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 »

India – Thane: 77 seized fake smart card licences had same address

By | January 19, 2018

THANE: Investigations into the fake license case revealed that of the 253 licenses seized from the accused, nearly 77 had the same address of Angaon Bhiwandi and Kalwa area. The police had on Tuesday recovered as many as 253 fake licenses made by accused Sunil Chaudhari who is the proprietor of the Chaudhari Driving School based in Mulund.… Read More »

Philippines – PH studies Japan’s national ID system

By | January 18, 2018

MANILA — As legislation establishing a national ID system in the Philippines gains steam, the House of Representatives has been studying international best practices on the proposed measure, this time, eyeing Japan’s system. Last week, Laguna District III Representative Sol Aragones, chair of the House Committee on Population and Family Relations, met with Japanese officials in charge of Tokyo’s… Read More »

Cardtek And Priority Group Holdings Announce Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Payment Solutions, in Africa

By | January 18, 2018

Cardtek, the world’s leading provider of innovative end-to-end payment solutions and technology, today announced its partnership with Priority Group Holdings, a leading system integrator company which provides new technology platforms for a diverse network of clients operating in the healthcare, education and financial industries, to deliver payment solutions and services around Cardtek Payment Platform in Africa PRETORIA & ISTANBUL, JAN. 18,… Read More »

Zwipe’s Latest Capital Raise Increased To $5.5 Million

By | January 18, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 17 January 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that the company in December 2017 raised an additional $1.2 million (NOK 9.6 million) in relation to the $4.3 million (NOK 35 million) private placement of new shares to existing and new investors announced 30 November 2017. This latest round of financing then… Read More »

ID4Africa Welcomes the 2018 Class of Ambassadors: Makes Appointments from 29 African Countries

By | January 18, 2018

New York, New York, United States: ID4Africa announced today the appointment of Ambassadors from 29 countries for its 2018 Ambassador Class. These countries represent over 75% of sub-Saharan Africa by population. Since its inception in 2016, the ID4Africa Ambassadors Program has not only continued to gain importance in the range of representation, but also in the breadth and… 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 »

Global Report: 75% of Financial Cards Have Chip

By | January 16, 2018

2018 Outlook Forecasts Increased Card Production, Lower Dollar Growth PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 16, 2018 — Three quarters of all financial cards now have a chip, according to the International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) release today of its 2017 Global Card Market and Personalization and Fulfillment Statistics Reports. Chip cards represented 88.3 percent of revenue for cards globally… Read More »

Ingenico confirms leadership on information security with new certifications

By | January 15, 2018

Ingenico confirms leadership on information security with new certifications Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, today announced that its Axis payment gateway has successfully obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the most stringent global security standard for Information Security Management Systems. Ingenico is among the first PSPs to receive this accreditation, which is part of Ingenico’s continuous improvement… Read More »

Fingerprints Collaborates on Biometric Payment Card Market Trial in the USA

By | January 15, 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, 2018/01/15 – World leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints™) is proud to collaborate with Visa on the first market trial of dual-interface biometric payment cards in the USA, together with Mountain America Credit Union – Visa.com / Fingerprints.com. Fingerprints today announced that its touch sensor is being used in the first US-based pilot of a new dual-interface… 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 »

New CEO for Precise Biometrics appointed

By | January 15, 2018

The Board of Directors in Precise Biometrics has today appointed Stefan K Persson to new CEO. Stefan K Persson is today Executive Vice President BO Home within the Bang Olufsen Group. Stefan will assume his new position at the latest on August 1, 2018 and until then will Göran Thuresson, CFO, be acting CEO and Torgny Hellström Executive… 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 »

Update on the intended offer by Thales for Gemalto

By | January 12, 2018

Paris La Défense, Amsterdam, 12 January 2018 – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 17 December 2017 in respect of the intended recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Gemalto at an offer price of… Read More »