Category Archives: Card Industry News

Invitation To The Presentation Of Fingerprint Cards’ Interim Report For The Second Quarter 2017

By | July 7, 2017

Invitation to the presentation of Fingerprint Cards’ interim report for the second quarter 2017Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) invites to a telephone conference and webcasted presentation of its interim report for the second quarter 2017, on July 21 2017 at 15:00 CEST. The report will be published at 07:00 CEST the same day. Fingerprints’ CEO Christian Fredrikson will present the… Read More »

India – Credit card fraud: RBI steps in to protect customers, but here is what you must do to avoid losses

By | July 7, 2017

In a bid to limit customer liability in fraudulent credit card, online transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with revised guidelines and has also sought to make rules stricter for banks in cases of frauds. “With the increased thrust on financial inclusion and customer protection and considering the recent surge in customer grievances relating… Read More »

Indonesia – The e-KTP Case and Indonesia’s Struggle to Fight Corruption

By | July 7, 2017

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – Thursday (6/7) saw two special events concerning the ongoing high-profile corruption case which allegedly implicate a number of lawmakers including those with well-placed positions. The first event was a group of several members of the House of Representatives (DPR) visiting the Sukamiskin prison in West Java where notorious corruptors are held. The second occurrence was a… Read More »

India – Man’s SIM card swapped to empty bank account of Rs 13 lakh

By | July 7, 2017

MUMBAI: The owner of an Andheri-based hearing aid manufacture lost Rs 13 lakh to a bank fraud recently. Cyber criminals involved in SIM-swap frauds cancelled the victim’s registered mobile number and reactivated it with a new SIM card to hack into his bank account. The fraudsters deactivated Rakesh Ojha’s mobile number, claiming loss of SIM. Within an hour of deactivation, the fraudsters used a… Read More »

USA – Kalamazoo County approves new identification card program

By | July 7, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Kalamazoo County has decided to create an identification card program for residents who lack documents needed to get a state ID. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tLAa9V) the county Board of Commissioners’ 6-5 vote Wednesday was split along party lines, but the Democratic majority approved a resolution creating the program. The resolution authorizes an initial budget of… Read More »

Magazine Says NEXT Biometrics CEO Favre to Scale Fingerprint Sensor Firm in Smart Cards, Gov’t ID, Access Control & Notebooks

By | July 7, 2017

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – Jul 7, 2017) – A top biometrics magazine says NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT) CEO Ritu Favre is preparing to scale its large, low-cost flexible fingerprint sensors with focus on key market sectors where top security is vital. NEXT is leveraging technological, partnership and product strengths for significant near-to-long term growth. Favre told Biometrics Update Magazine that NEXT is… Read More »

Second quarter and first semester 2017 statement of the Gemalto liquidity contract

By | July 7, 2017

Amsterdam, July 7, 2017 – Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO, “Gemalto”) hereby reports on the resources available on the liquidity account as at June 30, 2017 and the transactions carried out under the Gemalto liquidity contract independently managed by Exane BNP Paribas. As at June 30, 2017, the following resources were available on the liquidity account: 192,064 Gemalto shares… Read More »

USA – Privasent health identity security system surpasses 20,000 users at Saint Peter’s

By | July 7, 2017

Saint Peter’s University Hospital announced today that it has enrolled more than 20,000 patients to use Privasent™, a healthcare technology focused on unique, absolute and interoperable healthcare identity. Saint Peter’s has demonstrated that Privasent’s unique and absolute identity eliminated identity errors, ensured accurate matching of electronic health records, and was embraced by patients as a means to protect… Read More »

ACS Launches ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC Card for e-Banking and e-Payment

By | July 6, 2017

HONG KONG, 6 July, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launched ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC card, a Java-powered cryptographic smart card solution compliant with… Read More »

What the HID Global Acquisition of Arjo Systems means to the Government ID Industry

By | July 6, 2017

With the announcement of HID Global acquiring Arjo Systems a new breed of company has born. I am saying that because the newly formed organization will start to compete in the Government ID industry like anyone was able to do before. Card Personalization Hardware makers like Entust Datacard, Evolis, NBS, Matica Technologies and MagiCard are regularly bidding to… Read More »

Australia – Sydney ferries roll out contactless ticketing

By | July 6, 2017

Paying for a ferry ride is now as easy as tap-and-go, as Mastercard and Transport for NSW bring contactless ticketing payment to Sydney Ferries on the F1 Manly to Circular Quay service. In an Australian first, commuters can use their Mastercard contactless card or mobile wallets that have enabled Mastercard cards to tap on. Supporting domestic and international… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | July 6, 2017

Geneva – July 6, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release second quarter 2017 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Wednesday July 26, 2017. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.… Read More »

UK – London notches up one billion contactless journeys

By | July 6, 2017

The billionth journey using contactless payment has been made on London’s public transport network, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. Since the technology was introduced to the capital in December 2012 its popularity has soared. Some 40% of all pay as you go trips are now made using contactless, up from 25% early last year. Most of the… Read More »

Pakistan – SBP acquires Security Printing Corporation

By | July 6, 2017

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) acquired the banknote- and prize bond-printing functions of Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC) from the federal government on Wednesday. According to a press release, other functions of PSPC such as the printing of passports, national identity cards and stamp papers have been separated and vested in National Security Printing Company Private… Read More »

Thailand – Smart ID cards for monks & temple auditing

By | July 6, 2017

The government has raised a proposal for monks to have smart cards that show their backgrounds to enable scrutiny of monks by authorities. The smart card plan is part of the government’s attempt to address a series of temple scandals, mostly involving monks who had sought monetary benefits from the temples. WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE ON A MONK’S ID CARD? The smart ID cards for monks… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK Signals Naming New Suspect in e-ID Project Corruption Case

By | July 6, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Agus Rahardjo, Chairperson of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has indicated that there will be a new suspect named in the investigation of corruption on the procurement of national electronic identification (e-ID) card project. “Yes,” Agus said after inaugurating three KPK advisors at the KPK building in Jakarta on Thursday (7/6). However, he can not confirm… Read More »

SIMalliance Reports 5% Growth in 2016 Global SIM Shipments

By | July 5, 2017

Highest ever SIM shipment volumes achieved; Strong growth in Asia underpins positive global outlook; Triple SIM becomes largest form factor category representing more than half of shipments worldwide 05 April, 2017 – The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes, with a total 4.9 billion… Read More »

UK – Tesco reveals exciting new improvements to Clubcard

By | July 5, 2017

Tesco has today announced a host of exciting improvements to Clubcard, the most rewarding loyalty scheme in the retail sector, making it even simpler and easier for customers and colleagues to use. The changes include the launch of a new, contactless Clubcard, which enables customers to simply tap at the checkout to add their points. The retailer has… Read More »

India – BMTC Pilots Contactless Cards For Ticket Payments; Full Rollout in Bengaluru Soon

By | July 5, 2017

Contactless is the way to go, and this has been proved by the recent changes by organisations to allow users to pay for their transactions using NFC or similar technology. Recently DMRC allowed the use of a smartwatch to make contactless payments, and now BMTC is piloting a similar mechanism. According to a report by ETtech, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is developing a… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government will allot money for the implementation of the national identification (ID) system, even if the bill regarding the system is not yet passed into law, Department of Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua confirmed on Wednesday, July 5. According to Chua, P2 billion in the 2018 national budget will be allotted for the… Read More »