using their credit/debit cards or mobile phones to make payments has risen by 45% – well above the national average of 34%. The… Read More »

USA – 1,000-plus card-fraud cases reported in 2016 in Midlands, why you could be next

By | June 18, 2017

Three men recently purchased $7,000 in liquor and wine at a Columbia store using credit cards that investigators say were cloned. The men on April 11 entered Sam’s Wine and Spirits on Killian Road, loaded up their carts and paid for their merchandise using credit cards that were cloned from someone else’s card and account information, according to… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 17, 2017

MANILA, June 17 — The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards to all Filipinos that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to… Read More »

Philippines – Again, a national ID

By | June 17, 2017

The idea has been tossed around for years, with proponents caving in to resistance from various quarters. Now it looks like the Duterte administration will finally push through with the implementation of a national identification system, with the initial purpose of streamlining tax collection. In previous administrations, the implementation of a national ID was pushed mostly for security… Read More »

Malawi – Minister requests NICE to help clear misconceptions over national identity cards

By | June 17, 2017

Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Cecilia Chazama this week requested the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) to assist to clear misconceptions over the issuance of national identity cards, which some people are saying are meant for destruction. Speaking when she visited some registration centres in Nkhotakota on Wednesday, Chazama said it was sad to… Read More »

India – AXIS BANK, KMRL Launch KOCHI1 Card For Commuters

By | June 17, 2017

Kochi: Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) has launched KMRL Axis Bank ‘Kochi1’ Card, India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card that would make travel a convenient and hassle free experience for commuters in Kochi.  Axis Bank has partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 16, 2017

MANILA, June 16 – The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest Filipino families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to DOF… Read More »

Philippines – DOF pushes national ID system for 105-M Filiponos

By | June 16, 2017

To ensure that only poor families to be impacted by higher prices as a result of comprehensive tax reform will benefit from the proposed subsidies, the government plans to issue national identification (ID) cards to 105 million Filipinos, the Department of Finance said Friday. As such, the DOF urged Congress to pass into law putting in place a national ID… Read More »

New SVP Hr Joins Fingerprints’ Executive Management Group

By | June 16, 2017

Press releaseJune 16, 2017 New SVP HR joins Fingerprints’ Executive Management GroupMattias Hakeröd has been appointed new SVP HR of Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints(TM)). Mattias will be joining the company from his role as Global HR VP of Mölnlycke and has a long career with Mölnlycke, AstraZeneca and Vattenfall, where he has worked in various HR functions since… Read More »

Romanian lender introduces contactless watch that works as banking card

By | June 15, 2017

Banca Transilvania, the second largest bank in Romania by assets, has launched a contactless watch working as a payment instrument that can replace the debit card in Romania or abroad. The BT contactless watch is the result of a collaboration with Swiss watch maker Mondaine, digital security & identification technology company Oberthur Technologies, and financial services provider MasterCard.… Read More »

MetTel Launches First IoT Single SIM

By | June 15, 2017

NEW YORK — The futuristic dream of the universal, invisible and always-on Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into view with the first SIM that intelligently roams to identify and automatically connect to the strongest signal globally, MetTel announced today. MetTel, a fast-growing communications provider for businesses, has launched IoT Single SIM which ensures the best possible connectivity… Read More »

Philippines – BSP sets June 2018 deadline for banks’ shift to EMV technology

By | June 15, 2017

BANKS have roughly a year left to complete the shift to chip-based cards, as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) tightened rules to prod financial firms to adopt the more secure platform for its clients.   In a statement, the BSP gave Philippine banks a June 30, 2018 deadline to fully adopt the Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) technology,… Read More »

DSS Executive Elected To Board of Directors of Document Security Alliance

By | June 15, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwired – Jun 15, 2017) – Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) (DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions today announced that David Wicker, head of research and development for DSS, has been reelected to the Board of Directors of the Document Security Alliance (DSA). Mr. Wicker’s two year term begins immediately. The DSA was… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Fake ID Card Printing Ring Busted

By | June 14, 2017

Police have arrested people in Harare who were allegedly printing fake national identity documents and the suspects will appear in court soon. In a statement yesterday, the Registrar-General’s Office said the system was alert to any shenanigans. “The Registrar-General security got a tip off about criminals who are printing fake national identity documents and sought the assistance of… Read More »

Uganda – Government runs short of ordinary passports

By | June 14, 2017

The Uganda passport is one of the internationally legally recognised travel documents and owning one is  enshrined  as right in  the constitution but from 14th June to early August, only a  few Ugandans applying  for this document will be able to get one. Government has announced that it has run short of ordinary passports and will now start… Read More »