Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

By | January 23, 2019

On 23-24 January 2019, APSCA will organise Digital Commerce Asia Pacific at the Renaissance Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of this industry event is to explore which of the two roadmaps now driving retail payments in Asia – fintech or card-based payments – will achieve the greatest success in expanding the e-payments business?​ Digital Commerce… Read More »

Zwipe and Allcard Inc. announce battery-less biometric payment card partnership

By | November 15, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 15 NOVEMBER 2018 – Biometric technology company, Zwipe along with the leading payment card manufacturer in the Philippines, Allcard Inc., have partnered to launch battery-less dual-interface biometric payment cards with customers in the region. Allcard is the only end-to-end card solutions provider in the Philippines with a wholly-owned local card production facility and is also a Mastercard and… Read More »

Seamless Vietnam 2018

By | November 7, 2018

Held on 7-8 November 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Seamless Vietnam 2018 highlights the future of commerce. The largest FREE conference and exhibition in Vietnam, featuring over 110 FREE conference sessions, 40+ exhibitors and over 1,500 attendees. It is a large-scale exhibition featuring the latest technologies and a free to attend conference with over four dedicated theatres… Read More »

KEOLABS selected by BCTC for EMVCo 3.0

By | October 16, 2018

As a leading provider of test tools for the EMV® Level 1 Contactless market, KEOLABS has been selected by BCTC for their EMVCo 3.0 test bench upgrading 16 October 2018, Montbonnot, FRANCE – EMVCo, after issuing the release v3.0 of its analog and digital test cases for cards, mobiles and readers, will soon start the qualification of testing laboratories for… Read More »

Vinaphone to deploy eSIM technology in Vietnam

By | October 3, 2018

VinaPhone, a member of VNPT is working with partners to select technical options to use eSIM for VinaPhone subscribers. eSIM, the nascent technology which is expected to change the world in the near future,  for the first time was used in Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch marketed in 2016. eSIM is used in Apple’s latest two flagships – iPhone… Read More »

IDEMIA launches its Asia Pacific headquarters and Innovation Centre in Singapore

By | October 3, 2018

Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, its status as a leading innovation and financial hub, and gateway to the rest of Asia Pacific made the city-state an attractive location for IDEMIA to establish its regional headquarters. Located at 21 Media Circle, the headquarters also incorporates an Innovation Centre highlighting the Group’s commitment to the region while reinforcing IDEMIA’s vision of securing identities with convenience in this digital… 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 »

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 »

Zwipe & Silone CardTech Announce Partnership

By | August 28, 2018

SHENZHEN, CHINA – 28 AUGUST 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and Silone CardTech, a VISA, Mastercard, China UnionPay and JCB certified card manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China have announced a partnership to launch battery-less dual interface biometric payment cards with banks and loyalty programs in China. Commenting on the partnership, CEO of Silone CardTech, William Ju said “We thoroughly evaluated… Read More »

Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank to Launch OCB-JCB Credit and Debit Card in Vietnam

By | August 27, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo, Aug 27, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB), a commercial joint stock bank in Vietnam, and JCB International Co. Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), today announced the launch of OCB-JCB Credit and Debit Card in Vietnam. The holders of OCB-JCB Card can… Read More »

IDEMIA is the first Certified Card Manufacturer in India for Contactless RuPay chip cards, with the facility to load multiple payment applications on a single card

By | July 27, 2018

IDEMIA today announced that it is the first and, to date, only one to be certified to manufacture and personalise RuPay chip contact and contactless cards, on the qSPARC v2 platform. qSPARC is a Dual Interface Open loop payment specification, with the option of loading multiple payment applications on a single card. This certification is issued by NPCI, after… Read More »

Commencement of construction of Hua Hong’s newest base for IC research, development and manufacturing

By | July 25, 2018

WUXI, China, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Commencement Ceremony was held for the first set of 2018 major projects in the Wuxi High-Tech Development Zone in the first half of the year, marked by the start of construction of Hua Hong’s IC research, development and manufacturing base in Wuxi. The rapid development and increased investment into applications such as… Read More »

Powered and Next Generation Cards

By | July 17, 2018

Last year APSCA organised the world’s first conference and exhibition on Powered and Next-Generation Cards. In 2018 this trailblazing industry event takes a deeper dive into next-generation card products that are now being launched by innovative issuers around the world, particularly biometric payment cards. The Powered and Next-Generation Cards conference will combine thought leadership, innovation and best practices… Read More »

Thailand – BTS to replace single-trip magnetic cards with Thin Cards

By | June 21, 2018

Bangkok – BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited will replace the single-trip magnetic cards with smart cards, also known as Thin Cards to accommodate skytrain expansion. The CEO of the BTS, Surapong Laoha-Unya, said on Tuesday that the company would like to apologize to skytrain commuters, as the use of single-trip or one-day magnetic cards may encounter inconveniences at… Read More »

Thailand – Holders of the ‘poor man’s debit card’ can ride subway from next month

By | June 14, 2018

Holders of state welfare smartcards will be allowed to use them to pay for subway fares starting late next month. Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said on Thursday that holders of the welfare cards, dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, can register with the MRT to use the subway service from July 6 to… Read More »

Nepal – Govt vows to issue over 300,000 driving licences by mid-August

By | June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018-The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has said it will complete distribution more than 300,000 smart driving licences by mid-August. Around 400,000 licence cards and additional printing equipment have been procured to ensure the process is completed within two months, according to the department. Apart from 200,000 driving licences to be issued to new-riders, the department… Read More »

Hong Kong – Why Octopus Cards needs new business initiatives

By | June 12, 2018

As competition heats up in Hong Kong’s e-payments market, the city’s dominant smart-card operator, Octopus Cards Ltd., is seeking to expand into a new business segment: online shopping payments. The company, whose stored-value cards are used daily by millions of Hongkongers to pay for public transport and other small transactions, feels it needs to look beyond its traditional… Read More »

South Korea – Touch Your Finger and Your Bill Gets Paid

By | June 11, 2018

The Korean credit card industry is introducing the so-called FingPay, which allows users to pay for bills by putting their finger on the terminal. Shinhan Card, BC Card, and Hana Card announced on June 10 that they would introduce FingPay, a non-media convenient payment system that uses finger vein authentication, in partnership with LG Hitachi and Nice Information… Read More »

Thailand – ‘Poor’s debit card’ will soon work on QR-code payment system, says Commerce Minister

By | June 11, 2018

Lower-income people will be able to use their electronic welfare cards to buy goods from shops that support the QR-code payment system starting next month, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Monday. Holders of the state welfare chip cards, which are dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, have complained that not enough of the so-called blue-flag shops have… Read More »