Canadian City Laval Trials Credit Card Payments on Buses

By | April 18, 2017

Today, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) and Desjardins Group, in the presence of the Mayor of Laval, Mr. Marc Demers, announced the implementation of a new pilot project to accept credit card payments by Visa or MasterCard onboard Laval buses. These two leading Quebec companies have joined forces to bring this innovative project to life as… Read More »

Global Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market 2017 Top Players – Allegion, Gemalto, Kaba Holding, Bosch Security Systems

By | April 18, 2017

To begin with, the report defines the Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market and segments it based on the most Important Dynamics, such as Applications, Geographical/Regional markets, and Competitive Scenario. Furthermore Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market report provides detail Analysis, Forecast, Size, Share, Outlook, Current Trends, Market Demand, Market Growth. Macroeconomic and Microeconomic factors environments that currently… Read More »

Fake Passport Row: CBI Files FIR Against MEA Officials

By | April 18, 2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against unknown officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for issuing fake passports to 12 people. The FIR report states that the CBI received a tip-off that unknown MEA officials have committed criminal misconduct by abusing their official position as public servant and entered into a criminal… Read More »

Philippines – Partnered in Crime

By | April 18, 2017

Just one Malacañang official broke the odd silence of the motor-biking Duterte Harley administration on the deal for tens of millions of e-passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. An umbrella organization of labor unions, on the other hand, asked Congress to investigate the deal, wanting to cut down the high price of the passport that millions… Read More »

Shoney’s Might Be Latest Victim Of Credit Card Breach

By | April 17, 2017

Multiple sources in the financial industry have found a pattern of fraud on customer cards, with the latest victim of a breach looking to be Shoney’s, a 70-year-old restaurant chain that operates primarily in the southern United States. Krebson Security reports that the privately held restaurant chain includes approximately 150 company-owned and franchised locations in 17 states, from Maryland… Read More »

India – How To Fix Aadhaar: Destroy the database, issue a smartcard and make linking to services optional

By | April 17, 2017

  Getty Images So far, various people and agencies associated with Aadhaar have repeatedly proclaimed that the Aadhaar database is adequately secured. The list includes the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Panday, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT PP Chaudhary and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who did it twice. The… Read More »

Cardtek Launches New International Growth Strategy

By | April 17, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardtek, a leading international payment technologies provider, today announced that it has launched a new international growth strategy to become a global leader in financial technology. After recording a nearly 50 percent growth in revenue in 2016, the company will continue to be led by Executive Chairwoman Ayşe Nil Sarıgöllü, while undergoing organizational upgrades in… Read More »

HID Global’s Mobility and Latest Smart Card Solutions Help Shape Connected Environments in the Middle East

By | April 17, 2017

Dubai. UAE, April 17, 2017: Organisations across the Middle East are increasingly investing in mobile access control solutions and seeking to upgrade from legacy to the latest smart card technologies in order to create more connected, smart environments. Enabling the use of smartphones and wearables to open doors for greater mobility, and moving to advanced smart card technology… Read More »

EuroCommerce Publishes Guide To Contactless Payments

By | April 16, 2017

EuroCommerce, a group that represents the retail sector across Europe, has published a new guide for retailers providing information and advice on contactless payments. Contactless technology allows for payment of small transactions to be completed quickly by contactless card or mobile app. EuroCommerce says that businesses need to take advantage of the potential benefits of this technology, and train staff on… Read More »

Research – Smart Card Equipment Market Classification, Specifications 2017

By | April 15, 2017

  Global Smart Card Equipment Industry 2017 Market Research Report provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. The research study focuses major leading… Read More »

India – Dear Mumbaikar, Here’s Why You Should Not Reveal Card Details Over Phone

By | April 15, 2017

Mumbai: In yet another instance of cyber fraud in the city, a 52-year-old man from Ghatkopar was duped of nearly Rs 3 lakh by an unknown person. The accused withdrew the victim’s money from his bank account through online shopping, PayTm etc. The victim, Arun Kamble, a resident of Nalanda, Ghatkopar, received a phone call from an unknown… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – Cops Crack Card Skimming Ring

By | April 15, 2017

A massive operation by Fraud Squad on Thursday led to the arrest and charges against three people in connection with multi-million dollar credit card fraud, card skimming and phishing ring activity across the country. The trio, Akeil Sullivan and Jenna John, of Embaccadere, San Fernando and Melissa Carrington, of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, were charged yesterday by… Read More »

Irish Passport Applications Surge Continues

By | April 15, 2017

Applications for Irish passports from Northern Ireland and Britain have risen by 68% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. Figures from the Republic’s Department of Foreign Affairs showed that applications had risen by 26% overall. The department had received a record number of overall applications in 2016. There has been an… Read More »

Poland – Santander to Issue 100,000 Student Smart Cards in Poland

By | April 14, 2017

Santander Bank has partnered with universities in Poland as part of the bank’s Santander Universities branch to issue as many as 100,000 student smart cards, combining academic and payment functions on campus. The issued smart cards are part of the Santander Universities program with which Poland’s Bank Zachodni WBK wants to promote the idea of entrepreneurship among students… Read More »

UK – Mobile Payments Struggle To Make Impact On Contactless Card Use

By | April 14, 2017

The widespread popularity of contactless cards is stunting the adoption of mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Android Pay in the UK, according to research. Just 1pc of British consumers would choose to use mobile payments in everyday scenarios such as buying lunch or shopping for clothes, far below those who would opt for cards or cash.… Read More »

USA – Lehigh installs Contactless Access Readers

By | April 14, 2017

Lehigh University has made the decision to fully transition from mag stripe to contactless door access across its Bethlehem, Pennsylvania campus, and is hard at work on the next phase of campus integration. According to a report from student publication, The Brown and White, Lehigh’s IDs, Electronic Access and Locksmith (IDEAL) Office is spearheading the building access overhaul.… Read More »

USA – Bank of America Reissues Alaska Visa Cards; Customer Data’s Safe, Airline Says

By | April 14, 2017

Bank of America has reissued an undisclosed number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Visa credit cards as a precaution due to a potential third-party compromise of card information. Alaska Airlines says its systems were not compromised, customer data is not at risk and that the issue is not believed to be significant. Bank of America says cards are… Read More »

Pioneering Cardtek Reveals New Strategy On Path To Become Global Leader In Financial Technology

By | April 14, 2017

Having achieved almost 50% growth and having secured a significant investment in 2016, pioneering technology company Cardtek is making new breakthroughs in its international growth strategy in 2017. The company is aiming to take its place within the top 10 financial technology companies in the world within the next five years. In this new era, led by Executive… Read More »