Tag Archives: Singapore

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 »

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 »

Report and Conclusions from Powered & Next-Generation Cards: 17-18 July 2018

By | July 27, 2018

The 2nd Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference, organised by APSCA, was held on 17-18 July in Singapore. The first day focused on manufacturing next-generation cards. The second day was a Biometric Payment Card Seminar. Who was there Participants from 15 markets in Asia, Europe and North America attended the conference. As well as leading card manufacturers, technology enablers… 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 »

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 »

Novoflex Pte Ltd Launches Industry-Disrupting Process for Assembling SIM Cards for the Telco Industry

By | November 1, 2017

 Dramatically simplifies the card assembly process and eliminates the need for substrates  Delivers substantial cost-savings to card manufacturers and operators SIM cards assembled with the new process issued by leading mobile operators across India and Indonesia Patented worldwide; orders from major SIM card vendors globally SINGAPORE, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based smart card innovator NovoFlex today announces Secure Authenticable Identification Laminates (sAiL)™, a… Read More »

Singapore – ICA Introduces New Design For Singapore Biometric Passport With Additional Security Features

By | October 26, 2017

 The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is introducing a new design for the Singapore biometric passport with additional security features.  New visa page designs and additional security features  2        The new passport design will come with new visa page designs and additional security features that make the passport harder to forge or be tampered with.… Read More »

World’s first in-school wearable tech savings & payments programme “POSB Smart Buddy” launches in 19 schools

By | August 16, 2017

 Some 6,000 students are participating in the POSB Smart Buddy programme The programme outfits schools with digital payment infrastructure, provides students watches with digital payment and fitness tracking capabilities, and comes with a mobile app for parents   SINGAPORE,16 August 2017 – POSB today celebrates the official launch of a global first – the POSB Smart Buddy programme /… Read More »

Singapore – JOINT NEWS RELEASE BY THE LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (LTA) & TRANSITLINK – TOWARDS A CASHLESS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM BY 2020

By | August 11, 2017

 The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and TransitLink are working towards a fully cashless vision for public transport by 2020. This is in line with our Smart Nation efforts. 2.  To realise this vision, LTA and TransitLink will launch a series of initiatives where commuters will no longer use cash to pay for rides or to top up stored-value… Read More »

Bank of China to release Sheng Siong credit cards

By | July 21, 2017

These contactless cards offer 12% cash rebates. As part of efforts to drive Singapore’s cashless agenda, the Bank of China Singapore Branch (BOCSG) and local supermarket chain Sheng Siong launched a new contactless credit card that offers up to 12% cash rebate across all stores. According to a joint release, the cash rebate is the highest amongst grocery… Read More »

Singapore – British duo jailed for credit card fraud

By | June 9, 2017

A British duo, who were working for a syndicate, were each jailed for three years and four months on Friday (June 9) after using counterfeit credit cards to shop for luxury items in Singapore. Kent University undergraduate Neelima Ahmed, 21, and retail assistant Lorenzo Giacomo Dentamaro, 20, each pleaded guilty to four counts of being in possession of… Read More »

Nearly 9 in 10 Singaporeans prefer to pay by card or mobile wallet than cash: Visa survey

By | May 16, 2017

SINGAPORE – A big majority of Singaporeans prefer making payments electronically over using cash, a new poll has found. According to the survey conducted by Visa, 87 per cent of Singaporeans prefer to make electronic payments instead of using cash. This is up 11 per cent from the previous year’s survey and also represents the highest preference for… Read More »

Top-level Market Analysis Singapore Cards and Payments Industry

By | April 20, 2017

Latest industry research report on: Singapore Cards and Payments Market : Industry Size, Share, Research, Reviews, Analysis, Strategies, Demand, Growth, Segmentation, Parameters, Forecasts GlobalDatas “The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020”, report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Singaporean cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a… Read More »