Taiwan – No biometrics for identity cards with chips: minister

By | October 7, 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by the Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, due to information security concerns, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said. The ministry had initially proposed incorporating retinal or fingerprint scan data into the cards to assist government efforts to digitize records and services, but using biometrics… Read More »

Greece – New electronic cards for transportation making debut in Athens

By | October 7, 2017

At least 3,000 new electronic tickets had been sold by Friday afternoon, announced the Athens urban transport organisation (OASA), which is gradually rolling over from paper tickets to rechargeable cards for all transportation means. Tickets are still available in paper, but electronic card users are offered a bonus of an extra ride for free. The contactless cards, available… Read More »

Nigeria – INEC To Deploy 6,000 Card Readers For Anambra Polls

By | October 6, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission will deploy about 6,000 smartcard readers for Anambra State polls. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu who stated this last Wenesday said the commission was ready for the Anambra State governorship election which comes up next month. Yakubu said the commission would not be threatened by the legal… Read More »

UK – Contactless payment introduced on Isle of Wight buses

By | October 6, 2017

CONTACTLESS payments have been introduced on Isle of Wight buses. Southern Vectis passengers on all buses will be able to tap their card or smartphone from today (Friday). The first bus equipped with the new technology, a double decker with the latest low emissions Euro 6 engine, left the depot this morning.   Managing director Andrew Wickham said:… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – State of the art and future challenges for card manufacturers

By | October 6, 2017

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January through September 2017. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, shareholders, researchers, developers, consultants, international standard experts, people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of… Read More »

Japan – Tokyo cops arrest Chinese national in credit card forgeries

By | October 5, 2017

TOKYO (TR) – Law enforcement divisions in multiple districts, including Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, have re-arrested a Chinese national living in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture who heads an export business over the fabrication of credit cards, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 3). On June 26, Wang Zheng, the president of a cosmetics export business, allegedly received from an acquaintance… Read More »

Romania – New access cards for Bucharest subway available “within two weeks”

By | October 5, 2017

The new access cards for the Bucharest subway are already printed and will go on sale “within two weeks,” Marin Aldea, the general director of the capital’s subway operator Metrorex, said, quoted by Mediafax. The new access cards are required after Metrorex replaced its old turnstiles with a swing gates system, designed to work with contactless cards. The subway operator had… Read More »

Nepal – Four companies show interest to supply smart cards

By | October 4, 2017

Four international companies — three French and one Indian — have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards to Nepal. Including Madras Security Printers India, which is also the present supplier, Oberthur Technologie France, PW Technologies France and Cilpsals Technology France have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had… Read More »

Evolis announces the official opening of a new sales office in Providence, Rhode Island (USA)

By | October 4, 2017

It is in charge of business development for North America and Canada.  A dedicated sales, marketing and technical support team of nine staff members including the sales director Xavier Ballarin, who was appointed in February 2017, will serve all clients in this region.   To accompany its growth ambition and expand its presence throughout the Americas, Evolis has been… Read More »

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

By | October 4, 2017

Geneva – October 4, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release third quarter 2017 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Thursday October 26, 2017. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.… Read More »

Russia – Moscow Metro to Introduce Fare Payment Rings

By | October 4, 2017

Muscovites could soon pay for their metro rides with a ring expected to go on sale later this month, its developer told the Govorit Moskva news agency on Tuesday. The Moscow-based PayRing company brands its product as a contactless bank card in the form of a ring. A company employee said deliveries would start in late October. A spokesperson for the… Read More »

Cracking of one ID card would require Estonia to deactivate 750,000 cards

By | October 4, 2017

Should even one of Estonia’s national ID cards be cracked, the certification center of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) would be obliged under law to void all of the approximately 750,000 cards containing the chip in which a security flaw was discovered at the end of August. “In principle, if someone manages to crack the card… Read More »

Square Stand’s contactless commerce now available Australia-wide

By | October 3, 2017

It’s hip to be Square as the company expands its local presence, introduces “more products and services” and rolls out Square Stand availability across Australia via online and Officeworks. Proudly boasting of 18 months of “strong local growth”, payments and business-growth company Square says it “continues to expand its presence in the local market, introducing more products and services to… Read More »

Fico to release new CNP fraud fighting modules

By | October 3, 2017

Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO today announced that its new Falcon consortium models for payment card fraud detection include machine learning innovations that improve card-not-present (CNP) fraud detection by 30% without increasing the false positive rate, a standard metric for fraud model performance. These new Falcon consortium models for both credit and debit cards will be available… Read More »

Philippines – UnionBank allows users to ‘lock’ ATM cards

By | October 3, 2017

MANILA – UnionBank clients can now “lock” their ATM cards, adding another layer of security as banks tighten measures against fraud, the lender said Tuesday. A card can be locked using the bank’s mobile app and while the feature is active, its counterpart account will be inaccessible to criminals, the bank said in a statement.   “The lock… Read More »

NXT-ID COO and Fit Pay President, Michael Orlando to be a Featured Speaker at Secure Technology Alliance’s IoT Payments 2017 Conference

By | October 3, 2017

MELBOURNE, Florida, October 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Orlando, COO of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and president of Fit Pay, Inc. will be a Plenary Featured Speaker at the IoT Payments 2017, an industry event hosted by the Secure Technology Alliance that explores the evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT) payments.    IoT Payments 2017, which takes place October 10-11, 2017 at… Read More »

Fingerprints’ Sensor In Contactless Biometric Payment Card Shipments From Zwipe

By | October 2, 2017

Fingerprints is happy to support long-standing partner Zwipe in this business with Fingerprints’ ultra-low power consuming fingerprint sensor, tailored for use in smartcards. Press Release from Zwipe: http://zwipe.com/zwipe-tech-powers-first-commercially-available-contactless-biometric-payment-card/ Learn more about Zwipe: www.zwipe.com Learn more about Smart Card solutions from Fingerprints™: https://www.fingerprints.com/solutions/smart-cards Source: Fingerprint Cards

Evry and Aktia Bank in Finland enter into card agreement worth Nkr150 million

By | October 2, 2017

(Oslo/Helsinki, 2 Oktober 2017) EVRY has entered into an agreement to deliver the entire value chain for card payment to the Finnish bank Aktia. As part of the agreement, EVRY will deliver virtual debit and credit cards for Aktia’s digital wallet solution, Aktia Wallet. The agreement, which runs for a period of five years, was won against strong… Read More »

TRUSTECH – The Global Event Dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies

By | October 2, 2017

Following a brilliant first edition in Cannes last year, TRUSTECH Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure – will bring together once again the entire payments and identification ecosystem in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, 28th to 30th November 2017. More than ever, this event is a unique opportunity to meet the whole ecosystem and get an insight into… Read More »

Zwipe tech powers first commercially available contactless biometric payment card

By | October 2, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY, 2 October 2017 – Zwipe has announced that it has made the first shipment of its biometric technology products, for use in commercial contactless biometric payment card pilots by leading card manufacturers and banks.   Commenting on the announcement Kim Humborstad, founder and CEO of Zwipe said “We now have extensive agreements in place with some of the… Read More »