Tag Archives: Biometric Payment Cards

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 »

Infineon and NEXT Biometrics Introduce Biometric Smart Card Reference Design

By | November 8, 2018

MUNICH, Germany and OSLO, Norway – November 8, 2018 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the global leader in smart card payment solutions and NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, have joined together to create a reference design for biometric payment cards. The reference platform incorporates all necessary elements to develop… Read More »

Zwipe announces major technological achievement – reducing card power consumption by 70%

By | November 7, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – November 7, 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that it has achieved a 70% reduction in power consumption as compared to its already market leading power harvesting, dual interface biometric payment card offering while simultaneously reducing cost. Speaking on this latest development, André Løvestam, CEO at Zwipe said “minimized power consumption, optimized processing capabilities… 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 »

Goode Intelligence forecasts that almost 579 million biometric payment cards will be in use around the world by 2023 to enable frictionless customer authentication for higher-value contactless card transactions

By | October 18, 2018

London, United Kingdom – 18 October 2018 – Goode Intelligence’s (www.goodeintelligence.com) latest research, Biometrics for Payments; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition, reveals that biometrics has become an important tool in the fight against fraud in almost all of the channels that payment is supported.  Goode Intelligence predicts that there will be over 2.6… Read More »

Societe Generale, the first bank in France to experiment with the biometric card

By | October 18, 2018

After having been the first bank in France to launch a new generation card equipped with a dynamic card verification value / code already adopted by more than 400,0000 clients*, Societe Generale is now experimenting with the biometric bank card. Contactless payment is now widely accepted among French people, with almost two billion transactions forecast in 2018**.In order… Read More »

Antonio D’Albore Publishes Article on Biometric Payment Cards on PSD Group’s InFocus

By | October 2, 2018

I am glad to announce to my readers that I have contributed to the Payment InFocus – Autumn 2018, with an article on Biometric Payment Cards. Article is available here. Let me take this opportunity to thank you Mrs. Charlotte Hackett, Specialist in Payment and Biometric at PSD. InFocus is a periodical online publication produced by PSD. PSD… 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 »

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 »

Biometrics in Payment – New SPA Analysis and Position Paper

By | May 31, 2018

The Smart Payment Association (SPA), a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by world’s leading secure payment technology providers, published Biometric in Payment – Breaking down barriers with high value payments, a very interesting paper on biometric payment cards. The paper can be downloaded here.

SmartMetric Reports 80% Of Credit Card Holders Are Concerned About Card Fraud While Other Research Shows 74% Of Consumers Value Security Over Rewards When Deciding Between Credit Cards

By | May 11, 2018

NEW YORK, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – Security for credit card users is the single biggest issue uppermost in their minds.  SmartMetric contracted an independent research company that surveyed Visa Credit Card holders in the United States.  80 percent of the surveyed Visa credit card holders said that they were concerned about credit card… Read More »

Mastercard Pioneers Remote Biometric Card Enrollment

By | May 1, 2018

MIAMI, FL – May 1, 2018 – Mastercard today unveiled a technology advancement for its biometric cards. With biometrics representing the next generation in securing payments, Mastercard developed a way for people to easily and conveniently register their fingerprint onto the biometric card in the comfort of their home. Mastercard is on a mission to eliminate the use of… Read More »

areeba introduces Gemalto’s contactless biometric payment card to the Middle East

By | April 15, 2018

• Revolutionary contact and contactless card replaces PINs with a built-in fingerprint scanner  • Biometric card will work with thousands of standard POS terminals across Lebanon  • areeba’s new initiative is a first for the MEA region  Dubai, 15 April 2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying its Visa biometric contactless EMV bank card to… Read More »

Malaysia – More investment in new tech

By | April 6, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia welcomes more establishment of companies which embrace elements of new technologies such as smart manufacturing, Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0.Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said the significant investment by Tactilis Sdn Bhd in Bayan Lepas, for example, would create business and job opportunities for Malaysians including adopting the technology in… 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 »

IDEMIA and JCB partner to launch the first F-Code payment card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up for biometric payments in Japan and within regional JCB core markets. F-Code reinforces the user’s security and privacy by ensuring a unique and universal identification. It also helps retailers speed up the check-out process as well as enabling banks and… Read More »

Biometric Payment Cards to Boost Banking Industry Security

By | November 7, 2017

OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK – 07 Nov 2017 ABI Research finds that biometric technologies are steadily growing their presence in more banking applications, with embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards being the latest addition finally ready to go public. Fingerprint embedded payment cards will enjoy an impressive growth over the next years reaching 160 million shipments by 2022 with… Read More »