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Fingerprint Cards introduces new generation fingerprint sensor

“The new single-chip, single-die solution eliminates the need for a companion chip while delivering the performance benefits of the dual-chip platform. Apart from improving performance, the third-generation sensor also simplifies the OEM design process and supports easy hardware integration in applications like smartphones, the company claims.”
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Global

Israel first Middle East country to accept Alipay

“Israel Credit Card and OneBill will be cooperating with Chinese payment market leader Alipay to facilitate payments for Chinese visitors to Israel. The availability of Alipay means Israel becomes the first country in the Middle East in which it can be used for in-store payments. This follows Alipay’s extensive international expansion in recent years. The […]
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Will There Be a Need for Credit Cards in Five Years?

“Some experts say reports of the credit card’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Cards aren’t going away soon, they say, and neither is the credit-card account, which consumers value and are comfortable using. Others say credit cards won’t be needed in five years because mobile payments are more convenient, cheaper and more secure.”
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LoopPay tokenized payment device for Samsung Pay

“Today, a tokenized payment device for Samsung Pay shows up at FCC. The product is called LoopPay TPD or LoopPay Valet and has model number SP-TPD02. The compact transceiver (5.9×3.7x4mm) supports MST and NFC technologies. It is small enough to hang on a bunch of keys. The device is controlled by a companion app over a Bluetooth Low Energy connection.”

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WEX Inc. Introduces Proprietary Payments Solution for Mixed Fleets: Cross Roads™

“WEX developed Cross Roads with mixed fleet customers to create one of the first fully closed-loop networks across retail and high-speed diesel locations. The offer combines all the benefits WEX cards are known for – competitive pricing, integrated reporting and convenience, matchless product controls and the largest proprietary network of accepting merchants – plus thousands […]
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CPI Card Group Demonstrates Metal and Dual Interface Prowess at Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit & ICMA Expo

“CPI Card Group® (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PMTS) (“CPI” or the “Company”), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced a set of activities planned during the co-located Secure Technology Alliance (STA) Payments Summit and International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) 2018 Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO, held March 26-29 […]