Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced it has been
selected by Le Credit Lyonnais (LCL) for the first banking card
customized with a personal photograph in France. LCL is a subsidiary of
Credit Agricole, the leading banking group in France with 26 million
customers. Gemalto provides LCL with a web-based solution enabling users
to easily upload their identity photograph onto the bank’s website. The
company also supplies picture validation services and personalizes the
cards. The service has been rolled-out since end of May 2009.
This EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) card is dedicated to students and
aims to combine the advantages of a payment card with those of the ISIC
(International Student Identity Card) international student card.
Cardholders can make purchases worldwide and benefit from coupons from
ISIC partners: 8,000 in France and 40,000 throughout 120 countries, for
leisure, travel, accommodation, food and multimedia.
“We selected Gemalto for its experience in rapid roll-out of complete
and integrated issuance systems for innovative personalized cards,”
commented Jean Michel Lepioufle, head of marketing retail banking at
LCL. “The user-friendly web interface was also a decisive factor in our
“Gemalto is proud to support LCL in the launch of France’s first banking
card with a personal photograph,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive
Vice-President of the Secure Transactions Business Unit at Gemalto.
“This new contract demonstrates Gemalto’s ability to provide value-added
services that allow banks to offer products that are perfectly suited to
specific customer segments.”
* ISIC works to improve student mobility by reducing general
expenditures such as transport, insurance, leisure, etc.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2008 annual revenues of EUR1.68 billion, and 10,000
employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to
communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work?anytime,
anywhere?has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in
ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.
Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide
for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card
safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national
security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators,
banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as
subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking
cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens
for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide
software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the
company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.