Category Archives: Card Industry News

Fingerprint Cards AB Publishes Annual Report for 2016

By | March 30, 2017

Press releaseMarch 30, 2017 Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) publishes Annual Report for 2016 Fingerprint Cards’ Annual Report for 2016 is now available on the company’s website. The Annual Report can be downloaded as a PDF at: https://corporate.fingerprints.com/en/financialinfo/financial-reports/ To request a printed version of the Annual Report, please contact the company on [email protected] This information is information that Fingerprint… Read More »

UK – Crackdown on Contactless Card Security Flaw Welcomed by MPs

By | March 30, 2017

Contactless card fraud may be going undetected because people may wrongly assume cancelled cards can no longer be used. Photograph: Barclaycard/PAThe City regulator has set out measures to tackle fraudulent payments on contactless cards which have been reported lost or stolen. In a letter to the Treasury select committee, published on Thursday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said… Read More »

Research – Global Card Personalization Process Equipment Market 2012- 2022

By | March 30, 2017

Global Industry Analyze on Card Personalization Process Equipment Market by Type, Manufacturers, Regions, and Application, Forecast up to 2022 The scope of the Report: This report primarily focuses on Card Personalization Process Equipment in the global market. This report mainly covers Card Personalization Process Equipment market in North America, Card Personalization Process Equipment market in Europe, Card Personalization… Read More »

Ireland – New Online Irish Passport Renewal Service Launches Today

By | March 30, 2017

A NEW online Irish passport renewal service will be launched today amid an increasing number of applications. The service, which will be unveiled by the Republic’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, will allow Irish citizens to renew their passport books and cards online from wherever they are in the world. The facility is for adults who are over… Read More »

Afghanistan – Govt Given 90 Days To Roll Out Electronic ID Card System

By | March 29, 2017

Mohtat said BICIA will start by hiring staff, including technical teams, and will implement the preliminary phase in Kabul. “Soon we will announce our hiring process and we will give opportunities to our previous employees that were already trained, and who we invested in,” he said adding that testing the electronic ID card system would however take about… Read More »

Kenya – Jubilee Urged to Abandon Smart Card in Nominations

By | March 29, 2017

Aspirants from Embu County have called on the Jubilee Party to discard the use of the recently launched party smart card and instead allow members to use the national ID cards during the nominations. According to Manyatta Parliamentary seat aspirant, Justus Mugo Kinyua, this will give supporters an opportunity to participate in the process adding that the card… Read More »

Jamaica – Chuck Says National ID System Will Be Game Changer

By | March 29, 2017

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the National Identification System will be a huge game changer in the fight against crime. According to the minister, the system will not only be able to assist the police, but will also be useful with banks and other entities in ascertaining the true identity of individuals. “We have recently passed legislation… Read More »

USA – Washington Granted REAL ID Compliance Extension

By | March 29, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards. Last week’s letter from the Department of Homeland Security, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, says the extension will run through June 6. The department said that throughout the extension, federal agencies can continue… Read More »

ATMs Drive Debit Card Fraud To Record Heights

By | March 29, 2017

Fraud detection and prevention is no cottage industry. As debit and credit cards grow in the field, making inroads to consumers where they’d not been held before, so too has the opportunity grown for skimming and pilfering. And FICO has seen an alarming uptick and uptake in skimming and other practices designed to separate debit cardholders and their funds. In… Read More »

Research – Global E-Passport Market to Grow at a Splendid CAGR of 26.31% During the Period 2017-2021

By | March 29, 2017

Summary Orbis Research Present’s Global e-Passport Market 2017-2021 has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. Description About e-Passport The Global E-Passport Market to grow at a CAGR of 26.31% during the period 2017-2021. E-passports are used to authenticate the identity of a traveler during international travels. This technology stores data about… Read More »

USA – Strain Confiscates 15 Credit Card “Skimmers” Off Gas Pumps

By | March 29, 2017

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the department’s Weights and Measures division is seeing an increase in skimming devices at gasoline pumps. “Our inspectors seem to be finding one or two skimmers on a weekly basis. Consumers are also alerting our office more often which helps us track down these devices,” said… Read More »

The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition

By | March 29, 2017

The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition Market Analysis and Forecasts 2016 to 2021 Comprehensive Market Data. Critical Insight. Targeted Revenue Forecasts The 2017 edition of The Global National eID Industry Report provides completely updated, coverage of the worldwide market for National eID programs. The report provides regional analysis and forecasts for the 136 countries that currently… Read More »

Report – Global e-Passport Market 2017-2021

By | March 29, 2017

E-passports are used to authenticate the identity of a traveler during international travels. This technology stores data about the traveler on a smart chip, which bears a unique identification number, and a digital signature. It is more secure than traditional paper technology as it cuts down the risk of data alteration and duplication. The data stored electronically on… Read More »

Changes in European Payment Card Products: Not Always as Expected

By | March 28, 2017

First Annapolis has been closely monitoring European payment card products since October 2015 to identify issuers’ reactions to interchange regulation implemented in December 2015, and to track the evolution of product offerings and pricing. Twice a year, we review the payment card products offered by the largest issuers in 15 European countries, totaling 78 issuers and around 1,000 debit,… Read More »

India – Fake Passport Agents’ Gang Busted By Anti-Terror Squad

By | March 28, 2017

After three passports were recovered from possession of slain terror suspect Saifullah, the Uttar Pradesh ATS launched a crackdown on fake travel documents and arrested a gang involved in the clandestine trade. Inspector General UP Anti-Terror Squad Asim Arun said, “Fake passports can affect national security. Acting on specific tip-off, a number of teams were formed, which found… Read More »

Croatia – Hrvatski Telekom introduces eSim service

By | March 28, 2017

Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom introduced the new eSim service as the first in the Deutsche Telekom Group. Based on GSMA standards, the commercial eSim offering is set to become the new way of providing telecom services, replacing the use of physical Sim cards and enabling internet connections for an increasing number of devices, HT said. The first device… Read More »

USA – 2 Indian-Americans Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud

By | March 28, 2017

Two Indian-American men were sentenced by a US court for a $200 million international credit card fraud, one of the largest-ever exposed by federal authorities, said officials. Vijay Verma and Tarsem Lal, both of Iselin, New Jersey, were sentenced to 14 months in prison and a year of house arrest, respectively, after previously pleading guilty to their roles… Read More »

No, An LTE-Equipped Apple Watch Will Not Come With a Physical SIM Card

By | March 28, 2017

Amidst a lull in Apple hardware releases, an industry analyst on Monday issued a research note claiming Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch will use a physical SIM card for standalone LTE connectivity. We explain why that is an unlikely scenario. Citing checks with Apple’s supply chain, Susquehanna Financial Group semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland said he believes an Apple Watch… Read More »

South Africa’s Smart ID card “one of the most advanced in the world”

By | March 28, 2017

South Africa’s new Smart ID card is one of the most advanced IDs in the world, said the solutions director of LAWtrust, Maeson Maherry. Maherry, who was speaking at a cybersecurity symposium in Johannesburg, is overseeing the seven-year eID project with the Department of Home Affairs. It is one of LAWtrust’s largest programmes. “Many countries around the world… Read More »

Meezan Bank, MasterCard Launch Pakistan’s First Contact Less Payment Solution

By | March 28, 2017

KARACHI: Meezan Bank, the first and largest Islamic bank of Pakistan, in partnership with MasterCard, a leading company in the global payments industry, has announced to launch Pakistan’s first contactless card solution. Card solution is an innovative product that has been developed to further strengthen the country’s digital payment eco-system, says release here on Monday. Meezan Bank’s new… Read More »