Cardtek to Explore the Potential of Wearable Wallet Technology at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit

By | March 23, 2017

ORLANDO, FL – 23 Mar, 2017 – Cardtek, a leading payment technologies provider, today announced that Co-Founder and General Manager of Digital Payments, Erdal Yazmaci, will be speaking at the 10th annual Smart Card Alliance Payment Summit being held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, March 27-30.  Mr. Yazmaci will speak on Thursday, March 30th at 10:45 am and will discuss how… Read More »

Samsung, Smartlink and Ingenico Introduce the “Contactless Companion Platform” To Enable “Digital Cash for Everyone”

By | March 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of the “Contactless Companion Platform (CCP)” together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink  and Ingenico, built with its industry leading dual interface smart card chip for multiple applications and form factors.   As the smart card chip provider, Samsung introduces a disruptive contactless concept with both… Read More »

ID4Africa Releases Results of its 2017 Government ID Survey

By | March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 –  ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has released a detailed annual survey of African governments focused on understanding the continent’s identification requirements. The survey found that Africa’s priorities are focused on pragmatically putting in place and operationalizing robust, high coverage… Read More »

Gambia – Issuance of ID Cards, Passports Suspended

By | March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 From now on, the Gambia Immigration Department will not be issuing any ID card or passport until further notice as the government embarks on “a comprehensive review” of the process of issuance of such documents. “The Ministry of the Interior hereby informs the general public that it has decided to temporarily suspend the printing… Read More »

FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

By | March 22, 2017

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel… Read More »

Malaysia – Maybank partners Alipay to provide contactless payments service from May

By | March 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is partnering China’s Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, to provide Alipay users travelling in Malaysia with contactless payment service when they make purchases at selected merchants in Malaysia. The new service, available from May 2017 onwards, will see Alipay being accepted at… Read More »

Thanks to OT, Andorra Has the Most Secure Passport in Europe

By | March 22, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™technology. OT’s Lasink™ technology is used to bolster passport security and specifically passport photos. The 5-year contract covers passports, enrolment stations and photo booths.… Read More »

Wearable Payments Firm Secures Major Watch Brands For Launch

By | March 21, 2017

Contactless wearable payments company Tappy Technologies has secured renowned international watch brands ahead of its launch this week. The launch partnership will see Tappy’s payment technology embedded into traditional timepieces from partners including: Ted Baker, Mondaine, Technos, NEWATCH and SAGA. Tappy is a specialist in contactless wearable payments and is a Global Wearable Program Partner of leading banks… Read More »

Evolis – Annual Earnings 2016

By | March 21, 2017

Angers, 21 March 2017 – Evolis, world leader in plastic card customisation solutions, is announcing its earnings for FY 2016 approved by its board of directors on 16 March 2017. In M€ 2016 2015 Change Sales 76,9 76,7 +0,3% Operating income 13,6 14,8 -8,3%              Op. margin in % of sales 17,7% 19,3% -1,6pts Financial income 0,5 0,5 0% Income… Read More »

Ghana – Make Passport Processing Less Cumbersome for Applicants – NPP MP

By | March 21, 2017

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya Sekyere East has called on government to make the passport acquisition process less cumbersome for applicants. Mavis Nkansah Boadu who spoke on the floor of Parliament during discussions on the 2017 budget Monday said the current process makes it difficult for Ghanaians both home and abroad to acquire passport… Read More »

India – Linking of Aadhaar With Ration Cards Temporarily Stopped

By | March 21, 2017

Even as a large number of people were running from pillar to post to link Aadhaar and ‘unblock’ their ration cards that were earlier blocked for non-linking of Aadhaar, the State government has temporarily stopped this process without any announcements to facilitate issuance of smart cards from April 1. An official from Madurai north taluk said that access… Read More »

UK – Another Step Forward for Birmingham’s Answer to the Oyster Card

By | March 21, 2017

Birmingham’s Oyster-style travel card can now be used on local train services opening it up to thousands of more commuters. The Swift card, already used on buses and trams, will now be accepted on London Midland, Chiltern, Virgin, Arriva and Cross Country train services within the West Midlands area. A total of 12,000 rail commuters who currently use… Read More »

Isle of Man – Launch of Go Silver Smart Cards

By | March 21, 2017

Go Silver smart cards will be issued to around 21,000 senior citizen residents on the island over a 3 to 4 week period from week commencing Monday 3rd April.  The card replaces the 60+ senior citizen concessionary travel pass currently used.  The new ‘touch and travel’ card will require to be scanned on each journey made. The 60+… Read More »

Identiv to Showcase Portfolio of Smart Card-Based Solutions at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017

By | March 21, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (INVE) today announced that it will present its portfolio of smart card-based products and solutions for securing access to data and protecting identities at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017. The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile… Read More »

Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

By | March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM,… Read More »

Romania Plans to Introduce Electronic ID Cards

By | March 21, 2017

Romania may replace the current identity cards with electronic ID cards that would also allow holders to login to public administration platforms for various electronic services. The Romanian Ministry of Interior announced that it has put up for public debate a draft law on the introduction of electronic ID cards. According to the Ministry’s statement, this draft law is… Read More »

Nigeria’s e-Passport Database In Malaysian Firm’s Custody

By | March 21, 2017

By Chima Akwaja, By Christy Nwaogu — Mar 21, 2017 3:46 am | Leave a comment The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is not in charge of the country’s e-passport central database where all travel documents of its citizens are stored. Investigations by LEADERSHIP has revealed that over ten years after the federal government, through the NIS, entered into… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards AB Expects An Even Weaker Q1 And The Short-term Challenges To Prevail In Q2

By | March 21, 2017

Press releaseMarch 21, 2017 Fingerprint Cards AB expects an even weaker Q1 and the short-term challenges to prevail in Q2 As the short-term challenges are expected to continue in Q2, Fingerprint Cards AB cannot confirm its communicated guidance for revenues and profitability for full year 2017. The previously communicated guidance for 2017 revenues was estimated to amount to… Read More »