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Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

“We are proud to strengthen our long-standing partnership with a global technology leader such as Infineon. This collaboration further enhances our ability to commercialize our technology and IP through competitive solutions for mass-volume deployment.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe With the clock ticking down to mass deployment of biometric payment cards, Zwipe and Infineon are…

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New Ally

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New Ally

Last week at FindBiometrics law enforcement and banking made up the bulk of the headlines. We saw new biometric smartphone integrations, a major new team up for The FIDO Alliance, and much more. Here is a look back on last week’s’ top stories in global identity management. Civil ID Civil ID made the news last week…

FIDO, EMVCo to Collaborate on Chip Card Standards

FIDO, EMVCo to Collaborate on Chip Card Standards

The FIDO Alliance is teaming up with EMVCo, the regulatory body responsible for EMV chip standards, to explore how FIDO’s authentication standards could be incorporated into EMV frameworks. The organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start exploring the idea, and will start with an exploratory process that could lead to more substantial efforts in…

Hawaii Bankers Association, AG Oppose Pro-EMV Letter

Hawaii Bankers Association, AG Oppose Pro-EMV Letter

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin and the Hawaii Bankers Association have come out against EMV or “chip and PIN” technology for payment cards. Their opposition comes at a time of transition in the American payments industry, with new regulations on fraud liability offering compelling merchants across the country to embrace EMV technology at the POS.…

Biometrics Are Paying Off For MasterCard

Biometrics Are Paying Off For MasterCard

MasterCard has posted its fiscal results for the third quarter, and they are pretty much what you’d expect for one of the world’s largest financial services institutions. The company raked in $2.5 billion in revenues, resulting in a net income of $977 million. That brings the year-to-date totals to $7.2 billion in revenue and $2.9…

Pilot Project Underway for Visa’s Biometric EMV Standard

Pilot Project Underway for Visa’s Biometric EMV Standard

The first pilot project for Visa’s new biometric chip card specification has gone into effect, the company has announced. As it indicated when it first announced the specification, it’s being tested out with South Africa’s Absa Bank. With the pilot project, Absa Bank cardholders can now access certain ATMs via fingerprint, rather than PIN code.…

Visa Introduces Biometric EMV Chip Specification

Visa Introduces Biometric EMV Chip Specification

Visa has announced a new specification that will integrate biometric authentication into EMV chip card transactions. The specification will be tested in a major South African bank, with Visa aiming to eventually submit it to EMVCo, the regulatory group managing EMV specifications. Visa’s solution has a strong focus on security. It’s structured to let fingerprints…