Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

India – In the works, single smart card for all forms of transport

By | September 20, 2017

An integrated ticketing system, by which commuters in Mumbai can use a single smart card to travel on all forms of transport is in the works and is expected to be in place in the next two years, before two Metro lines come up in the city. “In the next two years, before the Metro corridors are commissioned,… Read More »

India – Scribes, govt staff to get smart health cards

By | September 19, 2017

Hyderabad: The State government is mulling introducing smart card for the employees, journalists and pensioners (EHS, EJS and PHS) which contain entire medical and health data of beneficiaries. This method is being intended to provide preventive healthcare. According to officials, the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust is planning to hold medical camps to collect the health data of those who… Read More »

German biometrics firm eyes ID project

By | September 19, 2017

German biometrics company Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, which won the contract to supply driver’s license cards in the country, expressed interest to participate in the national ID system project.  “We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology. From border control systems… Read More »

SBI Card customer base grows to five million

By | September 18, 2017

Hyderabad: SBI Card, the second largest card issuer in the country, has grown its cardholder base to five million by adding one million pluscustomersover the last year. The company has also seensignificant increase incard spend which has grown from an average ofRs 3500 crores per month to Rs 5500 crores plus per month,over last one year. This has… Read More »

India – Common card scheme to be delayed; SAM chips not yet procured

By | September 17, 2017

New Delhi, Sep 17 The common mobility card scheme for Delhi metro trains, DTC and cluster buses will be delayed for some time as the SAM chips to be fitted with electronic ticketing machines in buses have not been procured, a senior Delhi government official has said. As per the plan, the smart cards used for commuting in… Read More »

Philippines – Will national ID system finally make it as a law?

By | September 16, 2017

Last week, in the nth attempt over the last 29 years, proponents of a national identification system managed to get the House of Representatives to approve a bill instituting such a system in the country: 142 voted yes, only seven (the Makabayan bloc) voted no.  In May 2015 the House passed a similar bill, but the Senate didn’t.… Read More »

J&K Bank launches multi function campus card for CuJ students

By | September 15, 2017

JAMMU: Chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed Thursday unveiled the multi-function campus card for students at Central University of Jammu (CuJ), a press note issued here read. Vice Chancellor Central University, Prof Ashok Aima; Executive President J&K Bank, S S Sehgal; Dean Student Welfare, Prof Devanand; Registrar, Dr Ravi Kumar; Professor In-charge, IIT Jammu; Dr Dinesh Pandya… Read More »

UNITED Amara Bank (UAB), one of the largest financial institutions in Myanmar, will issue more than 15,000 Visa credit cards by the end of this year, says Christopher Loh, the bank’s chief executive officer and special adviser to the chairman.

By | September 14, 2017

Loh announced on Tuesday the launch of UAB’s first suite of credit cards with Visa in the country. He said three types of Visa cards would be offered; Classic, Gold and Platinum, depending on an applicant’s monthly income.  Those aged 21 and older can register for the Classic card if they earn at least 300,000 kyats (Bt7,360) a… Read More »

Infineon and Goldpac Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement on Smart Manufacturing

By | September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017,Zhuhai, China—responding to China’s “Made in China 2025” strategy, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Goldpac (Stock Code: 03315) signed a strategic cooperation agreement today. The two sides reached a consensus that Infineon will help to further elevate the smart operation capabilities of Goldpac through the leveraging of their experience and knowledge of… Read More »

Visa Drives Payment Innovation in Hong Kong

By | September 8, 2017

HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Visa is committed to enhancing contactless payment experience and security, and to the advancement of mobile payment ecosystem in Hong Kong.  Backed by a tech-savvy society with a high percentage of electronic payment in term of the total personal consumption expenditures in Hong Kong (65.5 percent)[2], Visa’s contactless in face-to-face transactions ratio has tripled in the past… 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 – ICICI Bank to implement Common Payment Card Solution for Bhubaneswar

By | September 6, 2017

The State Government of Odisha has approved the Common Payment Card Sysytem (CPCS), a citizen centric module under Bhubaneswar Smart City programme, to enable one smart card for multiple services. Leading private bank of the country, ICICI Bank has been selected as the implementing agency to execute it through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Empowered Committee… Read More »

Octopus Launches “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” to Celebrate Two Decades of Milestones

By | September 5, 2017

(Hong Kong, 5 September 2017) Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) celebrated its twentieth anniversary with the launch of a commemorative “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” featuring its new logo signifying Octopus’ new journey of innovation to serve the Hong Kong community. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus features the new logo as the centerpiece on a black and grey… 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 »

Philippines – House passes National ID system bill on 2nd reading

By | September 3, 2017

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure to establish an identification system which provides official national ID for all Filipinos. House Bill 6221, passed on second reading last Wednesday, seeks the creation of a National Identification Database System, which will be known as the Filipino Identification System or FilSys. Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, one… 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 »

Sri Lanka – British firm may get contract on migration to e-passport

By | August 26, 2017

The Government is to hire a leading British firm specialising in currency printing and is in partnership now to prepare the groundwork for electronic passports for Sri Lankans.  This new generation travel document will contain in a microchip the holder’s biometric data in electronic format. The University of Moratuwa has just completed a comprehensive assessment on the Department’s… Read More »