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It was clear from the start, since the inception of the company, the co-founders saw the situation of the payments industry and knew exactly what it needed to do. A continuous work in progress, since over a decade ago, Clear2Pay has brought improved solutions to the forefront of the industry with its trailblazing innovations that others could only aspire to.

There are many names in the card industry but there are fewer names that many in the card industry would know well and recognise for their long running history of providing quality products with excellent service. One of the names that does not really need any introduction is ruhlamat...

Andy Warhol once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Truer words have never been spoken for China-based Shenzhen Takcere with over 20 years of experience in the industry being one of the earliest and longest serving manufacturers of cards and solutions in the region.

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03 April 2014

First Data’s STAR Network will participate in MasterCard’s common US Debit EMV solution. EMV chip cards better protect account information from fraud because they have dynamic data, rather than the static data stored in the magstripe. By working together, the two companies will deliver enhanced choices in how debit card issuers identify and apply multiple network relationships to ensure Regulation II compliance in a cost-effective way.

03 April 2014

BPC Banking announced that Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has successfully completed its migration to SmartVista. The new solution provides an advanced environment for cards and ATMs services; helps the bank roll out a set of revolutionary products in the field of e-Payments, and enhances its position in the field of technological applications and exceptional customer service.

03 April 2014

MasterCard reported a growth of 40% in gross dollar volume (GDV) for its prepaid card business across APMEA, last year. According to Jason Tymms, MasterCard’s Head of Prepaid, APMEA, “The needs in emerging markets differ greatly from developed markets and this is proving to be a catalyst for innovation. We find ourselves innovating to meet the most basic of needs which is access to financial services, especially for citizens who sit at the bottom of the financial pyramid.”

01 April 2014

Santander Universities Global Division is issuing the Optelio Contactless microSD solution in Spain, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, as part of their University Smart Card programme. Students, teachers and other personnel are able to use their mobile phones for everyday tasks such as building access and as an e-Purse to make payments.

01 April 2014

X INFOTECH has provided First Investment Bank a new card solution – payment card with loyalty application. It’s E2E MultiPerso solution allows First Investment Bank cost-effective implementation of new products and functionality, as well as provides a great possibility to adapt to the changing market needs. Newly implemented solution allows bank clients to combine payment and loyalty cards in one payment instrument thus benefiting from variety of bank partner’s special offers and promotions.

31 March 2014

Gemalto joined forces with Cairo Amman Bank (CAB) to equip the bank’s 105 branches with Dexxis Instant Issuance services. The turnkey solution, which includes installation and training services, will mark the bank as the first FI in Jordan to issue EMV banking cards on the spot.

31 March 2014

Evolis announced a distribution partnership with Al Maalim International Co. (AIC), to make further inroads into one of the leading and dynamic markets in the Middle East. Card personalisation is running overdrive in the ME, and Saudi Arabia is no exception, with applications that span across several domains, from ID badges, to access control passes and payment cards. The company is already a player in this country, delivering card personalisation solutions for large scale governmental and corporate projects.

28 March 2014

Roger Crow, Senior VP & MD of Cubic’s Transportation, European operations, won the Gatwick Diamond “Business Person of the Year” award. The accolade recognises Roger’s contribution to keeping millions of UK travellers on the move in the 20 years since he joined Cubic as a project manager.

27 March 2014

SALTO Systems has delivered a complete e-Access control solution for all premium residences of Luxemburg-based real estate company, Top-Invest. Beweng Security Solutions installed and configured the system. Top-Invest uses the solution to manage three apartment buildings, three detached houses, and a nursery.

27 March 2014

With the growing competition to capture small business tourism sales, entrepreneurs in LatAm and the Caribbean (LAC) are looking to cashless technology to differentiate themselves and improve service to their customers. Examples of this can be found in Marino Santana and Mauro Joppert, two entrepreneurs who were able to meet their clients increasing demands for faster and safer payment options, and increase sales simply by accepting debit and credit cards.