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ICICI Bank launches co-branded credit card with Amazon

By | October 30, 2018

Mumbai: ICICI Bank, today announced the launch of a co-branded credit card in an exclusive partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’, the online payment platform of the global e-commerce company Amazon. Christened, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’, the card offers best in the industry rewards points programme for the digitally savvy customers. This is the first card in the country to… Read More »

IndusInd Bank launches ‘IndusInd Bank Duo Card’ – India’s first two chip debit cum credit card

By | October 10, 2018

Mumbai – October 10, 2018 IndusInd Bank today launched the IndusInd Bank Duo Card which is India’s first 2 EMV chip debit cum credit card. This two-in-one Duo Card with two Magnetic Stripes & 2 EMV Chips brings the functionalities of  both debit and credit cards to the Indian consumer, on one plastic. With a range of benefits… Read More »

IDMERIT Provides Verification for India’s Government Identity Documents

By | September 19, 2018

  SAN DIEGO – September 19, 2018 – IDMERIT, a leading provider of global identity verification solutions, announced today that they can now verify most of India’s government identity documents using IDMvalidate, an app that provides next-generation consumer identity authentication and verification of government issued identity documents.   With over 1.3 billion people, India has struggled with implementing a unified identity… 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 »

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 »

Delhi: Metro staffer, two others held for recharge card fraud

By | June 7, 2018

Delhi Police have arrested three persons, including a contractual employee with the Delhi Metro, for allegedly distributing recharged Metro smart cards to passengers for half the rate. According to the Delhi Metro Police, the accused — identified as Rajesh Maurya (26), a contractual employee posted in Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) unit of Delhi Metro, Anil Kumar (27) and… Read More »

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closes token counters to promote smart cards

By | May 25, 2018

In order to promote the usage of smart cards or ticket vending machines (TVM), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is closing down counters at Metro stations that have less footfall. Keeping in tandem with this plan, all the Metro stations being developed under Phase III, will only have TVMs. Only interchange Metro stations will have the facility… Read More »

India – Apple Watch: Airtel threatens to drag Reliance Jio to court

By | May 21, 2018

The country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, has threatened to take legal action against Reliance Jio for blaming it for violating unified licence (UL) conditions relating to setting up of network infrastructure for pairing Apple’s Watch Series 3 with iPhone in the country. “We assure the government that all information relating to customers, network nodes etc along with provisions… Read More »

Govt gives a green signal to eSIMs in India

By | May 18, 2018

he Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday issued guidelines regarding Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) that are used in devices such as Apple Watch, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services in India. Mobile users will not have to buy a new SIM while changing service provider or while buying a new connection, DoT stated in the new guidelines allowing the use… Read More »

India – BMTC in a fix over issuing smart cards to students

By | May 18, 2018

Strict guidelines by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on issuing smart cards to bus passengers has put the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in a fix. Officials said that as per the guidelines, all smart cards can only be issued after a commuter provides documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence or Aadhaar card. BMTC officials… Read More »

India – DoT issues guidelines for M2M number verification, allows eSIMs

By | May 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: The telecom department has asked carriers that are offering machine to machine (M2M) services to follow KYC norms before issuing SIMs for the service which will have restricted features such as calls and data will be limited to one and two numbers, respectively.  In a notice issued on Wednesday, DoT said that in cases where the… Read More »

India – More than half of Metro commuters use smartcards

By | May 16, 2018

BENGALURU: Namma Metro commuters are going smart. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) statistics show around 60% of those travelling on Purple Line (Byappanahalli-Mysuru Road) and 51% on Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli) are using smartcards. With BMRCL providing patrons a 15% discount on fares, more passengers now prefer cards over tokens. While the number of travellers using smartcards on Purple Line has increased from 15% in 2012… Read More »

India – Soon, pay taxes, bills with Corporation smart cards

By | May 15, 2018

Civic body to roll out cards in June; to offer discounts With the support of ICICI Bank, the Chennai Corporation will roll out its smart card project by the end of June, facilitating payment for civic services of three departments. “In the first phase, the smart card will be used for payment of property tax, profession tax, water… Read More »

India – Reliance Jio wants govt to stop Airtel eSIM on Apple watches

By | May 14, 2018

Rival telecom players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have crossed swords yet again with the Mukesh Ambani-led startup accusing the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm of violating rules to offer eSIM services on Apple watches. Latest entrant Jio has filed a complaint with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) alleging that Airtel has located the network node, crucial to provide… Read More »

E-Gates to give immigration clearance in seconds to citizens of select countries

By | May 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: Come January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters as the government plans to install special automated kiosks for speedy document and identity verification. Low-risk travellers from select countries from January 2019 can enter India without standing in long queues at immigration counters as the government has… Read More »

India – With open-loop smart card a dud, BMTC plans closed-loop ones

By | May 11, 2018

BENGALURU: With the Reserve Bank of India’s tougher know your customer (KYC) norms hitting Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s cashless expansion plans, the state-run bus corporation is now mulling closed-loop smart cards. BMTC’s present open-loop smart card was unveiled in June 2016, but the corporation delayed its implementation due to technical glitches. The card, a cashless facility, was launched in conjunction… Read More »

Transport Payments South Asia 2018

By | February 22, 2018

The 2017 APSCA India meetings focused on analysing the state of transport payments in India. In 2018 we move to the planning and execution phase. The Transport Payments South Asia 2018 conference therefore shifts to helping stakeholders develop an implementation roadmap for 21st century transport payments. The first step is understanding the business issues for transport revenue collection,… Read More »

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 »