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Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

The electronic money issuer Treezor has deployed the SafeNet Data Protection On Demand (DPoD) platform from Thales to protect the personal and financial information of its users. The cloud-based HSM service will allow Treezor to remain compliant with data protection regulations like GDPR and the Mastercard network. “The financial industry is one of the most…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto has released a new Digital ID Wallet that holds electronic ID documents instead of cash. The mobile app allows people to store and access the digital versions of identity documents like health cards, identity cards, and driver’s licenses directly on their smartphones, consolidating multiple forms of identification in one convenient place.   “The Digital…

Gemalto Launches Identity Management System to Make Sure Everyone Gets an ID

Gemalto Launches Identity Management System to Make Sure Everyone Gets an ID

Gemalto is launching a new biometric Identity Management System (IDMS) that was built to raise inclusion and reduce the number of people with no official ID. The program is being pitched towards governments and other public institutions in the hope that it will give more citizens access to essential civic services. “A unique legal ID…

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

“The larger aim is to eliminate voter fraud by ensuring that each eligible citizen gets a single vote.” National and local elections were held yesterday in the Philippines, and biometric technology from Gemalto played a key role. The company has revealed that it was selected, together with domestic IT firm Nextix, to provide biometric voter…

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

“The trial program is a significant development for Fingerprint Cards, which has looked to the emerging biometric payment cards market as an important new business area… “ The UK bank NatWest has started its trial of biometric payment cards, and Fingerprint Cards technology is playing a role, the latter has announced. News that NatWest would…

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

“Now, since it holds over 95 percent of Gemalto’s shares, Thales has been following through on its statutory obligation to buy out the remaining shares in order to attain a 100 percent shareholding.” Just a little over 97 percent of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to Thales‘ acquisition offer, the companies have announced. It’s…

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

After months of negotiations, Thales has finally completed its acquisition of Gemalto. The final price tag was €4.8 billion, and increases Thales’s revenues to €19 billion for 2018. “With Gemalto, Thales has acquired a set of highly complementary technologies and competencies with applications in all of our five vertical markets,” said Thales Chairman and CEO…

Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

It’s official: Thales and Gemalto are merging. With the March 28th deadline for Gemalto shareholders to accept Thales’ acquisition offer now passed, the companies report that 85.58 percent of shares have been tendered, rendering the deal unconditional. As of April 1st, Gemalto will be consolidated into Thales’ financial statements, while payment of the share offer…

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto has forged a new eSIM partnership with VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecom provider in the Kingdom. Specifically, the digital security company will be providing VIVA Bahrain with a subscription management platform that allows for the remote activation of eSIM devices. “We adopt innovative trends in technology to enhance our customers’ experiences,” said VIVA Bahrain…

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

“Organizers with the GSMA say they expect MWC19 Los Angeles to attract over 22,000 attendees…” Riding on the high of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA organizers have announced details for this year’s big American event. Mobile World Congress Americas has been rebranded “MWC19 Los Angeles” for this year, though it will retain…

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales is now ready to move ahead with its acquisition of Gemalto, even if the merger has not obtained all of the global regulatory clearances yet. The companies have announced that Thales is waiving the Offer Condition pertaining to antitrust and foreign investment regulations in Russia, the last remaining country in which the merger has…

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

“Participants in the pilot will need to register their biometrics at a physical bank branch, but NatWest says it’s exploring ways to enable remote biometric registration.” A major UK bank is about to become the latest to trial biometric payment card technology from Gemalto: NatWest has announced that it will pilot the technology with 200…

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

“The companies say that together with the antitrust and foreign investment clearances they have received from authorities in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Turkey, as well as the CFIUS, they now have 12 of the 14 regulatory approvals needed for their merger.” Only two more regulatory clearances…

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

“The approval is dependent on Thales’ agreement to sell off its Hardware Security Modules business, a condition that was also set by other regulatory authorities, perhaps most notably the European Commission.” Thales and Gemalto are now on the cusp of sealing the deal for their proposed merger: The companies have announced that Thales’ offer to…

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