Is this the end of the PIN code and password?

This is a guest post by Xavier Larduinat, Head of Banking and Payment Innovation at Gemalto. We’ve all struggled to remember complicated passwords when trying to access an online bank account, or forgotten a PIN number while making a payment in the past. We’ve come to accept it as a necessary inconvenience that helps to keep us safe – but wouldn’t life be so much easier if we didn’t have to use them? With huge strides being made in biometric

ABI Research predicts that chip card vendors will adopt new form factors

ABI Research has released new research that finds that the Chinese and U.S. EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) payment cards markets are experiencing double-digit year-on-year growth, responsible for more than 50% of 2.8 billion EMV cards shipped worldwide. But as the migration phase for these market regions comes to a close, the industry will soon experience a ripple effect driven by a flattening market in China and a dip in U.S. shipments due to overstocking. ABI Research finds the proliferating negative discussions among

Safran expanding its business activities in Central America

Safran Identity & Security announced it is expanding its business activities in Central America and has acquired the former office location of the Colombian-based Carvajal Group in Costa Rica. According to a statement by the company, the new location marks an important strategic development for its business activities in Central America and Carribean, as the company becomes the first EMV card manufacturer which has a domestic presence in Costa Rica, enabling them to serve the payment industry and financial institutions