Category Archives: Projects

First J/Speedy Card in the ASEAN Region to be issued by BDO

By | June 26, 2017

Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced the launch of the J/Speedy JCB card in the Philippines with BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the largest bank in the Philippines in terms of consolidated resources, customer loans, deposits, assets under management… Read More »

Taiwan – New ID cards to be suitable for digital verification: MOI

By | June 24, 2017

The government is mulling issuing new ID cards that would contain a chip and is to solicit public views in seminars, workshops and via polls, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said on Friday. The ministry has worked out a draft proposal on the new card and will communicate fully with the public on the issue, Department of… Read More »

Ghana – National ID solution to delay in passport acquisition – Bawumia

By | June 24, 2017

The acquisition or renewal of Ghanaian passports, especially for those outside the shores of Ghana, is a major challenge, but the introduction of the new national identification card will soon make such hassle a thing of the past, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. Dr Bawumia said this at a meeting with the Ghanaian community in China.… Read More »

Dominica – Over $6 Million Approved For Equipment And Training For Id Cards

By | June 24, 2017

The Government of Dominica has recently approved funding to the tune of EC$ 6,130,350.00, to purchase equipment and to hire and train personnel for the implementation of a national identification card system.  In a press release this week the Electoral Office informed that it has begun the recruitment of about 15 young persons who, subject to the passage… Read More »

Ukrainian Rada should pass legislation on vetting Donbas, Crimea residents applying for biometric passport

By | June 24, 2017

The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada should pass legislation before the end of the current spring and summer session to introduce a special vetting procedure for all applicants coming from Crimea and Donbas who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric foreign travel passport, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said. “We should protect both Ukraine and Europe from… Read More »

Philippines – Government has enough funds to implement national ID system

By | June 23, 2017

The House appropriations committee has approved the proposed funding requirement for a measure which seeks to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated Filipino ID system. In a statement on Friday, appropriations committee chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said there would be enough government funds to carry out the implementation of a national… Read More »

Visa Presents Payment Innovations in Russia for Confederations Cup

By | June 23, 2017

KAZAN, Russia – Visa presented its innovations for “contactless” payment during the Confederations Cup in Russia, where thousands of fans will be able to make their transactions more conveniently, quickly and safely than ever before. “These innovations will allow transactions to be made in a matter of seconds, and not only at the stadiums but also in daily… Read More »

Timor introduces ePassports

By | June 23, 2017

SINGAPORE, 23 June 2017: Gemalto, a leader in digital security, partners with the East Timor government to issue electronic passports (ePassports) to citizens. The complete solution is built around the ICAO-compliant ePassport model. It comes with a suite of capabilities such as easy enrolments, biometric data capture, de-duplication of redundant biometric information, disaster and data recovery, as well as… Read More »

Philippines – Warning aired vs e-passport with altered materials

By | June 23, 2017

Filipinos traveling abroad may run into trouble due to alleged unauthorized changes in materials and security features of the new digital passport, according to an anticorruption watchdog. Lawyer Argee Guevarra, a co-founder of the Action for Good Governance, said a private firm contracted by state-owned printer APO Production Unit Inc. has been producing e-passports with materials different from… Read More »

UK – First Bus To Roll Out Contactless Payment Across Aberdeen Buses

By | June 22, 2017

A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme – meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change. First Aberdeen has unveiled its plans to offer passengers the choice of using their contactless bank cards on its vehicles. Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus… Read More »

Czech Republic Becoming A World Leader In Contactless Payment For Public Transportation

By | June 22, 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow, says Petr Zlámalík, of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of card… Read More »

ABN AMRO tests contactless payment with wearables

By | June 22, 2017

ABN AMRO is the first bank to enable clients to make payments directly from their current accounts using a wearable. A select group of users is currently testing various wearables, including a special Kerv ring (photo) and a watch with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). The test users will be able to use these wearables to make contactless… Read More »

LankaClear and JCBI partner to establish National Card Scheme in Sri Lanka

By | June 22, 2017

Colombo and Tokyo, June 22, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – LankaClear (Private) Limited (LankaClear), an organization incorporated in 2002 and owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and all Licensed Commercial Banks operating in Sri Lanka, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), announced on June 20th that… Read More »

Jamaica – Government Seeks To Put National ID Fears To Rest

By | June 22, 2017

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government. Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart explained that the system will be “safe, secure, and good for business”.… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

By | June 21, 2017

Passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can use contactless payments from today (21 June 2017) Passengers using our Q3 Quaylink service can now take advantage of faster and more efficient boarding with contactless payment options. Ahead of being rolled out across all Go North East routes in early July, the technology is available on the popular, high-frequency service from… Read More »

Philippines – BSP urges depositors to ask for EMV-enabled ATM cards

By | June 21, 2017

he Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday said clients must ask their banks to replace their automated teller machine (ATM) cards with the latest Europay, MasterCard, Visa or EMV-enabled cards. “We’re calling on depositors, all banking clients, that if they haven’t yet changed their cards to EMV,” they should do so, BSP Assistant Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier… Read More »

USA – PennDOT to phase in newly-designed driver licenses, identification cards

By | June 20, 2017

  HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver license and identification card products. PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of Driver License (DL) and Identification (ID) cards. Over… Read More »

India – Madhya Pradesh to get nine new passport centres

By | June 19, 2017

BHOPAL: The Union government has decided to open passport centres at nine new locations in Madhya Pradesh. External affairs minister Sushma Swarajrecently announced the launch of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) across the country, including nine in MP. “These will be in addition to four POPSKs announced by the ministry of external affairs in the… Read More »

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 »