Tag Archives: Europe

One arrest in Dublin in Europe-wide card fraud probe

By | June 24, 2017

Over 70 people were arrested across Europe One person was arrested and six homes in Dublin were searched by gardaí as part of a Europe-wide operation earlier this month targeting criminals involved in buying goods over the internet using stolen payment card details. In total, details of over 100 compromised US-issued payment cards were also recovered in Ireland during… Read More »

Ukrainian Rada should pass legislation on vetting Donbas, Crimea residents applying for biometric passport

By | June 24, 2017

The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada should pass legislation before the end of the current spring and summer session to introduce a special vetting procedure for all applicants coming from Crimea and Donbas who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric foreign travel passport, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said. “We should protect both Ukraine and Europe from… Read More »

UK – First Bus To Roll Out Contactless Payment Across Aberdeen Buses

By | June 22, 2017

A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme – meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change. First Aberdeen has unveiled its plans to offer passengers the choice of using their contactless bank cards on its vehicles. Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus… Read More »

Czech Republic Becoming A World Leader In Contactless Payment For Public Transportation

By | June 22, 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow, says Petr Zlámalík, of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of card… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

By | June 21, 2017

Passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can use contactless payments from today (21 June 2017) Passengers using our Q3 Quaylink service can now take advantage of faster and more efficient boarding with contactless payment options. Ahead of being rolled out across all Go North East routes in early July, the technology is available on the popular, high-frequency service from… Read More »

UK – 51% of card payments now contactless

By | June 20, 2017

Contactless card payments rose by more than a third in the last year, becoming the UK’s favorite way to pay for goods. New data from Barclaycard’s Contactless Spending Index has revealed another record-breaking year for contactless card payments. Fifty-one per cent of in-store transactions of up to a contactless limit of £30 are made using “touch and go”… Read More »

Derby shows biggest rise in ‘contactless’ spending of anywhere in UK

By | June 19, 2017

Derby has seen the biggest rise in “contactless” spending of anywhere in the UK, according to new research. The study by Barclaycard has found that, since the start of the year, the number of people using their credit/debit cards or mobile phones to make payments has risen by 45% – well above the national average of 34%. The… Read More »

Swedish railway uses microchip implants

By | June 12, 2017

Sweden’s state-owned rail operator SJ is allowing passengers to use microchip implants rather than conventional tickets.  The idea is currently being trialed just among some SJ members. It means all they need to travel is their left hand and the small microchip implanted in it. Authorities believe implanting the microchip will make the train journey more convenient. SJ… Read More »

UK – Go-Ahead launches contactless payments in Oxford

By | June 8, 2017

Go-Ahead has begun accepting contactless EMV payments on buses and coaches at its Oxford division, comprising Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. The project is the result of a partnership between Go-Ahead, Ticketer and Littlepay, and the deployment is believed to be the largest outside of London to use back office technology based on the UK… Read More »

Lucozade helps London commuters ‘find their flow’ with contactless bottles

By | June 2, 2017

Lucozade is giving Londoners a helping hand in getting from A to B with the release of limited edition contactless bottles which can be swiped for entry to the city’s Tube network as well as offering a refreshing drink. Thousands of Unstoppable Bottles will be distributed to lucky tube-riders between 30 May and 2 June (today) as an… Read More »

UK contactless fraud increased by 150% in 2016

By | May 26, 2017

The amount of contactless payment fraud in the UK hit £7 million in 2016, up from £2.8 million in 2015. Contactless spending in the same period soared from £7.75 billion to £25.2 billion, according to research from Financial Fraud Action UK. Cards have a maximum spend of £30, but can be used at multiple terminals before the user… Read More »

Over 3.5 mln Ukrainians with e-passports – Poroshenko

By | May 25, 2017

Over 3.5 million biometric passports, also known as e-passports, had been issued as of May 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “As of today, as the State Migration Service can confirm, over 3.5 million biometric passports had been issued,” he said at a meeting in Volyn regional administration on preparations for the day when visa-free travel rules… Read More »

UK – Debit cards to overtake cash within three years amid contactless boom

By | May 25, 2017

Debit cards are set to overtake cash as the UK’s most frequently used payment method for the first time by 2018, three years earlier than expected, figures show.  Britain is going cashless faster because of the rapid growth in the use of contactless cards, according to a payments industry trade association. In May 2016, Payments UK had predicted the tipping… Read More »

One million more Brits cancel credit and debit cards in the last year due to fraud

By | May 23, 2017

More than one in ten (12%) Britons have had to cancel a credit or debit card in the past year due to online fraud, according to new research by comparethemarket.com. The latest statistics show a worsening state of affairs when it comes to cybercrime, with the number of people cancelling cards rising from 4.5 million to 5.5 million… Read More »

Ireland – Privacy campaigners concerned over ‘national ID card by stealth’

By | May 22, 2017

Privacy campaigners have expressed concern that a plan by the Government to make all citizens applying for a passport and a driving licence first obtain a State-issued public services card represents the introduction of a “national ID card by stealth”. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe confirmed that all passport applicants will be required to have… Read More »

OPTAGLIO Opens Its New Research Center for Forensic Protection

By | May 17, 2017

OPTAGLIO today announced the establishment of a research center focused on forensic aspects of anti-counterfeit protection technologies for different types of documents. This center will work as a separate unit closely connected to OPTAGLIO Labs.   Lochovice, Czech Republic, May 17, 2017 –  The new unit equipped with a broad range of technical accessories will be able to simulate… Read More »