Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

NXP Powers Event Passes for 150,000 Athletes, Government Officials and Delegates at the International 29th Summer Universiade

By | August 17, 2017

MIFARE Ultralight Nano contactless entrance passes provide a more convenient experience for secure access to sports venues and ceremonies at international sports event TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is the official supplier of the smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, one the world’s top international sporting events… 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 »

Philippines lags Southeast Asia in credit card use

By | August 16, 2017

MANILA – The Philippines lags Southeast Asia in terms of cashless transactions, even as majority of Filipinos prefer it because of safety and convenience, according to a VISA study. In 2016, 9 percent of personal consumption expenditures were done through credit and debit cards, compared to 50 percent in Singapore and 30 percent in Malaysia and 16 percent… Read More »

Indonesia – Anti-graft body to grill six witnesses in e-ID card graft case

By | August 7, 2017

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to question six witnesses in its investigation into an e-ID card graft case. “The six will be questioned as witnesses in the case against Setya Novanto (SN),” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Monday. The six are Kurniawan Prasetyta Atmaja, chief of national identity number and… Read More »

Shinsegae releases SSG branded credit card

By | July 19, 2017

Retail giant Shinsegae said Wednesday that it will release a branded credit card called the SSG Card on Thursday. While most retailers partner with existing credit card companies to create credit card benefits for their consumers, Shinsegae produced its own card to create synergy with its SSG Pay system. When used together with SSG Pay, the SSG card… Read More »

Indonesia – The e-KTP Case and Indonesia’s Struggle to Fight Corruption

By | July 7, 2017

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – Thursday (6/7) saw two special events concerning the ongoing high-profile corruption case which allegedly implicate a number of lawmakers including those with well-placed positions. The first event was a group of several members of the House of Representatives (DPR) visiting the Sukamiskin prison in West Java where notorious corruptors are held. The second occurrence was a… Read More »

India – Man’s SIM card swapped to empty bank account of Rs 13 lakh

By | July 7, 2017

MUMBAI: The owner of an Andheri-based hearing aid manufacture lost Rs 13 lakh to a bank fraud recently. Cyber criminals involved in SIM-swap frauds cancelled the victim’s registered mobile number and reactivated it with a new SIM card to hack into his bank account. The fraudsters deactivated Rakesh Ojha’s mobile number, claiming loss of SIM. Within an hour of deactivation, the fraudsters used a… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government will allot money for the implementation of the national identification (ID) system, even if the bill regarding the system is not yet passed into law, Department of Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua confirmed on Wednesday, July 5. According to Chua, P2 billion in the 2018 national budget will be allotted for the… Read More »

Philippines – Anti-skimming, anti-fraud bill filed

By | July 5, 2017

A House leader on Tuesday filed a bill declaring as economic sabotage the skimming of ATM cards, hacking a bank system, and unauthorized access to online bank applications, and other fraudulent activities. In filing House Bill 5943, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, declares as a crime of economic… Read More »

Philippines – National ID to ease delivery of social services: Diokno

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA – The government is planning to put in place a national ID system within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term to help ease the delivery of social services, one of his economic managers said Wednesday. The national ID will replace all government-issued identification cards, except the passport and drivers’ license. It will contain biometric data and will be issued… Read More »

Philippines – Legislators ask BSP to abbreviate EMV tech compliance

By | July 3, 2017

The chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Monday asked the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to shorten the deadline for the banks to shift and upgrade to Europay, Mastercard Visa or EMV technology for their automated teller machine (ATM) cards. In his letter to BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr.,… Read More »

Malaysia – Signatures no longer accepted for debit and credit card payments

By | July 1, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The signature verification method for payment card transactions is now officially discontinued. From today, it is compulsory to key in the six-digit personal identification number (PIN) when paying using a credit or debit card. Cardholders must remember their PIN to avoid any inconvenience at point of sale (POS) terminals. Those who face problems when paying at… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Philippines – BSP sets June 2018 deadline for banks’ shift to EMV technology

By | June 15, 2017

BANKS have roughly a year left to complete the shift to chip-based cards, as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) tightened rules to prod financial firms to adopt the more secure platform for its clients.   In a statement, the BSP gave Philippine banks a June 30, 2018 deadline to fully adopt the Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) technology,… Read More »

Philippines – LTO chief faces another complaint over P830-M driver’s license cards

By | June 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante is facing another criminal complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with his office’s alleged anomalous driver’s license card projects. In its 14-page complaint filed Thursday, advocacy group Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM) represented by its founding chairman Leon Peralta, urged the ombudsman to investigate Galvante and 12 other individuals… Read More »

China – Permanent residents to get new ID cards

By | June 1, 2017

HOLDERS of Chinese green cards can apply for “foreign permanent resident ID cards” from today, the Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday. The new machine-readable cards with embedded chips are similar to Chinese citizens’ identity cards and will replace the current permanent residence cards. The new cards can be used to access finance, education, hospital, transport, telecommunications, tax,… Read More »