Tag Archives: Mastercard

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 »

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 »

New Partnership Aims to Make Payments More Sustainable

By | October 19, 2018

PURCHASE, NY – October 19, 2018 – For many years, the idea of going green in payments has been limited to linking purchases and accounts with donations to environmental causes and carbon offsets. These programs have had an impact in terms of awareness and raising much-needed funds. Now, there’s an opportunity to put these efforts into action across a… Read More »

purewrist® Announces Global Availability of Its Contactless MasterCard-Certified EMV Payment and Transaction Wristband Based on NXP SmartMX Technology

By | October 19, 2018

NEW YORK (PRWEB) OCTOBER 19, 2018 Purewrist®, makers of a contactless payment and OEM transaction wristband, today announced the global commercial availability of its secure EMV-compliant, white-label payment platform, which recently received full certification from MasterCard. The wristband is based on NXP® Semiconductor’s SmartMX® platform for highly secure and fast data transactions with billions of ICs serving banks and government… Read More »

Signing Off: Mastercard Moves Beyond Signatures Worldwide

By | October 18, 2018

Mastercard is the first network to make signatures optional on the card and in the store PURCHASE, NY – October 18, 2018 – As advancements in technology and security change how people pay and verify their identity, Mastercard today announced that cardholder signatures will now be optional, both on the card and on receipts. For cardholders, not needing to sign creates a… 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 »

Powered and Next-Generation Cards – The Only Event of the Year Focusing on Biometric Smart Cards

By | June 21, 2018

The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) is back with the year 2018 edition of the world’s only conference fully dedicated to Powered and Next Generation Cards. This year there will be strong focus on Biometric Smart Cards with presentations and a seminar that will be participated by leading payment networks. The conference, that this year will be… Read More »

PACK-SMART’s CAT 3500 Is the solution to Card Quality Management (CQM) Payment Standard Compliance Issues!

By | June 13, 2018

Toronto – June 13th, 2018 – Card manufacturers and personalization bureaus worldwide have been experiencing challenges to comply to the payment brands quality standards. For instance, Mastercard’s CQM (Card Quality Management) for Dual Interface Cards, requires 100% of the cards, fitted with antenna design, other than Wire Embedding, and mechanically personalized (Embossed and/or Indented), to have Antenna Functionalitytested for every card.… Read More »

Salah Goss to lead Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Kenya

By | June 11, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya – 11 June 2018 – Mastercard announced today that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. In her new role, Salah will oversee the development of digital solutions that positively… Read More »

NXP, Mastercard and Visa Transform Mobile Payments for Billions of IoT Devices

By | June 7, 2018

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) in collaboration with Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Visa today announced the launch of its new mWallet 2GO, a white label wallet service developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform. With the new service, NXP is first in the industry to offer the full scope of mobile wallet development in… Read More »

National Bank of Kuwait and Mastercard make GCC debut of pioneering biometric solutions

By | May 14, 2018

Identity Check offers an innovative authentication solution for online transactions, while biometric card features an embedded fingerprint sensor to provide an additional layer of security when making payments in-store Answering the market’s growing demand for increased convenience and security associated with biometric technology, National Bank of Kuwait and Mastercardannounced two pioneering biometric solutions designed to improve online and in-store shopping at… Read More »

FIME and Barnes’ joint personalization validation tool achieved latest Mastercard qualification

By | May 9, 2018

The tool greatly accelerates time to market for EMV chip cards and NFC smartphones and wearables. FIME and Barnes International today announce that their jointly-developed personalization validation tool (PVT) is qualified against the latest MastercardPVT Tool Release 2018 Requirements v11.3 March 2018, (“Mastercard Requirements”). FIME believes that the test tool significantly accelerates the certification and launch of secure chip products for… Read More »

Mastercard Names Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer

By | May 3, 2018

Purchase, N.Y. – May 3, 2018 – Mastercard announced today it has appointed Kristina Kloberdanz as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. In this newly-created role, Kloberdanz is responsible for leading Mastercard’s approach to sustainability as defined by three key pillars: being good stewards of the environment, making positive social impact, and ensuring high standards of corporate governance. She… 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 »

IDEX’s remote enrolment solution featured by Mastercard

By | May 1, 2018

1 May 2018 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, is pleased to announce that Mastercard has been working with them in the development of a remote self-enrolment solution to enable convenient and secure mass enrolment for biometric cards. “We are very pleased to have partnered with Mastercard to develop the remote enrolment… Read More »

Mastercard Retires Customer Signatures

By | April 5, 2018

PURCHASE, NY – April 5, 2018 – Mastercard announced today that merchants in the U.S. and Canada can forego cardholder signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases, effective on April 13. The goal is to speed customers through checkout lines and give merchants greater control over customer experience. Merchants will decide when to implement the change. “In our digital, fast-paced marketplace,… Read More »

Deploy your digital payment solution securely and easily via Gemalto’s platform connected to Mastercard® and Visa

By | December 12, 2017

Amsterdam, 12 December,  2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services, simplifying the way financial institutions can launchmobile payment services. Banks and other issuers are increasingly deploying multiple payment schemes for their mobile payment offering. Gemalto’s cloud-based… Read More »

Malaysia – Mastercard to complete shift from signature to pin by Jan 2018

By | October 7, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Mastercard Inc said it will reach a key milestone by January 2018 when all its debit cards feature contactless and a personal identification number (PIN)-enabled function, in a move to provide more convenience to consumers, prevent fraud and improved security. Wider contactless acceptance is expected in Malaysia, with more merchants opening up to the technology, the… Read More »

VTB Bank (Armenia) and MasterCard to issue PayPass cards

By | August 16, 2017

YEREVAN, August 16. /ARKA/. VTB Bank (Armenia) is the first bank in the country to issue MasterCard PayPass contactless payment cards. “The unique technology of PayPass is one of the most modern, fast, affordable and reliable ways of making card payments around the world,” the bank said in a press release.  It said  MasterCard PayPass payment cards have… Read More »

Foreign cards on horizon, may woo Chinese users

By | August 8, 2017

Foreign debit and credit card companies face a long fight with local electronic payment market leader UnionPay as industry supervision is still evolving and customer needs are diverse, experts said.   US card network Visa has applied for a license from China’s central bank to operate in the Chinese market, it said in an email on Friday. MasterCard,… Read More »