Posted on 24th Dec 2012 by Gemalto
Happy holidays! By now you have likely bought the gifts, sent the cards, and decorated the house. Before we know it, 2013 will be here. But before we look ahead to the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2012. And what a year it was! Looking over our blogs, 2012 was [...]
Posted on 2nd Jul 2012 by Jack Jania
As you may remember, in 2005 U.S. card issuers launched contactless card technology that lets you pay at the point-of-sale with only a wave of your card. Fast and easy, yes, but the cards never really took off to widespread adoption. I’m still a big proponent of contactless technology, and the speed and convenience it [...]
Posted on 10th Feb 2012 by Gemalto
This week in Salt Lake City, the Smart Card Alliance Payment Summit saw record attendance from industry players over previous years. As a past attendee, it wasn’t surprising that attendance would be up this year – conversations around EMV in the U.S. and mobile payment are heating up. Issuers including MasterCard and Visa have both [...]
Posted on 1st Feb 2012 by Philippe Benitez
This week the payments industry got news that many of us were hoping for: MasterCard is joining Visa in support of EMV in the United States. In a statement issued this week, MasterCard introduced its US roadmap from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards, and beyond to mobile payments and much more. While the [...]
Posted on 1st Feb 2012 by Ken Abbott
You might already have seen from the news over the last 24 hours that one of France’s leading banks (and one of the largest in Europe), Crédit Agricole, has recently been rolling out contactless EMV banking cards to its customers in France, secured by optimized EMV risk management features from Gemalto. This is an industry first, [...]
Posted on 13th Jan 2012 by Kristel Teyras
With almost half of its 78 million citizens now online, Turkey is rapidly developing into a technological powerhouse. Not only is its young population (averaging just 28 years of age) becoming increasingly active online, but the country’s government and large corporations have been equally proactive in investing in cutting-edge technologies.
Posted on 8th Dec 2011 by Ken Abbott
Santander Universities Global Division develops innovative new technlogies, including university smart cards. Vicente Prior de Castro describes the multiple uses for these ID cards, including the latest innovation, EMV contactless payment.
Posted on 12th Oct 2011 by Tim Cawsey
Mobile banking is a high priority for financial services organizations especially with the arrival of the Internet generation. Mobile services are now moving away from a stripped down version of the banks’ web sites but towards an app-based approach. What does this mean for banks and what will be the impact of the arrival of NFC?
Posted on 16th Aug 2011 by Jack Jania
You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.
Posted on 8th Jul 2011 by Tim Cawsey
You may have seen our announcement yesterday with UniCredit in Slovakia where we were selected to supply stickers that contain a contactless payment function. These little beauties based on MasterCard PayPass technology can be stuck to any object turning it into a banking card. This means you no longer have to leave the house with [...]