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Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

The technological areas of biometrics and smart cards have overlapped for many years now, most notably in the domain of access control, where multiple access terminals and kiosks have supported both biometric and smart card-based authentication. And smart cards with built-in biometric capabilities started to emerge several years ago, in various forms: Face Forensics, for…

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

IDEX to License Biometric Smart Card Enrollment Tech to IDEMIA

IDEX to License Biometric Smart Card Enrollment Tech to IDEMIA

IDEMIA has established a licensing agreement with IDEX concerning the latter’s biometric enrollment technology for payment cards and smart cards. The agreement grants IDEMIA the use of certain IDEX patents for the purpose of developing and selling on-card enrollment devices that function with IDEMIA’s own biometric card software. IDEX first announced its enrollment system for…

IDEMIA and Zwipe Team up on Simplified Biometric Card Solution

IDEMIA and Zwipe Team up on Simplified Biometric Card Solution

“… IDEMIA and Zwipe say that their solution will be distinguished by its relatively small number of components, with things like the Secure Element and the microcontroller all embedded in a single chip mounted on a flexible Printed Circuit Board.” IDEMIA and Zwipe have teamed up on a biometric payment card solution that they are…

IDEX Biometrics to Present at APSCA Next-Generation Cards Conference

IDEX Biometrics to Present at APSCA Next-Generation Cards Conference

IDEX Biometrics will be making an appearance at the APSCA’s third annual Next-Generation Cards conference and exposition in Singapore. The event will run from October 15-16, and will focus on the evolving payment and identity card ecosystem facing card issuers and manufacturers. To that end, Hunter Hu will be giving a presentation about biometric smart…

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has conducted a poll of banks and consumers in an effort to learn more about their views about financial security and the prospects for biometric payment cards. The company found that banks and consumers are generally aligned in their views, especially when it comes to the significance of contactless payments. On that…

Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

Zwipe to Seek Listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Zwipe to Seek Listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Zwipe‘s Board of Directors has decided to seek a listing for the company on Nasdaq Stockholm’s First North Growth Market, the company has announced. The news arrives alongside Zwipe’s interim report for January through June of 2019, in which the company listed revenues of about TNOK 348, reflecting the “pre-commercial stage” of its biometric payment…

IDEX Biometrics Execs Double Down on Share Purchases, and Then Some

IDEX Biometrics Execs Double Down on Share Purchases, and Then Some

Recently appointed executives with IDEX Biometrics have continued to purchase large quantities of shares in the company after initial transactions last week. The latter were conducted shortly after a second quarter update from IDEX highlighting its progress in advancing its interests in the emerging biometric payment cards market. A fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX has been…

IDEX Biometrics, Feitian Team Up On Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics, Feitian Team Up On Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

“It’s the latest development in the rapidly escalating biometric cards race, with multiple companies spanning the biometrics and payments industries seeking to get ahead of the emerging trend of fingerprint-scanning payment cards.” IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Feitian on biometric smart card manufacturing. The companies have signed a new agreement that will see IDEX…

SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

“All of the company’s products will offer support for chip, contactless, and biometric technology.” The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will…

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

“With the manufacturing standards achieved, and the capacity of the production line, I am confident that biometric smart cards are ready for mass production and volume delivery to customers.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has achieved an important milestone in the biometric payment cards race, thanks to one of its customers. The…

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

‘“I am delighted to welcome Pascal to the team,” said IDEX Sales and Marketing SVP David Orme…’ IDEX Biometrics has named Pascal Dufour as its new Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darfour officially took over the role on July 9th, and brings more than 25 years of experience to…

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why. Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise…

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

“Fingerprint Cards says its fingerprint sensor technology is now being used in every publicly announced biometric payment card trial around the world.” Fingerprint Cards technology is now being used in 20 trials of biometric payment cards around the world, the company has announced. The latest such pilot program, which delivered the milestone, is with Crédit…

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