Tag Archives: UK

UK consumers excited by the new biometric payment cards

By | October 29, 2018

London, 29 October 2018 – More than half of UK consumers (54 percent) would be ready to use biometric payment cards if they were available at their bank today, according to new research revealed by digital security leader Gemalto and conducted by GfK*.  For 82 percent of them, it would even become their preferred payment card – generating a clear ‘top… Read More »

SDW 2018

By | June 25, 2018

SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, 2018 – QEII Centre, London, UK SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.  In-depth SDW Conference – 25-27 June 2018… Read More »

Gemalto awarded multi-year service contract for new British passports

By | April 23, 2018

London, 23 April ​​​2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announces it has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services.  Gemalto, an international security company with substantial operations in the UK, won the contract following a… Read More »

Business progress update and invitation to IDEX Capital Markets Day in London on 2 November

By | October 24, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 24 October 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass market applications, is pleased to issue this invitation to a Capital Markets Day in London on 2 November from 10am GMT. The event will be held at The Clubhouse Bank at 1 Angel Court, in the City of London. The IDEX executive… Read More »

UK – Touch and go! Nottingham public transport to go contactless

By | October 20, 2017

Nottingham is set to become the first city outside London where people can pay for their bus and tram journeys using contactless bank cards and phones. The news follows a successful bid by the City Council for £2.4m from the Department for Transport to develop the technology, which will also include a daily cap on fares already enjoyed… Read More »

UK – ALL McGill’s Buses Getting Contactless Payment By End Of 2017

By | October 17, 2017

CONTACTLESS payment is being introduced on all McGill’s buses by the end of the year. Customers will be able to buy their single, return, all-day and weekly tickets -– up to the value of £30 -– with their Contactless bank cards or enabled mobile devices. The Greenock-based company has already started rolling out Contactless, with Erskine to Glasgow… Read More »

UK – Southern Vectis Introduces Contactless Payment

By | October 8, 2017

Bus passengers will find it easier to pay for travel across the Isle of Wight from now on – thanks to the introduction of contactless payments by Southern Vectis. The first of its buses to leave the depot with the new technology is a brand new ADL Enviro 400 MMC double decker vehicle. Southern Vectis Managing Director, Andrew… Read More »

UK – Contactless payment introduced on Isle of Wight buses

By | October 6, 2017

CONTACTLESS payments have been introduced on Isle of Wight buses. Southern Vectis passengers on all buses will be able to tap their card or smartphone from today (Friday). The first bus equipped with the new technology, a double decker with the latest low emissions Euro 6 engine, left the depot this morning.   Managing director Andrew Wickham said:… Read More »

UK – ‘Contactless by 2019’ – Transport for Greater Manchester promises improvements to much-maligned smart-ticketing system

By | September 27, 2017

After coming in for heavy criticism, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has admitted its new smart-ticketing system is “not yet where we want [it] to be”, but has laid out a longer-term plan for the platform that includes contactless payment and Oyster-style top-up.   The Get Me There scheme includes an app and a smart card – dubbed… Read More »

Weymouth manufacturer, Magicard, celebrating highly-successful first year as independent company

By | September 12, 2017

A Weymouth manufacturer is celebrating its highly-successful first year as an independent company. Magicard Ltd, based on the Granby Industrial Estate, recently celebrated its first anniversary as an independent company since its private-equity backed management buy out (MBO) from Ultra Electronics Group. With all manufacturing operations still in its UK facility, Magicard’s secure ID card printers are installed… Read More »

UK – Skimmer sentenced and deported

By | September 12, 2017

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of “skimmers” on Camden-area ATMs appears to have been deported. The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested Gheorghe Iordache, 42, whose last known address was in Florence, on April 18. According to online Kershaw County Clerk… Read More »

UK – North Devon Council car parks now accept card and contactless payments

By | September 5, 2017

Updated parking machines in council’s car parks now accept cards and mobile phone payments Users of North Devon Council car parks can now pay for their parking using a card or contactless payment. The council has updated its parking machines to accept cards, including with Apple Pay and Android Pay, if you don’t have any cash. Users can… Read More »

Rose Bruford College in the UK choses Zwipe Access

By | August 21, 2017

  OSLO, NORWAY – 21 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has chosen Zwipe Access as the preferred solution for the prestigious school’s security needs both for students and staff. The deployment of the Zwipe biometric solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s  distribution… Read More »

ESN Media Sponsor of Wired Security 2017

By | August 12, 2017

  Embedded Security News is proud to announce its sponsorship as official Media Partner to Wired Security 2017: Cybersecurity for individuals and enterprise that will be held in London on 28 Sep 2017. From DDoS attacks to data manipulation, new cybersecurity regulations to organised fraud, businesses and consumers alike are faced with ever greater levels of security threats.… Read More »

Somerset Waste Partnership ton only accept card payments from next month

By | August 8, 2017

THE old saying ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ is being put to bed across Somerset next month. The county’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday, September 1, with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards. The only exceptions will be the £2 cash entry fees for Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites,… Read More »

UK – Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

By | August 7, 2017

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations. Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit. However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said “alot of people don’t carry cash on them anymore.” A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the… Read More »