FIDO Alliance Launches European Working Group to Expand Use of Authentication Standards

By | November 14, 2017

LONDON, November 14, 2017 – The FIDO Alliance today announced the launch of a FIDO Europe Working Group to accelerate the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. This move comes as financial services firms, telecommunications companies and the broader ecosystem are balancing new regulatory demands with rapidly evolving customer expectations. FIDO authentication, already available from many service providers and technology… Read More »

Monaco Selects Gemalto’s Innovative Metal Card to Bring Power of Cryptocurrency to Every Wallet

By | November 14, 2017

HONG KONG, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Monaco, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that it has selected Gemalto to supply innovative card bodies, among which are high-end metal cards for Monaco’s range of Visa Platinum cards. Such cards, coupled with the Monaco app, deliver perfect interbank exchange rates and up to 2% cryptocurrency cashback on all purchases. In the financial services world,… Read More »

Jamaica – NIDS Green Light – Senate Passes Nat’l ID Bill Despite Opposition Resistance

By | November 14, 2017

Jamaica will have its National Identification System (NIDS) after all. Hot-tempered exchanges and unkind comments by senators marred the afternoon session of yesterday’s Senate deliberations on the NIDS Bill in the Upper House. However the contentious legislation was passed with 168 amendments at 9:13 p.m. The Opposition voted against the bill. More than 80 minutes was spent debating… Read More »

Precise Biometrics – Reduced Sales Due To Fewer Customer Projects

By | November 14, 2017

Sales dropped during the third quarter due to the company’s having won fewer customer projects because of tough competition in the market for capacitive sensors. The lower level of sales resulted in an operating loss. The technology shift from capacitive sensors to new sensor technologies is opening up new opportunities. Precise Biometrics is involved in several projects involving… Read More »

AYA Bank, MPU, JCB Introduce First Corporate Credit Card in Myanmar

By | November 14, 2017

Yangon and Tokyo, Nov 14, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA Bank), a major commercial bank in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), and JCB International Co. Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., today announced that AYA Bank has launched the AYA Universal Corporate MPU-JCB Co-Branded Card in Myanmar. This is… Read More »

SPS “Hybrid 8” Module Brings Security and Ease of Management to ID Documents

By | November 14, 2017

ROUSSET, FRANCE (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in eID documents, introduces “Hybrid 8,” its new module, for hybrid cards (including two chips: one contact and one contactless), an optimized solution that allows last-step embedding, easing the manufacturing process and delivering needs security thanks to simple and reliable processes. With Hybrid 8 module, the manufacturing… Read More »

Launch of ‘FEM’ module for MDM architecture sees increases in productivity levels

By | November 13, 2017

Press Release Owing to its unique technology, the Feeder Encoding Module (FEM) raises levels of autonomy in card issuance.. The new FEM module comes with up to 3 integrated internal encoders automating parallel processing. Thanks to its modularity the FEM can be combined with several types of desktop issuance technologies such as retransfer printers, laser engravers and desktop embossers. Munich, Germany, Monday… Read More »

HID Global Wins Award for Deployment of Its Cloud-Based ID Personalization and Issuance Solution at Kent State University

By | November 13, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has won the 2017 SSI Security Solutions award for the successful deployment of its new HID FARGO Connect offering at Kent State University. The new cloud-based ID personalization and issuance solution has dramatically simplified and forever changed how the university manages its high-volume ID card issuance… Read More »

ABK enables contactless payments – Tap ‘n’ Go service launched with KNET

By | November 13, 2017

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: In an effort to make life simpler for its customers through a series of ongoing enhancements, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) today announced the launch of the Tap ‘n’ Go service with KNET. This technology uses Visa payWave to enable Prestige, Elite and VIP Debit cardholders to transact with the POS devices by tapping… Read More »

Secure Identity Alliance Launches Code Of Conduct

By | November 13, 2017

Paris, November 13th, 2017 – The Secure Identity Alliance, the global identity and secure eServices advisory body, today announced the adoption of a Code of Conduct that all the Alliance’s members will voluntarily commit to. Developed in consultation with individual members to support best practices and enforce industry standards, the new Code enshrines the commitment of Secure Identity… Read More »

Visa to Transform the Mass Transit Experience Worldwide – No More Fumbling for Cash or Paper Tickets

By | November 13, 2017

Visa introduces innovative worldwide program to accelerate seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments The new Visa Ready for Transit program incorporates new standards that will simplify the certification of payment solutions for operators and transit solution providers A new team assembled from transportation, technology and payments industries to provide expertise and support Visa’s Innovation Center in London to… Read More »

UnionPay expands beyond China

By | November 13, 2017

 UNIONPAY International expects to soon launch an open-platform wallet function as a means to help its partners outside of China to build their wallet application, as consumers are increasingly going mobile. This comes as the world’s largest bank card group is pushing ahead with its global expansion, following along with its Chinese clients as they head for overseas… Read More »

UOB the first in Asia to offer Fitbit Pay

By | November 13, 2017

Contactless payments are winning the race when it comes to the payment preferences Customers have spent 10% more each year on health and wellness products and services     UNITED Overseas Bank’s (UOB) cardmembers will be the first in Asia to be able to make Fitbit Pay contactless payments through the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch. UOB’s latest innovation… Read More »

A visit to Card Tech, the Italian company on the forefront of Biometric Smart Card development

By | November 13, 2017

On a cloudy day of Autumn, I found myself in a car riding through an industrial area at the southern border of the city of Udine, the historical capital of Friuli, in the northeastern Italy. The car stopped at the gate of Friuli Innovazione a Science and Technology Park hosting innovative start-ups, industrial research spin offs and research… Read More »

BOV cards become contactless

By | November 12, 2017

Bank of Valletta has started rolling out its contactless cards. Ivo Camilleri, executive electronic banking, said: “The contactless card upgrade ushers in a new era of digital banking in Malta. The cards combine the security of traditional chip-and-pin cards with the convenience of wireless payments. Paying for low-value items is for the first time easier than paying cash.… Read More »

Costa Ricans Will Have Electronic Passport by 2020

By | November 12, 2017

The electronic passport for Costa Rican citizens is a country project that will soon be put up for open tender with the expectation of having it ready by 2020. With this technology migratory procedures will be done almost automatically through smart doors that will have systems to run fingerprints and facial recognition and will avoid having to spend… Read More »

President Kaljulaid: Estonia did B+ job solving ID card crisis

By | November 10, 2017

Following an extraordinary meeting of the National Defence Council on Friday morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that Estonian agencies did a B+ job solving the ID card security issue that cropped up unexpectedly this fall. Kaljulaid told reporters that she convened the National Defence Council because she did not want to let a good crisis go to waste,… Read More »

Gemalto partners with University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity

By | November 9, 2017

Austin, TX –  November  9,   2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces a new platinum partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) to further efforts in research and education on identity management, privacy and security. Combining the latest research with real world application of digital security Gemalto… Read More »

EAST Publishes European Fraud Update 3-2017

By | November 9, 2017

The European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST) has just published its third European Fraud Update for 2017.  This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 15 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 5 non-SEPA countries, at the 43rd EAST meeting held in Edinburgh on 4th October 2017. Payment fraud issues were reported… Read More »

IDEX hosts Investor Update in Oslo

By | November 9, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 9 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, is hosting an Investor Update in Oslo today. CEO Dr Hemant Mardia and CFO Henrik Knudtzon will present highlights from the company’s Capital Markets Day, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be hosted at Felix Conference Centre at Aker Brygge in… Read More »