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HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future.” – Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. HID Global has burnished its executive acumen with two high-profile new appointments. The company’s new VP and Citizen ID Business…

How IDEX is Reinventing the Credit Card

How IDEX is Reinventing the Credit Card

The Next Step in FinTech The credit card is being reinvented, and plastic is going to make a comeback in the ongoing payments race. Thanks to the rise in mobile biometrics, FinTech has been an exciting space since the successful launch of Apple Pay in 2014. In fact, the most recent market research on the…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

Biometric smart cards have been a hot topic in FinTech for over a year now, and at the center of that conversation is IDEX, a Norway-based biometric solutions provider focused exclusively in the smart cards vertical. FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter had the opportunity to speak with IDEX’s new CEO, Stan Swearingen, who was appointed…

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

“…the company asserted that ‘APSCA has one of the largest business networks in Asia with over 11,000 payments and identity industry executives from end-users and suppliers, including senior decision-makers from government agencies, banks, credit card companies, transport and ticketing operators, mobile operators and merchants.’” IDEX has become a member of the Asia Pacific Smart Card…

FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

Precise Biometrics CFO to Step Down

Precise Biometrics CFO to Step Down

“…the decision will not take effect immediately, with Thuresson agreeing to remain in his role until a new CFO has been found.” Precise Biometrics‘ Chief Financial Officer is stepping down, the company has announced. In a brief statement, the company said that Göran Thuresson has made the decision “to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role…

Precise Biometrics, NXP Team Up On Biometric Payment Card

Precise Biometrics, NXP Team Up On Biometric Payment Card

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors are teaming up on contactless biometric payment cards. The collaboration’s announcement comes just about a week after Precise Biometrics unveiled Precise BioMatch Card, an adaptation of its Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm solution that is tailored for smart card and payment card integrations. Precise BioMatch Card will be integrated into…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics’ Fredrik Sjoholm at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics’ Fredrik Sjoholm at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

Precise Biometrics established itself as one of the world’s top providers of fingerprint algorithm software thanks at least in part to its prudent acumen, with the company having established a key partnership with fingerprint sensor provider Fingerprint Cards early on in the game, and later expanded its roster of partners as the mobile biometrics market…

INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

Fingerprint sensor specialist IDEX has kept a steady eye on the emerging biometric smart cards market over the last several months, asserting in its most recent corporate update that this is now its “top priority”. And so it’s only natural that the company would be on hand at Money20/20 Europe to discuss its fingerprint sensor…

Money20/20 Europe: The Dutch Are Ready for Biometric Payment Cards, says Zwipe

Money20/20 Europe: The Dutch Are Ready for Biometric Payment Cards, says Zwipe

At the outset of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, Zwipe is highlighting enthusiasm for biometric payment cards among the Dutch. The company makes its case with recent market research from Motivaction, which polled over 1000 residents of the Netherlands between the ages of 18 and 65. According to a statement from Zwipe, the…

Precise Biometrics Launches Card Solution

Precise Biometrics Launches Card Solution

“It is capable of matching a fingerprint within a Secure Element, and Precise Biometrics says it can support fingerprint sensors as small as 30mm².” Precise Biometrics has officially unveiled its new fingerprint matching algorithm solution for the smart card market, dubbed Precise BioMatch Card. It isn’t an entirely new solution, but rather an adaptation of…

FPC Gets Two Orders from ‘Major Global Card Manufacturers’

FPC Gets Two Orders from ‘Major Global Card Manufacturers’

Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced. The news comes on the heels of FPC’s announcement that Italy-based Card Tech had elected to use the T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card, and not long after a pilot project…

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

Fingerprint sensors are now a standard feature on contemporary smartphones. Yet while they’re more popular than ever, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have had to contend with serious market pressures in recent months, with costs in the mobile market dropping and a growing number of competitors. That doesn’t mean the fingerprint sensor market has…

Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet Requires Biometric Card for Access

Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet Requires Biometric Card for Access

“…the Touch xWallet offers a compelling illustration of how FPC’s biometric technology can be used in a card solution in the financial services space…” Fingerprint Cards’ biometric technology for smart cards has found its way into a novel cryptocurrency wallet solution from Korea-based SCTechOne. Called the Touch xWallet, the system combines physical hardware with a…

BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of Biometric FinTech

BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of Biometric FinTech

The biometrics industry as a whole has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, and not least in the financial services sector. More and more banking and other financial transactions are being done online, and fraudsters have followed suit, launching ever-more sophisticated attacks. As the risk of digital fraud and theft has escalated, many organizations have…

FPC Gets New Payment Cards Partner, Targeting Tier-Two Integrators

FPC Gets New Payment Cards Partner, Targeting Tier-Two Integrators

“Card Tech will use FPC’s T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card for contact-based and contactless transactions.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has won over another new partner in its bid for marketshare in the emerging biometric payment cards space. The company has teamed up with Italian biometric smart cards specialist Card Tech. Card Tech…

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