Tag Archives: Payment Cards

Belinvestbank JSC enables acceptance of JCB Cards in Belarus

By | January 16, 2018

Minsk and Tokyo, Jan 16, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Belinvestbank JSC (“Belinvestbank”), a leading bank in Belarus, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (“JCBI”), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., launch acceptance of JCB Cards at ATMs and POS terminals. Belinvestbank is the first bank in Belarus to start acceptance of JCB card. Belinvestbank’s wide acquiring network has… Read More »

Nam A Bank and JCB cooperate to develop international card services

By | January 16, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 16, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Nam A Bank) and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) , the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB) signed a cooperation contract to license the issuance of JCB Cards and acquisition of JCB merchants in Vietnam. The ceremony was attended by representative… Read More »

Philippines – BSP warns of heightened ATM-related crimes

By | January 14, 2018

Fraudsters are targetting banks that are still vulnerable to debit and ATM-related crimes but this was expected by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as the June 30 deadline for the full EMV regime nears. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said they have monitored an increased number of bank fraud in the last few months but it… Read More »

FIME supports acquirers globally to achieve UnionPay certification

By | January 11, 2018

Qualified test tools and services enable acquirers to meet growing UnionPay adoption outside of China. FIME has achieved UnionPay International (UPI) qualification for its Savvi Test Platform. With over 160 countries outside of China currently accepting UnionPay, acquirers overseas can now receive local consultancy, testing and certification support from FIME. These tools and services enable acquirers to quickly and… Read More »

IndusInd Bank and Dynamics Introduce India’s First Battery-Powered Interactive Payment Card

By | January 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS & MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IndusInd Bank and Dynamics Inc. today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) announced plans to introduce the first battery-powered, interactive payment cards to the Indian market in 2018. he new IndusInd Bank card from Dynamics has multiple buttons that let the consumers use a single card to pay in multiple ways. With… Read More »

Sprint and Dynamics Unveil Wallet Card™ — The First Battery-Powered “Connected” Payment Card

By | January 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dynamics Inc. and Sprint, a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank, today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) unveiled the first battery-powered, “connected” payment card. Wallet Card™ is the world’s first connected, secure payment card. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recognized Sprint with four CES Innovation awards including the Best of Innovation Award for Security Technologies.… Read More »

VISA Launches Contactless Payment in Morocco

By | January 5, 2018

Rabat – A world leader in electronic payments, Visa announced that its Moroccan cardholders will now be able to enjoy Contactless Payments. Holders of a contactless Visa card will now be able to pay for their purchases by simply tapping their contactless Visa card or payment-enabled device on the checkout terminals, currently being installed at various sales points. The contactless payment system reduces the… Read More »

Zwipe and Gemalto partner to launch fingerprint activated payment card pilot with Bank of Cyprus

By | January 5, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 05 JANUARY 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Gemalto, the world’s largest card manufacturer, to pilot the first battery-less dual-interface fingerprint activated payment card with Bank of Cyprus.  Gemalto has confirmed multiple upcoming pilots in 2018, with the first of these being with Bank of Cyprus. Commenting… Read More »

Urgent Request to Supply 10 Million pieces of BLANK payment cards

By | December 14, 2017

Urgent Request To Supply: Item : 10 million pieces of BLANK banking/payment cards  Delivery : To ship to a bank Perso Centre in South East Asia Other requirements:-  a) Able to use as LOCAL ATM PURE* cards  b) Will be used to Co-Brand with a local bank  c) To connect to Visa/Mastercard network  d) Must have OWN existing… Read More »

B2 Payment Solutions Announces the Addition of U.S. EMV and Contactless Debit Test Card Set to its Extensive Portfolio of Test Cards

By | December 13, 2017

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B2 Payment Solutions Inc. (B2), an organization providing best-in-class products and services for the payment industry, announced today that they have introduced a new U.S. debit test card set into their product portfolio. Developed specifically for the U.S. market, the UL USA EMV Debit Test Card set allows organizations to test and demonstrate payment acceptance devices to… Read More »

New SECORA™ Pay brand: one-stop-offering for fast and easy production of payment cards and smart wearables

By | November 29, 2017

Munich, Germany and Cannes, France – 29 November 2017 – EMV®-compliant payment solutions face growing demand worldwide – with a clear path towards contactless and multifunctional use to increase user convenience. Under the brand SECORA™ Pay, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) bundles state of the art contact and dual-interface EMV* security controllers with the latest… Read More »

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 »

ABK enables contactless payments – Tap ‘n’ Go service launched with KNET

By | November 13, 2017

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: In an effort to make life simpler for its customers through a series of ongoing enhancements, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) today announced the launch of the Tap ‘n’ Go service with KNET. This technology uses Visa payWave to enable Prestige, Elite and VIP Debit cardholders to transact with the POS devices by tapping… Read More »

Visa to Transform the Mass Transit Experience Worldwide – No More Fumbling for Cash or Paper Tickets

By | November 13, 2017

Visa introduces innovative worldwide program to accelerate seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments The new Visa Ready for Transit program incorporates new standards that will simplify the certification of payment solutions for operators and transit solution providers A new team assembled from transportation, technology and payments industries to provide expertise and support Visa’s Innovation Center in London to… Read More »

Biometric Payment Cards to Boost Banking Industry Security

By | November 7, 2017

OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK – 07 Nov 2017 ABI Research finds that biometric technologies are steadily growing their presence in more banking applications, with embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards being the latest addition finally ready to go public. Fingerprint embedded payment cards will enjoy an impressive growth over the next years reaching 160 million shipments by 2022 with… Read More »

Qatar – Commercial Bank launches first contactless debit cards in country

By | November 7, 2017

Commercial Bank has announced the launch of the first contactless debit cards in Qatar on the internationally-accepted Visa and MasterCard NFC platform.  The contactless debit cards will enable Commercial Bank’s customers to conveniently ‘Tap & Go’ at NFC-enabled point of sale (POS) terminals and they can also use the card as a normal debit card at any POS… Read More »

Philippines – BDO to clients: Switch to EMV debit cards

By | October 31, 2017

BDO Unibank called on its clients to immediately obtain their debit card with embedded EMV chip to ensure wider protection against fraudulent activities usually carried out in electronic banking channels. “The bank’s objective over time is to effect a holistic approach to protecting the clients’ accounts from fraud. But to achieve this, clients must obtain their EMV chip… Read More »

Revised IATA rules bring some relief to Philippine agents

By | October 30, 2017

IATA will no longer mandate all its 242 accredited Philippine agencies to use credit cards for BSP payment transactions, to the relief of agencies who believe that the rule is an attempt by an airline group conspiring to run them out of business. Of the IATA accredited agencies, only 46 are using credit card to transact while 196… Read More »

UK – Touch and go! Nottingham public transport to go contactless

By | October 20, 2017

Nottingham is set to become the first city outside London where people can pay for their bus and tram journeys using contactless bank cards and phones. The news follows a successful bid by the City Council for £2.4m from the Department for Transport to develop the technology, which will also include a daily cap on fares already enjoyed… Read More »

NXP Unveils Breakthrough Innovations for Payment Cards

By | October 19, 2017

New fingerprint-on-card solution and world benchmark on payment card transaction speeds, <200 msLAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (MONEY 20/20 2017) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today debuted two significant technology breakthroughs at the largest fintech innovation event, Money 20/20, October 22-25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The company will showcase its new contactless fingerprint-on-card solution while also demonstrating a new world benchmark for payment… Read More »