Datacard and Barnes Partner to Offer Customers the Convenience of Verifying Smart Cards

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, and Barnes International, a leading provider in the development and supply of Chip Card Test Tools and Magnetic Stripe Analysers, announced that they have integrated the Barnes smart card verification technology into the Datacard® MX Series Quality Assurance (QA) module. Currently, the Datacard

BOC, UnionPay and CNTA launch Travel Card in Southeast Asia

Bank of China (BOC) and Union Pay International (UnionPay) have jointly launched the first BOC UnionPay Travel Card in Southeast Asia offering cardmembers privileges and discounts for tourism and hospitality attractions in China and the wider region. The card is now available in Singapore (credit card), Malaysia (pre-paid card) and Vietnam (debit card), and will

MasterCard Cardholders Reload Prepaid Cards at U.S. Walmart Stores via Green Dot Network

MasterCard and Green Dot announced an expanded relationship that allows all U.S. cardholders with MasterCard ® rePower™-enabled prepaid cards to reload their cards via the Walmart Rapid Reload™ service. Walmart Rapid Reload utilizes the Green Dot® Network to provide cardholders with a fast and easy way to load funds directly to their cards by swiping

U.S. Bank and American Express Announce Card-Issuing Agreement

U.S. Bank and American Express announced that U.S. Bank will offer credit cards accepted on the American Express network in 2014. “We actively listen to our customers and are focused on delivering the right financial solutions that best meet their needs,” said Pam Joseph, Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank. “We believe that the American Express

SASSA MasterCard Debit Card Boosts Financial Inclusion

Following the 10 million South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) MasterCard Debit card milestone announcement, an independent consumer survey has attributed this program as being one of the largest contributors to increasing financial inclusion in South Africa. According to FinScope South Africa 2013, South Africa’s banked population has grown 8% since 2012, with 75% (27.4

FNB Zambia and Visa launch Annual Card Security Briefing

FNB Zambia and Visa have introduced the annual Card Security Briefing, an initiative aimed at creating greater awareness amongst consumers to adopt cards as a safe and convenient way to make their daily purchases. Over time, cards have increasingly become popular way of paying for goods and services in Zambia. FNB forecasts that the value

Smart Payment Association Sets Out Biometric Payment Card Proposals

Tackling fraud and extending banking services to previously underserved populations are just some of benefits Lorenzo Gaston, Technical Director of the Smart Payment Association (SPA) will highlight when he takes the stage today at to explain why the Time is Now for Biometrics in Financial Services. The introduction of biometric cardholder verification represents an

First Data, Oberthur Technologies Sign Strategic Technology Partnership

First Data Corporation and Oberthur Technologies announced a strategic partnership to manage and promote EMV in the United States. First Data is a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing. Oberthur Technologies is one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies. The partnership will Closes on $6 Million in Growth Funding From Guggenheim Partners, the web’s largest secure secondary gift card exchange, announced that it has secured $6 million in growth financing from Guggenheim Partners, a global financial services firm. CardCash said it will use the funding to continue to enhance its popular exchange on which consumers can buy, sell, and trade the estimated $30 billion of unused