Tag Archives: financial cards

All Eyes on India, the U.S. and China as the EMV Payment Cards Market Normalizes

By | August 29, 2017

LONDON, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Following a disappointing year in 2016, when the Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) payment cards market nearly grinded to a halt, ABI Research expects the market to bounce back this year with an anticipated annual growth rate of 4.6%.  The EMV market problems began in 2016 with overstocking issues in the U.S., causing shipments to drop by… Read More »

JCBI and Russian Agricultural Bank signed a new partnership on acquiring and issuing JCB cards

By | August 28, 2017

Moscow, Russia and Tokyo, Japan, Aug 28, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd, and Russian Agricultural Bank (RusAg), one of the largest state owned banks in Russia, announced the signing of a license agreement on acquiring and issuing JCB cards. According to the terms of the agreement, RusAg… Read More »

CardTek supports Axis Bank roll out of transit and payment cards

By | July 13, 2017

Cardtek, a leading global payment technologies provider, today announced that it has supported Axis Bank to launch a national open-loop payment system for public transportation in India. The new payment solution will fully integrate the banking systems and it is certified by RuPay, the national smart card based payment standard in India, providing a secure payment platform that… Read More »

Joint-Stock Bank Almazergienbank launches JCB Card in Yakuitia

By | June 27, 2017

Yakutsk/the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and Tokyo/Japan, June 27, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Joint-Stock Bank Almazergienbank, one of the major regional banks in the Russian Far East and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd, announced the launch of JCB card issuance and acceptance in Yakutia. Almazergienbank provides innovative and convenient banking… Read More »

LankaClear and JCBI partner to establish National Card Scheme in Sri Lanka

By | June 22, 2017

Colombo and Tokyo, June 22, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – LankaClear (Private) Limited (LankaClear), an organization incorporated in 2002 and owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and all Licensed Commercial Banks operating in Sri Lanka, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), announced on June 20th that… Read More »

Thailand – New KBank JCB Credit Card for Japan Enthusiasts and Travelers

By | June 20, 2017

TOKYO, June 20, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – KBank and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have introduced the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. A wide range of attractive privileges are offered, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, KBank… Read More »

EMVCo Reports 6.1 Billion EMV Chip Payment Cards in Global Circulation

By | June 6, 2017

5 June 2017 – Official figures of aggregated data published by technical body EMVCo show that by the end of 2016, the number of EMV® payment cards in global circulation had increased by 1.3 billion in the previous 12 months to a total of 6.1 billion*. The data also highlights that 52.4% of all card-present transactions conducted globally… 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 »

Creditbank offers combined credit and debit card

By | May 23, 2017

Creditbank, one of Lebanon’s leading and fastest growing banks, has partnered with Gemalto, a world leader in digital security and Unilux Cards to be the first bank in the Middle East to launch a combined credit and debit card. Developed in close cooperation with local partner Unilux Cards, Gemalto’s innovative solution has been deployed to launch The combo… Read More »

Report: 70% of Financial Cards Have Chip

By | May 16, 2017

Princeton Junction, N.J., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adoption of more expensive chip cards continues to drive global card growth with 70 percent of all financial cards now having a chip, according today to the International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) release of its 2016 Global Card Market and Personalization and Fulfillment Statistics Reports. The new research report… Read More »

Malaysia – Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara

By | May 5, 2017

Home / Sabah Local News Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara Published on: Friday, May 05, 2017 Kota Kinabalu: Payment card holders who have yet to replace their cards with the new Personal Identification Number (PIN) enabled ones have been reminded to do so as soon as possible.Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Payment Systems Policy Department… Read More »

Consumers Willing To Pay For A Biometric Safer Credit Card – The SmartMetric Biometric Credit Card As A New Consumer Device

By | March 30, 2017

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – SmartMetric, Inc. (SMME) — The new SmartMetric biometric credit card with built in electronics and a powerful fingerprint reader has turned the ubiquitous credit card into a new consumer device. And in so doing has turned the credit card from being a cost commodity for Banks into a new product… Read More »

A London Startup Building a Contactless Bitcoin Card has Raised £2.5 Million

By | March 6, 2017

LONDON — Bitcoin debit card provider Wirex has raised £2.45 ($3 million) to launch a contactless card that lets you spend the cryptocurrency. London-based Wirex has raised the money from Japanese financial services group SBI Holdings’s £215 million ($265 million) fintech venture capital fund, one of the world’s largest. Wirex, founded in 2014, offers cards that look and… Read More »

How to Protect Yourself when Using a Financial Card at the ATM

By | January 30, 2017

Let’s face the reality, we like it or not, most of us do have one or more financial cards in our wallets. You might call them Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash Card, Visa Card, MasterCard Card, American Express Card, Cirrus Card, Cheque Card, Carte Bancaire, CB, Revolving, Bancomat, EC-Karte, Girocard, Eurocheque-Karte, GeldKarte, Carte Bleue, MIR Card, RuPay Card,… Read More »