Category Archives: Card Industry News

Philippine passport validity extended to 10 years

By | August 3, 2017

Dubai: Good news to Filipinos who endure serpentine queues when applying for or renewing their passport. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday signed into law the Republic Act 10928 that extends the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years. The law allows Filipinos over the age of 18 years to have passports valid for 10… Read More »

Malta – BOV to launch contactless cards

By | August 3, 2017

Paying with your BOV Card at retail outlets is set to become incredibly easier with the introduction of contactless cards.  Over the past months, Bank of Valletta has been rolling out new electronic point of sale devices (EPOSs) at main retail outlets and establishments across Malta and Gozo. These new devices are enabled to accept contactless card payments. … Read More »

Online credit card fraud on the rise, accounting accounting for 78 per cent of total card fraud in Australia

By | August 3, 2017

There has been a massive increase in online credit card fraud, with transactions made using stolen card details hitting $417.6 million in 2016, more than doubling since 2011. Industry body Australian Payments Network has revealed that transactions made using stolen credit card details accounted for 78 per cent of more than $530 million in total netted by fraudsters last… Read More »

French firm Oberthur Technologies wins $12M contract for e-passport issuance in Burkina Faso

By | August 3, 2017

(Ecofin Agency) – French firm Oberthur Technologies (OT), specialized in the designing and provision of embedded security solutions and services, for payment, telecommunication and identification sectors just won a major contract in Burkina Faso. Indeed, the company was picked by the government of Burkina Faso to operate and manage a system of e-passport issuance and e-archives in the… Read More »

CPI Card Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

By | August 3, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTS; TSX: PMTS) (“CPI Card Group” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results Total net sales were $65.8 million, a sequential increase of 17.6% over Q1 2017, and a decrease of 10.7% compared with the prior year period.… Read More »

India – Soon, walk into metro station without taking your card from pocket

By | August 3, 2017

CHENNAI: Commuters could soon walk into a metro station, hands in pockets, take a ride, and walk out without waiting in queues or swiping their smart cards. Chennai Metro RailLimited has invited tenders to introduce contact-less smart cards which can be detected by scanners at stations even if the passenger keeps it in the pocket or a bag. The ticket price… Read More »

ICMA, Secure Technology Alliance Co-Locate Conferences for 2018

By | August 3, 2017

Princeton Junction, N.J., Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, and the Secure Technology Alliance, a multi-industry association working to stimulate adoption of smart card technology and advanced payment technology, announced today they will co-locate their respective conferences for the third year in a row.… Read More »

UK – Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of Oyster card for ALL public transport

By | August 3, 2017

Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of the Oyster card for use on all public transport. The ‘Get Me There’ smartcard has now been launched for use on trams and buses across the region. Passengers will also be able to use it on trains in the next four years, if transport bosses keep… Read More »

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. Declaration against Counterfeit ACR122U NFC Readers

By | August 2, 2017

HONG KONG, 2 Aug, 2017 – We, Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), have acquired information that one of our products, the ACR122U USB NFC Reader (www.acs.com.hk/en/products/3/acr122u-usb-nfc-reader/), is being counterfeited. Many of the counterfeit products have been widely sold on Taobao (www.taobao.com), Alibaba 1688 Website (www.1688.com), and other online platforms. We are very concerned about this counterfeiting issue, and… Read More »

Sri Lanka cabinet approves issuing e-passports under PPP scheme

By | August 2, 2017

Aug 02, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to introduce a chip enabled e-Passport where personal particulars of passport holders would be digitally signed and stored in a chip. The cabinet approval for the joint proposal made by Digital Infrastructure Minister and Internal Affairs Minister has been granted to implement the project as a… Read More »

Optaglio brings 3D animations between security elements

By | August 2, 2017

 LOCHOVICE (August 2, 2017) – Optaglio, the global leader in high-resolution security holograms, today announced the latest innovation developed by OPTAGLIO LABs. Its holograms can now include a small object such a little figure, which moves, runs, makes a gesture etc. OPTAGLIO continuously updates its portfolio of visual effects in its holograms to keep an advantage over potential… Read More »

All eyes on Indonesia’s identity card scam

By | August 2, 2017

        Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) leader Prabowo Subianto, who has his eye on another bid for the presidency in 2019, knows a losing cause when he sees one – even if many of Indonesia’s tone-death political parties don’t. Heeding widespread public condemnation, Prabowo’s opposition party has pulled out of Parliament’s critical inquiry into the… Read More »

CPI’s Instant Issuance Tech Proves Value for Bank after Breach

By | August 2, 2017

They say the proof is in the pudding. For CPI Card Group, it’s a case study showing how its instant issuance technology [email protected] saved an issuer significant time and money—and improved customer satisfaction—when it had to replace nearly 800 cards after customers were affected by a retail data breach. Within four months of implementing CPI’s instant issuance solution, northeast Indiana-based Farmers… Read More »

Nigeria – Committee Proposes 3 Years To Issue 180m National ID Cards

By | August 2, 2017

The National Database Harmonisation Committee has proposed three years for the capture of 180 million Nigerians and other residents in the National Identification card scheme. The issuance of the National Identity Cards which started several  years ago had been slowed down due to multiplicity of data collection points but the harmonisation committee had tried to achieve a one-stop… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments to save shoppers 141 MILLION hours

By | August 2, 2017

The rise of contactless payments continues, and they’re set to save UK shoppers a hefty 141 million hours over the next few years. So says research from Barclaycard, commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of ‘touch and go’ payments. The credit card firm has crunched the numbers, and says this time saved by 2021 will be worth almost… Read More »

Frost & Sullivan Commends Credence ID’s Rollout of CredenceTAB™, a Biometric Tool that Combines Document Reading and Biometric Enrollment and Verification in a Portable Device

By | August 1, 2017

Credence ID’s unique product suite offers convenience, portability, and customization to satisfy a wide range of identification projects SANTA CLARA, California, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile biometrics and credential reading market, Frost & Sullivan announced today the recognition of Credence ID  for  its 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award. In May 2017, Credence ID… Read More »

UK – Contactless sheds growing pains as tenth anniversary looms

By | August 1, 2017

With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of contactless cards in the UK fast approaching, Barclays is forecasting that tap and pay spending will soar by more than 300% over the next four years as seven in ten Brits begin to use the technology more frequently for everyday purchases. Barclaycard first introduced the technology to the UK almost… Read More »

Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with latest Gemalto cloud service

By | August 1, 2017

  Leading telecoms operator offers remote subscription management for consumer IoT devices  such as tablets, connected PCs and wearables • Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity cloud service available to Telefónica Group companies across 17 different countries • Consumers can conveniently add new devices to their subscription plans • Fully compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications to ensure compatibility… Read More »

Liberia – MOFA closes passport, visa sections temporarily

By | August 1, 2017

Authorities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have announced the temporary closure of the Bureau of Passport and Visas sections to new applicants and individuals applying for passports as they prepare to begin the issuance of e-Passports shortly. The Foreign Ministry said in order to get this vital process underway, the Bureau of Passport and Visas doors will… Read More »