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USA – Chicago news team finds new cause for worry in chip cards

By | August 15, 2017

With EMV implementation driving a rapid increase in card-not-present fraud in the U.S. — from an estimated $3.1 billion in 2015 to an expected $5.2 billion in 2017 — Chicago TV station WLS thinks you should be worried about (drum roll, please) the smart chip falling out of your card. The station’s recent I-Team report advised viewers that, “The chips in credit and… Read More »

USA – Attorney General unveils new guidelines to prevent skimming

By | August 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday a list of guidelines for convenience stores and gas stations as part of an effort to protect credit card information. The rules are aimed at eliminating skimmers, or devices used to steal credit or debit card information at gas station pumps. The guidelines instruct employees to replace factory… Read More »

CPI Card Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

By | August 3, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTS; TSX: PMTS) (“CPI Card Group” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results Total net sales were $65.8 million, a sequential increase of 17.6% over Q1 2017, and a decrease of 10.7% compared with the prior year period.… Read More »

ICMA, Secure Technology Alliance Co-Locate Conferences for 2018

By | August 3, 2017

Princeton Junction, N.J., Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, and the Secure Technology Alliance, a multi-industry association working to stimulate adoption of smart card technology and advanced payment technology, announced today they will co-locate their respective conferences for the third year in a row.… Read More »

CPI’s Instant Issuance Tech Proves Value for Bank after Breach

By | August 2, 2017

They say the proof is in the pudding. For CPI Card Group, it’s a case study showing how its instant issuance technology [email protected] saved an issuer significant time and money—and improved customer satisfaction—when it had to replace nearly 800 cards after customers were affected by a retail data breach. Within four months of implementing CPI’s instant issuance solution, northeast Indiana-based Farmers… Read More »

Biometric Payment Technologies Supported by 80% of Americans, Survey Says

By | July 31, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — A recent survey conducted by Viewpost on how American consumers view the future of payments and key issues around awareness of payment technologies reveals a high interest in biometric and “futuristic” payment options. The company surveyed a cross-section of 1,000 U.S.-based consumers, finding that overall, 80% of Americans are in support of using tools like sensor fingerprinting,… Read More »

US Payments Forum Summer 2017 Market Snapshot: Chip-on-Chip Transactions Increasing, Improving Consumer Transaction Experiences, Educating Merchants on EMV Implementation Challenges

By | July 26, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Payments Forum today released its summer 2017 market snapshot, providing updates on the continuing progress of the U.S. EMV migration, improvements in the consumer’s chip transaction experience at the point of sale (POS), and priorities for the second half of 2017 to focus on unique chip migration… Read More »

Handy way to pay: US firm plans to fit employees with microchip implants

By | July 24, 2017

A US vending business is entering a new era of ‘convenience’ by implanting microchips in employees that will allow them access to basic workplace amenities. At least 50 staff at Wisconsin firm Three Square Market have volunteered to have a microchip, similar to one in a contactless credit card, inserted into their hand, according to the company. Three Square… Read More »

NXP Announces Production of Security Chips in its US Manufacturing Facilities

By | July 20, 2017

Multimillion-dollar expansion program will complete the re-shoring of an end-to-end US supply chain for manufacturing secure identification chips used in US Government applicationsAUSTIN, Texas and CHANDLER, Ariz., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to… Read More »

Tennessee Police Crack National Skimmer Network

By | July 19, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people related to an alleged national skimmer network, News Channel 5 reports. The big bust included recovery of high-tech devices including a universal key. The suspects, many of which are Cuban nationals, allegedly stole American identities and around $700,000. “They’re well-organized, well-trained and well-traveled,” Tyler Smith, a… Read More »

USA – TriMet’s Hop Fastpass officially launches

By | July 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet officially launched Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare card system, on Monday. Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region, provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings and auto-loading and lost-card protection. Planning for the electronic fare system started in 2011, while construction work at MAX platforms laid groundwork for Hop starting in March… Read More »

USA – MARTA says goodbye to blue Breeze cards, opts for safer silver cards

By | July 9, 2017

Beginning July 10, MARTA will stop accepting the old standard blue Breeze cards, instead switching over to silver Breeze cards that offer new security measures. The new silver cards, which can be purchased for $2, help combat fraud and abuse, the release said, which is an issue MARTA has dealt with before. They also have stronger chip technology to… Read More »

USA – Kalamazoo County approves new identification card program

By | July 7, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Kalamazoo County has decided to create an identification card program for residents who lack documents needed to get a state ID. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tLAa9V) the county Board of Commissioners’ 6-5 vote Wednesday was split along party lines, but the Democratic majority approved a resolution creating the program. The resolution authorizes an initial budget of… Read More »