Category Archives: Projects

VietinBank announces its new role as the sole Diners Club card issuer in Vietnam with support from Compass Plus

By | January 22, 2018

Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), a leading commercial bank in Vietnam, has signed a partnership agreement to become the sole issuer of Diners Club cards in Vietnam. The bank will issue Diners Club cards as both standard and contactless cards, catering for the rapid growth and popularity of contactless terminals in the country.… Read More »

Sri Lanka – E-passport tender award challenged in Supreme Court

By | January 21, 2018

Sri Lanka’s new bio-metric E-passport project has been embroiled in a legal mesh as a result of the attempt made by the authorities to award the contract to De La Rue Lanka Currency and Security Print Ltd (De La Rue Lanka Ltd) through a non-transparent and unsolicited, single-source procurement process. Objecting to the award, a fundamental rights case… Read More »

Discover Increases Acceptance in Hong Kong

By | January 20, 2018

Riverwoods, Illinois, Jan 18, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover Financial Services, will expand card acceptance at key merchants in Hong Kong by working with First Data and JCB International, the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (referred to below as “JCB”).  To expand into Hong Kong, Discover Global Network… Read More »

India – Punjab to replace vehicle registration books with smart cards

By | January 19, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department while replacing vehicle registration books would introduce long-awaited automated smart cards from March this year, Pakistan Today has learnt. The project to replace the registration book was announced some three years ago in 2015. Initially, this was announced to launch the project within one year which remained delayed due to the reasons best known… Read More »

Nigeria – Passport printing delayed by blackout not machines breakdown – immigration

By | January 16, 2018

Claims that passport printing machines broke down are “fake”, Immigration Services director Gordon Kihalangwa has said. He said on Tuesday that a power outage experienced at their Nyayo offices affected the printing process. The issue had caused uproar among many applicants who said they could not access the application system and that production was slow. Some claimed printing machines had broken down. But… Read More »

Nigeria – 7000 Oyo Traders, Artisans Get Biometric ID Cards

By | January 16, 2018

bout 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of Oyo State have given biometric identity cards. The biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives was initiated by the administration of Mr Abiola Ajimobi to enable the state government have a unified identity for all tradesmen and artisans in the state and create a database… Read More »

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 »

Precise BioMatch Embedded deployed in biometric payment card market trial in the USA

By | January 15, 2018

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has through the cooperation with Fingerprint Cards been deployed in the first market trial of dual-interface biometric payment cards in the USA, which is carried out by Visa and Mountain America Credit Union. The payment card, which can be used for contact and contactless payments… Read More »

Press Here! Visa Begins Pilots of New Biometric Payment Card

By | January 15, 2018

Pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus use on-card fingerprint sensor, offering an alternative to PIN or signature payment authentication NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 14, 2018– NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION “BIG SHOW” — Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots… Read More »

Sri Lanka – New passport with biometric data in microchip

By | January 14, 2018

A new passport to be issued this year will contain a microchip which could store personal details including biometrics of the holder, the Immigration Department said. Immigration and Emigration Controller General S. Ranasinghe told the Sunday Times that the new passport would have additional security features to minimise chances of anyone making forged passports. He said the introduction of… 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 »

Nepal – National Identity Cards To Be Issued Soon

By | January 12, 2018

National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has completed its preparation for the process. In the first phase of the process, the government will distribute identity cards to the people at Singha Durbar and from Panchthar. In total, it will distribute 110,000 cards in Panchthar and 7,000 cards to the officials at Singha… Read More »

Nigeria – Oyo gov presents biometric ID cards to 7,000 traders

By | January 11, 2018

IN continuing the state government’s biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday commenced the presentation of biometric identity cards to about 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of the state. Ajimobi, represented by his Special Adviser on Trade Matters, Mrs Kunbi James, at the presentation held at… Read More »

Alliance Data To Launch Co-brand And Private Label Credit Cards For Ikea Group Retail Operations In The U.S.

By | January 9, 2018

•New credit program to support the rapid growth of IKEA in the U.S.  •Seamless application in stores and online will enable customers to begin enjoying benefits of the loyalty-driven card •Alliance Data’s proprietary data assets will deliver custom analytics and insights to drive top-line sales and increase visits online and in-store PLANO, TX – Jan. 9, 2018 – Alliance… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan to produce biometric international passports after 6 months

By | January 9, 2018

The State Registration Service (SRS) plans to start issuing biometric international passports from the second half of 2018, Kabar with reference to the press service of the SRS reported. The equipment for the manufacture of passports has already been acquired with the support of UNDP and the Government of Japan. The new equipment provides a wide range of built-in personalization… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card distribution to begin from Panchthar

By | January 9, 2018

The government is all set to distribute national identity cards from Panchthar. National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs initiated the preparation after reaching district headquarters Phidim today. A team led by Executive Director of the centre Ram Krishna Subedi held discussion with the chiefs of government offices and local representatives about the… Read More »

Afghanistan – Abdullah supports delay in distribution of E-ID cards

By | January 8, 2018

Kabul: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Sunday announced support for the postponement of distributing electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and urged the process be initiated after a unanimous agreement between the stakeholders. Addressing at Cabinet meeting, he said important discussions were ongoing on the issue and the distribution of the computerised ID cards was directly linked… Read More »

Namibia Switches to Electronic Passports

By | January 7, 2018

Namibia has ceased the issuing of machine-readable passports and will start issuing biometric or electronic passports as from Monday, 8 January 2018. This was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration’s director for immigration and border control, Nehemia Nghishekwa, on Friday at a media briefing in Windhoek. Nghishekwa explained that electronic passports are highly secure travel… Read More »

Namibia introduces biometric passports

By | January 5, 2018

WINDHOEK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Namibia will from Jan. 8, 2018 issue biometric or electronic passports, an official in the home affairs ministry said Friday. A biometric passport is a highly secure travel document or e-passport that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport… Read More »