Category Archives: Card Industry News

Security Fears Threaten Biometric Payments Growth Reveals TNS Report

By | July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018 – Biometric payments are poised for significant growth, but substantial consumer security concerns could put its future at risk according to a new report from Transaction Network Services (TNS). Vital Insights into Biometric Payments Adoption, which is being published by TNS today, shares the results of an independent US, UK and Australian survey* commissioned by TNS which explores consumer… Read More »

Regula celebrating its 26th Anniversary by setting its foot in Trinidad and Tobago Airport

By | July 31, 2018

Last weekend marked an exciting milestone for Regula celebrating its 26th anniversary and setting its foot in Trinidad & Tobago Piarco International Airport. The newly launched automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport arrivals area was unveiled to all travelers and put into operation on July 28th. It includes 12 self-service kiosks fully equipped with Regula document… Read More »

CoolBitX and MetaCert Partner to Thwart Cryptocurrency Address Phishing Attacks

By | July 31, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  During Blockchain’s hottest current event, Hybrid Summit, hardware wallet developer CoolBitX announced that it has partnered with security software company, MetaCert, to deliver unmatched security and transparency to cryptocurrency transactions. This partnership marks an industry first: CoolWallet S hardware wallet users are now shielded from fraudulent address schemes. CoolBitX will integrate the MetaCert… Read More »

Galitt Visa and American Express Test Suites are selected by Q-Card

By | July 30, 2018

Q-Card has selected two Galitt Test Suites, one Terminal Test Suite confirmed by Visa and one Card Test Suite qualified by American Express.   The American laboratory Q-Card has selected two Test Suites developed by Galitt: the VCPS Terminal Test Suite confirmed by Visa and the AEIPS & Expresspay Card Test Suite qualified by American Express. These ready-to-use… Read More »

Report and Conclusions from Powered & Next-Generation Cards: 17-18 July 2018

By | July 27, 2018

The 2nd Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference, organised by APSCA, was held on 17-18 July in Singapore. The first day focused on manufacturing next-generation cards. The second day was a Biometric Payment Card Seminar. Who was there Participants from 15 markets in Asia, Europe and North America attended the conference. As well as leading card manufacturers, technology enablers… Read More »

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank to start accepting International Payment System JCB Cards across the Republic of Armenia

By | July 27, 2018

TOKYO, July 27, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, one of the largest banks in Armenia, are pleased to announce that ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank has started JCB merchant acquiring operations across the country. ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, a leading bank in Armenia for agriculture financing, has… Read More »

IDEMIA WISE platform delivers contactless payments as confirmed by proof of concept

By | July 27, 2018

Over the 3 month proof-of-concept with the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (“NAPAS”), IDEMIA and NAPAS together found that under laboratory conditions, the kernel was proven to produce an open platform that was compatible with various form factors, applets and NAPAS chip card specifications. IDEMIA’s WISE HCE (Host Card Emulation) SDK Mobile Payment Engine designed to bring about HCE mobile payments was… Read More »

Delegation from Latvia visited Regula office in Minsk

By | July 27, 2018

The delegation of the State Border Guard College of the Republic of Latvia, headed by its Director, Colonel Mariks Petrušins, visited Regula office in Minsk last week.  During the visit, the latest developments in the field of document examination and machine-assisted document verification were demonstrated. Regula devices were highly praised by the college representatives, specifically the new solutions… Read More »

IDEMIA is the first Certified Card Manufacturer in India for Contactless RuPay chip cards, with the facility to load multiple payment applications on a single card

By | July 27, 2018

IDEMIA today announced that it is the first and, to date, only one to be certified to manufacture and personalise RuPay chip contact and contactless cards, on the qSPARC v2 platform. qSPARC is a Dual Interface Open loop payment specification, with the option of loading multiple payment applications on a single card. This certification is issued by NPCI, after… Read More »

IDEX sensors in biometric bank card launched in the Middle East

By | July 27, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 27 July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions is proud to announce that it’s fingerprint sensors are being deployed in biometric smart cards launched by a bank in the Middle East. “This customer launch is yet another indication of the significant interest in biometrics in the smart cards for payments… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

By | July 26, 2018

Announces $5 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization and Termination of Qualcomm and NXP Purchase Agreement       Q2 2018 Revenue $2.290 billion GAAP Gross margin 51.5% GAAP Operating margin 6.0%     Non-GAAP Gross margin 52.8% Non-GAAP Operating margin 27.0%     EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today reported financial results for the second quarter 2018 ended July 1, 2018.  The… Read More »

De La Rue: 2018 AGM Statement

By | July 26, 2018

At De La Rue plc’s (“De La Rue” or “the Group”) Annual General Meeting to be held today, Philip Rogerson, Chairman of De La Rue, will make the following statement. Current trading and outlook The Board’s expectations for 2018/19 remain unchanged. The Group’s order book remains strong at the end of the first quarter, providing good visibility at this early stage… Read More »

Qualcomm Announces Termination of NXP Acquisition and Board Authorization for $30 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

By | July 26, 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) (“Qualcomm” or “the Company”) today announced the termination of the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) (“NXP”) by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, effective immediately. In accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement, Qualcomm River Holdings will pay a termination fee of $2 billion to NXP… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reports Q2 2018 Financial Results

By | July 25, 2018

Q2 net revenues $2.27 billion (up 18.0% Y/Y), operating margin 12.7%, net income $261 million Q2 Y/Y revenue performance balanced across product groups, regions and end markets Q3 business outlook at mid-point: net revenues up about 10.0% Q/Q, gross margin about 40.0%   Geneva, July 25, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the… Read More »

Russian Agricultural Bank, JCB and Panasonic launch first co-branded JCB card in Russia

By | July 25, 2018

Moscow and Tokyo, July 25, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Russian Agricultural Bank, Panasonic Russia and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have launched first co-branded bank card on the base of the international payment system JCB. In partnership with Panasonic, Russian Agricultural Bank is now offering credit and debit cards that… Read More »

Fransabank and MasterCard launch the first biometric card in Lebanon

By | July 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking move which is set to bring increased security and convenience to consumers in Lebanon, Fransabank, the fourth-largest bank in Lebanon, in partnership with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry has launched the first biometric card in the Levant. The collaboration will provide Fransabank customers new cards with an embedded fingerprint sensor.… Read More »

Commencement of construction of Hua Hong’s newest base for IC research, development and manufacturing

By | July 25, 2018

WUXI, China, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Commencement Ceremony was held for the first set of 2018 major projects in the Wuxi High-Tech Development Zone in the first half of the year, marked by the start of construction of Hua Hong’s IC research, development and manufacturing base in Wuxi. The rapid development and increased investment into applications such as… Read More »

JINCO selects IDEX Sensor for Dual-Interface Biometric Cards for Multiple Applications

By | July 23, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 23rd July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, announces that JINCO Universal (“JINCO”) has successfully integrated its fingerprint sensors into dual-interface biometrics cards for multiple applications including payments and identification.  “JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen… Read More »

Giesecke+Devrient Successfully Places a Bonded Loan of 200 Million Euros

By | July 23, 2018

Global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient has, for the first time in its history, placed a bonded loan in the amount of 200 million Euros. The company is thus taking advantage of the favorable conditions on the capital market. In view of the high demand from investors, the original target volume was more than doubled. “The major success of… Read More »