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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 »

IDEMIA and JCB Partner to Launch the First F-Code Payment Card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces its partnership with JCB, the leading international payment network in Japan, to introduce the future of biometric payments to Japanese customers. With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up… Read More »

Singapore – ICA Introduces New Design For Singapore Biometric Passport With Additional Security Features

By | October 26, 2017

 The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is introducing a new design for the Singapore biometric passport with additional security features.  New visa page designs and additional security features  2        The new passport design will come with new visa page designs and additional security features that make the passport harder to forge or be tampered with.… Read More »

Philippines – Data privacy and the proposed national ID system

By | September 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 fell on a weekend and it went by with nary a whimper. But it was a significant date for the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It was the deadline for organizations, private and public, to inform the NPC that they have designated a data protection officer (DPO). As practice would have it, organizations had until the… Read More »

SBI Card to start contactless payments

By | September 12, 2017

    MUMBAI: SBI Card customers could soon make payments by merely tapping their smartphone on a swipe machine. SBI Card is updating its mobile application to enable customers make contactless payments at point of sales (PoS) terminals using a technology called Host Card Emulation (HCE) which enables dematerialisation of the card. Cardholders of the bank already use smartphones as an alternative… Read More »

Indonesia – 17,107 Jakarta children get ID cards

By | September 12, 2017

The Jakarta Civil Registry and Population Agency has issued 17,107 child ID cards (KIA) to ensure children’s constitutional rights, an official says. Agency head Edison Sianturi said on Sunday that: “17,107 of the 30,000 cards planned to be distributed this year were issued between January and August.”  He said the agency would continue to distribute cards until 2018. “We are still distributing them, focusing on hospitals and schools, while next year we… Read More »

Philippines – House approves National ID System

By | September 8, 2017

The House of Representatives approved on Friday a bill seeking to install the National ID System. House Bill 6221, which passed on third and final reading, is also known as the “Filipino Identification System” that will provide for the establishment of a National Identification Database System or the Filipino Identification System (FilSys).   At least 142 lawmakers voted… Read More »

Vietnam – Hanoi to introduce interoperable smart cards for public transport

By | September 7, 2017

A Record of Discussions (R/D) for the “Supporting the Development of an Interoperable Smart Card System for Public Transportation in Hanoi” Technical Cooperation Project was signed on August 31. The project will be carried out for two years from early 2018, aimed at improving the technical and management capacity of counterpart agencies under the Hanoi People’s Committee (HPC).… Read More »

Thailand – DLT issues smart driving licenses

By | September 7, 2017

BANGKOK – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is issuing new driving licenses encoded with QR code with an aim to promote road safety. DLT Director-General Sanit Promwong revealed that the DLT wanted to raise the quality of driving licenses to a global standard. The QR code is added to the card to prevent counterfeiting. This technology will… Read More »

India – 3.93 lakh families get smart cards in Namakkal

By | September 4, 2017

Smart ration cards have been distributed to 3.93 lakh families so far in the district. A statement of District Collector M. Asia Mariam issued here stated that the district accounted for a total of 4.87 lakh ration cards. The district received 4.36 lakh smart cards and the distribution of the same commenced on April 1. So far, 3.93… Read More »

India – Complaints of credit cards fraud flood cops in Hyderabad

By | September 1, 2017

HYDERABAD: Tens of customers of State Bank of India, are rushing to cyber crime police of tri-commissionerates in Hyderabad, to complain about fraudulent transactions done with their credit card  details in foreign countries. The cyber crime police of three commissionerates have received over 60 such complaints in the last two months, about fraudulent money being withdrawal from customers’ bank accounts. During investigation… Read More »

Philippines – House okays nat’l ID system on 2nd reading

By | August 31, 2017

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to create a national identification (ID) system that will streamline, integrate and simplify public and private transactions in the country. Members of the lower chamber passed via viva voce voting House Bill 6221, an Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System (FilSys), which is included in… Read More »

India – Smart cards to track if kids attend classes

By | August 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Parents of schoolchildren in the state need no longer worry about the whereabouts of their wards after they leave home. School education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday announced that smart cards with embedded SIM cards will in the near future be issued to students across the state. The cards, he added, would also ensure attendance at school. The smart cards… Read More »

New Biometric Driver’s License for the Philippines

By | August 30, 2017

HAMBURG, Germany, August 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DERMALOG, the largest German biometrics company, supplies the new driver´s licenses for the Philippines. The new driver´s license system went live yesterday, 29th August 2017 in Manila. 32 security features, plus fingerprint biometrics makes the new Philippines driver´s license one of the most secure in the world. The cards can be issued within 5-10 minutes, for better service… Read More »

India – Hurdles for distribution of smart driving licences cleared

By | August 29, 2017

The Tender Evaluation Committee (TEC) has given reasons for reaching the conclusion either for accepting or rejecting the tenders. Chennai: Legal hurdles has been cleared for distribution of smart card based driving licenses and registration certificates for vehicles as the Madras High Court upheld a State government tender awarded to a private firm. While dismissing the writ petitions from… Read More »

More Options and New Technology for Cashless Payment by PPCBank

By | August 28, 2017

Presently, many financial institutes armed with the latest financial-technology (Fintech) solutions are throwing their hats into the ring of the digital payment market in Cambodia. Phnom Penh Commercial Bank (PPCBank), with its ambition to grasp the leading position in payment services as an arm of its retail-banking operations, is paving its way to strengthening the card business. PPCBank… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC starts printing smart NID cards on its own

By | August 28, 2017

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled an agreement with French company ‘Oberthur Technologies’ and started printing smart national identity (NID) cards on its own. The EC’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed confirmed this while talking to reporters at the commission secretariat in Agargoan, Dhaka on Sunday. He said the contract between the EC and the French company to print… Read More »

Thai British Security Printing PCL (TBSP) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Aug 28

By | August 28, 2017

Shares of Thai British Security Printing PCL (BKK:TBSP) closed at 15.1 yesterday. Thai British Security Printing PCL currently has a total float of 110.00 million shares and on average sees 1,623 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 10.95 and high of 17.9. Stock Exchange Of Thailand 50 Index (SET50): Driving Thailand Economy… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart ID in two months: DRP Commissioner

By | August 23, 2017

The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) would issue a new ‘Smart ID’ within the coming two months, after the introduction of the present NICs some 45 years ago, Department’s Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said today. He said that the decision was taken considering several issues regarding the current National Identity Cards (NICs). “The Department will issue the… Read More »

World’s first in-school wearable tech savings & payments programme “POSB Smart Buddy” launches in 19 schools

By | August 16, 2017

 Some 6,000 students are participating in the POSB Smart Buddy programme The programme outfits schools with digital payment infrastructure, provides students watches with digital payment and fitness tracking capabilities, and comes with a mobile app for parents   SINGAPORE,16 August 2017 – POSB today celebrates the official launch of a global first – the POSB Smart Buddy programme /… Read More »