Tag Archives: Payment Cards

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 »

Introducing the Amazon Business American Express Card for Small Businesses in the U.S.

By | October 23, 2018

American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched the Amazon Business American Express Card today. The card, with no annual credit card fee, features rich rewards, greater visibility into each transaction, and provides an enhanced checkout experience on Amazon Business and Amazon.com that empowers small businesses to make the best financing choice purchase by purchase. Card Members… Read More »

Creating a Better Digital Checkout Experience

By | October 23, 2018

Consumers are expected to purchase $2.65 trillion of physical goods on websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms globally in 2018, up from $2.24 trillion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. While digital commerce has become a preferred way to shop for many consumers, we continue to hear from consumers and merchants that the online checkout process remains… Read More »

MCO Visa Cards Start Shipping in Singapore

By | October 22, 2018

Today, MCO Visa Cards began shipping to customers in Singapore. The MCO Visa Card is a prepaid card range that features high-end metal cards with no annual or monthly fees, airport lounge access for select cards, free ATM withdrawals, tap-and-pay functionality, and competitive interbank rates. Reservations for the MCO Visa Card are made using a mobile wallet app which… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Worldpay and IDEMIA introduce MOTION CODE debit cards to financial institutions in the U.S.

By | June 12, 2018

CINCINNATI, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vantiv, now Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP) and IDEMIA are spearheading the first North American pilot of the MOTION CODE™ debit card, a dynamic payment card that aids in the fight against card-not-present (CNP) fraud and against hackers to offset the repercussions banks face as a result of data breaches. The average cost of a data breach in the U.S.… Read More »

JSC Russian Agriculture Bank Enables Acceptance of JCB Cards in Russia

By | June 1, 2018

Moscow and Tokyo, June 1, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – JSC Russian Agriculture Bank (“RSHB”) and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., are pleased to announce the launch of JCB card acceptance on the RSHB ATM and POS terminal network. RSHB’s acquiring network includes 3,800 ATMs, 1,700 info-kiosk terminals and more than 10,500 POS… Read More »

Vietnamese banks urged to smarten up magnetic stripe cards amidst information theft

By | May 25, 2018

Card replacement costs about $1 each and there are about 70 million local cards.  Vietnam is urging for a bank card upgrade from magnetic stripe to chip in order to prevent information theft.  Authorities need to rush the completion of a chip card system, said Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam in a… Read More »

CIMB Niaga launches a new product with JCB, CIMB Niaga Indosat Ooredoo Card

By | April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 Jakarta: PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, PT Indosat Tbk and PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd. which is the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have launched a credit card of CIMB Niaga Indosat Ooredoo Card. The launch of the product was conducted by CIMB Niaga Consumer Business Director,… 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 »

Russian Standard Bank is to provide high-level security for online transactions with JCB Cards in Russia

By | March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018, Moscow and Tokyo: Russian Standard Bank and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced that Russian Standard Bank is to provide high-level security for online transactions with JCB Cards in Russia. The security of online transactions is supported by 3-D Secure technology. This is a procedure for additional authentication… Read More »

Chunghwa Post plans contactless Visa debit cards

By | February 27, 2018

Chunghwa Post plans to start issuing contactless Visa debit cards in July that allow people to pay with their post office accounts. The state-run company said it would also provide an instant pick-up service that allows people to pick up their new contactless debit cards only a few minutes after they apply, instead of having to wait for… Read More »

Entrust Datacard and Gemalto partner to deploy effortless and affordable instant issuance

By | February 7, 2018

Austin, TX – 7 February, 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security and  #1 payment card supplier, has joined forces with Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, to provide a unique, SaaS-based instant issuance solution for U.S. financial institutions. Instant issuance is a must-have for financial institutions In 2006,… Read More »

Mountain America Credit Union Becomes the First Financial Institution in USA to Trial Biometric Payment Cards

By | January 31, 2018

Mountain America Credit Union has recently announced to have partnered with VISA for the first North American trial of EMV Biometric Payment Cards. The trial, which is expected to begin late February, will be conducted among 130 key Mountain America and VISA US employees and will last for about 45 days. Mountain America will use dual interface EMV Biometric… Read More »

US Payments Forum Winter 2018 Market Snapshot: EMV Enablement Growth in New Markets, Predictions for Contactless Payments in Transit, Prioritizing Online Transaction Security

By | January 29, 2018

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Payments Forum today released its winter 2018 market snapshot, providing updates on the status of the U.S. EMV chip migration and contactless payments, 2018 priorities to address technologies for securing online transactions, and recently-released resources for the payments industry. State of the Market: EMV Enablement Growth in Retail Petroleum and… Read More »

Unistream Bank Cards Went Contactless

By | January 25, 2018

  MOSCOW, January 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) –Unistream Bank now offers a more convenient and simple way of payment for everyday purchases via contactless Visa cards. To make a payment, all it takes is putting the card to the terminal to process in a few seconds; there is no need to hand it over to a cashier for a transaction.… Read More »

Discover Increases Acceptance in Hong Kong

By | January 20, 2018

Riverwoods, Illinois, Jan 18, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover Financial Services, will expand card acceptance at key merchants in Hong Kong by working with First Data and JCB International, the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (referred to below as “JCB”).  To expand into Hong Kong, Discover Global Network… Read More »