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Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe has teamed up with Watchdata Technologies to develop contactless payment solutions. The offerings will eventually include wearable devices and contactless payment cards, which will be distributed to banks in multiple regions around the world. Watchdata is based in Beijing, though its company headquarters are located in Singapore. The company specializes in secure transactions and…

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

It’s all smartphones and payment cards in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. On the cards front, this week brought the latest sign of the gradual emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe announced that its Hong Kong-based partner, Toppan Forms Card Technologies has placed an order in anticipation of small-scale manufacturing…

IDEMIA and BBVA Announce Card Made from Recycled Plastics

IDEMIA and BBVA Announce Card Made from Recycled Plastics

IDEMIA and BBVA are hoping to make bank cards a little more sustainable. The two companies have announced that IDEMIA will be providing BBVA with a PVC card made from recycled plastics, which will help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The first run of recycled cards will be sent to customers with a…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

Airport Retailer to Implement Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ Payment Tech

Airport Retailer to Implement Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ Payment Tech

Airport hospitality group OTG has announced it will be implementing Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” cashierless payment technology at one of their stores in Newark Liberty Airport. The store — a CIBO Express Gourmet Market — is located in Newark Liberty’s Terminal C, and will allow customers to enter the store by swiping their credit card.…

IDEMIA Deploys Motion Code Tech in New Credit Card in Spain

IDEMIA Deploys Motion Code Tech in New Credit Card in Spain

IDEMIA has teamed up with Mastercard and Deutsche Bank to place its Motion Code technology in a new credit card in Spain. The new card has been dubbed the Tarjeta Calma. So what makes Motion Code so significant? Traditional credit cards have a static three-digit CVV code on the back of the card, which usually…

Visa Token Service Participation Set to Reach $1 Trillion

Visa Token Service Participation Set to Reach $1 Trillion

Digital payments giant Visa has announced that participants in its Visa Token Service are set to reach an estimated $1 trillion in combined eCommerce transactions since the service was first introduced in late 2014. The Visa Token Service was launched as a way to replace a user’s sensitive account information with a unique digital identifier…

Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics on the ID Talk Podcast

Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics on the ID Talk Podcast

November was Biometric Smart Cards Month at Mobile ID World, so on the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Orme, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IDEX Biometrics, about the misconceptions around biometric payment cards. IDEX Biometrics is completely focused on developing useful, functional, and affordable…

CO-OP Expands Utility of CardNav App to Cover Credit and Debit Cards

CO-OP Expands Utility of CardNav App to Cover Credit and Debit Cards

CO-OP has expanded the utility of the CardNav platform, allowing users to manage both debit and credit cards from a single account. CardNav is a card management and alert app that allows users to take more control of their various payment cards, whether that means setting a spending limit on a shared card or deactivating…

IDEMIA’s Motion Code Makes Southeast Asian Debut

IDEMIA’s Motion Code Makes Southeast Asian Debut

Malaysia’s RHB Banking Group has become the first financial services firm in Southeast Asia to officially adopt IDEMIA‘s Motion Code solution for payment cards. First announced back in 2017 by Oberthur Technologies – prior to its merger with Safran Identity and Security to form what is now IDEMIA – the Motion Code solution revolves around…

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

IDEMIA Provides Metal Payment Card for Elite KFH Clients

IDEMIA Provides Metal Payment Card for Elite KFH Clients

The Kuwait Financial House (KFH) will be offering laser-engraved, one-of-a-kind metal payment cards to a select group of elite clients. The cards will be produced by IDEMIA, and have been designed with an eye towards status as much as security. In other words, the metal cards will only be given to KFH customers with a…

ICBC Signs On for Another Three Years with Gemalto

ICBC Signs On for Another Three Years with Gemalto

China’s largest bank is sticking with Gemalto for its payment cards, with the latter announcing that ICBC has awarded it a three-year contract. The agreement concerns major card brands including Amex, China UnionPay, JCB, Mastercard, and Visa. In a statement announcing the agreement, Gemalto highlighted the popularity of payment cards in China, noting that almost…

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

“…a single RuPay dual interface card can support multiple payment applications.” IDEMIA has become the first company to attain certification as a manufacturer of personalized qSPARC v2-compliant RuPay payment cards in India, the company has announced. In terms of market presence in India’s payments industry, it’s a big deal. RuPay is a domestic card scheme…

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors are teaming up on contactless biometric payment cards. The collaboration’s announcement comes just about a week after Precise Biometrics unveiled Precise BioMatch Card, an adaptation of its Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm solution that is tailored for smart card and payment card integrations. Precise BioMatch Card will be integrated into…

Money20/20 Europe: Zwipe says the Dutch Want Biometric Payments ASAP

Money20/20 Europe: Zwipe says the Dutch Want Biometric Payments ASAP

At the outset of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, Zwipe is highlighting enthusiasm for biometric payment cards among the Dutch. The company makes its case with recent market research from Motivaction, which polled over 1000 residents of the Netherlands between the ages of 18 and 65. According to a statement from Zwipe, the…

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

“This is a minor volume, but an important milestone for us, and shows that we are on the right track towards commercializing our smartcard offer.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced.…