Category Archives: Projects

New Partnership Aims to Make Payments More Sustainable

By | October 19, 2018

PURCHASE, NY – October 19, 2018 – For many years, the idea of going green in payments has been limited to linking purchases and accounts with donations to environmental causes and carbon offsets. These programs have had an impact in terms of awareness and raising much-needed funds. Now, there’s an opportunity to put these efforts into action across a… Read More »

Belarus postpones introduction of biometric documents till 2020

By | October 2, 2018

MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The introduction of biometric documents in Belarus has been postponed till 2020 because of the need to integrate information systems, the SB. Belarus Segodnya newspaper informs citing deputy head of the citizenship, passports and outward travel authority of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry Pavel Khrishchenovich, BelTA has… Read More »

Vodafone Qatar to pioneer eSIM technology in the region

By | September 19, 2018

Doha, 19 September 2018: Vodafone Qatar will pioneer the adoption of eSIM on Friday 28 September 2018, becoming one of the first operators in the region to provide this technology. Vodafone Qatar is working closely with Apple and other vendors to activate this new technology in the very near future. An eSIM is an electronic SIM-Card embedded inside a… Read More »

Ghana – Government to integrate all payment systems next year – Bawumia

By | September 6, 2018

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed government is working to ensure that mobile money, e-zwich and other payment systems are fully integrated by 2019, allowing all government payments to be done electronically. Speaking at this year’s Ghana Economic Forum, the Vice-President said the move is part of government’s drive to formalise the economy through digitisation and enhanced financial… Read More »

India – Delhi Metro smoothens reclaim process of unreadable smart cards

By | September 2, 2018

New Delhi, Sep 2 (UNI) In yet another step towards facilitating its commuters, the Delhi Metro has now simplified the process for reclaim of those smart cards which are not readable at the time of entry at AFC gates due to some technical reasons. Such physically OK unreadable cards, which needed to be reclaimed after five days will now be… Read More »

Azerbaijan / New generation biometric identity card No 1 presented to President Ilham Aliyev

By | August 31, 2018

Baku, August 31, Azerbaijan is introducing a new generation electronic identity cards from September 1. A new generation biometric identity card No 1 was presented to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on August 31. The head of state posed for an ID photo and then put his electronic signature. The electronic identity card No 1… Read More »

Nepal – DoTM to probe quality of smart licence

By | August 31, 2018

Kathmandu, August 31 The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is preparing to probe the quality of smart driving licence cards being supplied by India-based Madras Printers in domestic market. Suspecting that the Indian company is supplying low quality smart cards, DoTM is gearing up to verify the standard of the smart cards provided by the firm through a… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

South Africa – New Sassa card payment glitch raises concern among grantees

By | July 19, 2018

GRANT beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) are demanding answers after more than 700 000 people using the new South African Post Office issued Sassa cards countrywide were not paid their money this month. Other pensioners claimed to have received R80 and R20 when they withdrew money this month. Pensioners at the pension cottages in… Read More »

New IDs to deliver recognition, protection to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

By | July 7, 2018

About 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will soon get credit card-sized plastic IDs that will help provide them another level of protection and preserve their right to voluntarily return to Myanmar in conducive conditions, according to the UN refugee agency. As per the UN estimates, nearly 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in… Read More »

Thailand – BTS to replace single-trip magnetic cards with Thin Cards

By | June 21, 2018

Bangkok – BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited will replace the single-trip magnetic cards with smart cards, also known as Thin Cards to accommodate skytrain expansion. The CEO of the BTS, Surapong Laoha-Unya, said on Tuesday that the company would like to apologize to skytrain commuters, as the use of single-trip or one-day magnetic cards may encounter inconveniences at… Read More »

Alfa-Bank’s New Processing Centre Runs On Openway’s WAY4 Platform

By | June 21, 2018

Alfa-Bank Belarus, part of the Alfa-Bank Group valued at $44 billion in total assets, has completed its migration to the WAY4 platform by OpenWay, a top-ranked digital payment software provider. Well-known in Eastern Europe for its digital banking approach, Alfa-Bank migrated its payment cards and online services to an on-premise WAY4 solution to cut operational expenses and time-to-market, and promote… Read More »

Westpac and NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Extend Contactless Payments to Devices

By | June 20, 2018

MELBOURNE, Florida, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Westpac, Australia’s oldest bank and company, and one of four major banking organizations in Australia and New Zealand, and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, have today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, including… Read More »

KDDI to supply SIM cards for Toyota’s connected cars

By | June 18, 2018

TOKYO — KDDI will start supplying subscriber identity module, or SIM, cards for Toyota Motor‘s connected cars in 2019. The new cards will enable communications globally, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move by the Japanese “au” mobile service provider comes as the Japanese auto giant plans to equip almost all the cars it sells in Japan and… Read More »

South Africa – Sassa calls on social grant beneficiaries to swop their cards

By | June 18, 2018

he South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) invites social grant beneficiaries to change their existing old cards into the new Sassa gold cards. The existing Sassa card will no longer be valid after  September 30 2018, said Sassa spokesman Senzeni Ngubeni in a statement, adding that this did not apply to those who received their social grants through their private… Read More »