allpay is supporting prepaid innovator, Osper, with its first class manufacturing, personalization and fulfilment application for its signature bright orange plastic prepaid card. The Osper Card aims to equip young people with an easy-to-use platform to enable them to develop their money management skills. The Card facilitates cash withdrawals at cash machines as well as online purchases, much in the same way as a traditional debit card. allpay has helped Osper to manage the high demand for the card, providing a fast paced manufacture, personalisation and fulfilment service for the hundreds of daily card requests.
Thames Card Technology Ltd, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of secure and non-secure plastic cards, specialising in banking and prepaid products, has won a competitive tender to be the sole supplier for the production, personalisation and distribution of one million EMV® chip payment cards for Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB Ltd.). Thames will also offer its portfolio of consultancy services to support GCB Ltd. in its transfer to EMV over the next three years, in addition to working closely with the bank and its processor, International Card Processing Services (ICPS), to streamline integration with international payment systems.
Oberthur Technologies announced its involvement as the supplier of the latest generation of high end NFC SIM card – “dragonFly”, in the first NFC commercial project jointly launched by top operators in Russia. The project concerns public transportation payments in Kazan, Russia. This NFC project has been launched in order to provide the city with a solution aimed at increasing the convenience of using public transport in Kazan, and to promote its use through the introduction of non-cash fare payment via a mobile phone. In addition to the transport ticketing service, some of the operators offer subscribers a combination of transport and payment services based on NFC technology. This brings NFC services in Russia to a new level: from a single NFC service to a multiple offering.
The card personalisation validation (CPV) test tool co-developed by Barnes and Fime has been qualified by MasterCard Worldwide to meet its latest CPV requirements version 6.2 (2013). The test tool – which is available in four forms, Barnes CPT 3000v3 CPV module, Barnes CAT 3000v3 CPV module, Barnes CPT PRO Issuer FIME-CPV and PersevalPRO FIME-CPV – helps issuers to reduce product time to market by enabling pre-certification of MasterCard and MasterCard PayPass™ cards. Banks, card manufacturers and personalisation bureaus can purchase the tool to test a product’s adherence to MasterCard standards prior to applying for the formal CPV service. The test tool has been qualified by MasterCard after extensive qualification tests, which confirmed that the tool collectively incorporates the personalisation functionality and security requirements outlined by the payment system in June 2013. This includes support of M/Chip Advance version 1.1 and Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 version 1.0 products as well as specific CPV requirements for the United States market. The tool has also been enhanced to automatically perform tests on all card interfaces – magnetic stripe, contact and contactless – without manual intervention.
Responding to increasing demand for mobile payments, e-security expert Cryptomathic has upgraded its EMV flagship issuing solution, CardInk, to enable customers to issue payment applications to smartphones and other mobile devices. The upgrade sees CardInk supporting MasterCard Mobile PayPass™ and Visa Mobile requirements. The ability to use a mobile device to make a near-field-communication (NFC) payment at the point-of-sale (POS) or to transfer funds remotely is gaining widespread popularity across the globe. The extended functionality of CardInk, Cryptomathic’s EMV data preparation solution, allows users to generate the personalisation data for mobile wallet credentials and to securely issue NFC payment applications to smartphones, using the same systems as when issuing physical payment cards.
Acquirer Systems announced MasterCard Worldwide has qualified the Acquirer Systems Personalisation Validation Toolkit, Pivot, against their most recent card personalization requirements. Accurate testing and validation of both contact (EMV) and contactless and mobile MasterCard PayPass cards is vital to the global interoperability of payment cards. PIVOT is maintained against the latest network standards to help card developers, issuers and bureaux ensure that their MasterCard payment products are personalized correctly. This new update sees the addition of almost 250 new card tests as well as a fully programmable card analyzer and data validator.
Oberthur Technologies smart card technology announced Banco Bradesco selected its EMV card personalisation and fulfilment services. Bradesco’s EMV card personalisation and fulfilment will take place at Oberthur Technologies’ São Paulo, Brazil manufacturing facility and service center, using the company’s proprietary Common Personalisation System (CPS), developed over the past ten years and deployed across Oberthur Technologies’ global network of over 35 service centers across the globe.
MasterCard Worldwide has qualified the Acquirer Systems’ “Pivot” Personalisation Validation Toolkit for their “Version 5.5” card personalization requirements. PIVOT is maintained against the latest network standards to help card developers, issuers and bureaux ensure that their MasterCard payment products are personalized correctly for EMV and contactless and mobile MasterCard PayPass cards This new update sees…
allpay Limited card manufacturer, chip embedder and personalizationhas been fully approved by MasterCard to manufacture and personalize PayPass dual interface products. This guarantees allpay PayPass products meet all the technical requirements of the MasterCard PayPass specification, which can also now offer the EMV-approved PayPass, Paywave, EMV Chip and PIN enabled payment cards.
FIS banking and payments technology joined The Multos Consortium of blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the Multos smartcard specifications. The MULTOS Consortium is a group of globally based, industry-wide companies, whose remit, in part, is to develop, manage and promote MULTOS and the MULTOS product specifications for smartcards. As a Partner Member, FIS will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Advisory Groups, allowing them to play a prominent role in the development and growth of the MULTOS specifications.
Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems has migrated Global Processing Centre (GPC) to TranzWare from Compass Plus in just over three months. GPC chose TranzWare to help expand its business from issuing prepaid cards to offering PCI DSS certified comprehensive issuing and acquiring services to the region with full compliance to the EMV standard. GPC customers in the Latin American and Caribbean region will now benefit from these additional processing services along with newly implemented remote banking services.
Oberthur Technologies smart card technologies acquired Cupola Plastic Cards. Oberthur Technologies and Cupola Plastic Cards will become the regional leader in the Middle East and secure a strong presence in a number of African markets. Oberthur Technologies is able to offer customers a very diverse portfolio of payment cards, including EMV cards such as SDA, DDA, CPA and Dual Interface cards for contactless payments, enabling customers to benefit from the experience of thousands of successful EMV migrations. The company also offers solutions such as the Smart PIN, where the customer receives his banking card PIN via SMS, which is particularly interesting in the Middle East as most private addresses are P.O. Boxes.