Category Archives: Projects

Intesa Sanpaolo, Mastercard and Gemalto announces pilot of dual interface Biometric Payment Card in Italy

By | November 8, 2018

MILANO, November 8, 2018 – Yesterday, at the opening day of Il Salone dei Pagamenti 2018 – Payvolution, it was unveiled the first Italian pilot for a Biometric Payment Card. The announcement was made jointly by the issuing bank Intesa Sanpaolo, the payment network Mastercard and the technology supplier Gemalto. At the link below the full video of… Read More »

Italian Newspapers Announces Biometric Payment Card Pilot in Italy by Mastercard and Intesa Sanpaolo

By | November 5, 2018

Today, two major Italian newspapers, la Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, published articles on Biometric Payment Card pilot in Italy by Mastercard and Intesa Sanpaolo. Corriere della Sera titled “Per pagare basta l’impronta digitale” that translates in “Pay just with fingerprint” while la Repubblica titled “Il codice Pin sostituito da un pollice” that translates in “Pin code replaced… Read More »

Nepali gov’t starts printing smart identity cards for citizens

By | November 1, 2018

KATHMANDU, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — The Nepali government started printing the smart national identity cards for the first time for its citizens on Thursday, authorities said. Nepal’s Home Secretary Prem Rai officially launched the printing of national identity cards at the National Identity Card Processing Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs at Singhadurbar, the central administrative secretariat.… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Sensors Selected for Three Smart Card Pilots

By | October 31, 2018

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced that its advanced large-area biometric sensor has been selected for three new smart card pilot projects through its cooperation with Tactilis Pte. Ltd., Singapore. A global organization has signed a letter-of-intent for the pilot projects with NEXT smart card partner… Read More »

Gemalto decides to file a claim against the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) for wrongful termination of negotiations

By | October 25, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia – 25 October 2018 – Yesterday, Gemalto AG (“Gemalto”) filed, in accordance with relevant provisions of Estonian law, a claim against the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) of the Republic of Estonia in front of Harju County Court for wrongful termination of the negotiations of the out-of-court settlement agreement. As announced on September 27th 2018, Gemalto regrets… Read More »

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 »