FIME News

FIME launches its new Smartspy+ solution to provide a great contactless spy solution

FIME launches its new Smartspy+ solution to support the adoption of contact and contactless transaction technologies for payments, transport and access control. Enhanced portability and performance allow product developers and system integrators to check, debug and validate their products wherever they are. This accelerates time to market for smart cards, NFC tags, ePassports, mobile devices and readers by identifying interoperability issues quickly and easily. “Smartspy+ is the best cont...

GlobalPlatform celebrates 20th year in the industry with the launch of new initiatives and confirming new Board of Directors

GlobalPlatform has hailed its 20th year as a strategic milestone in its mission to create collaborative and open ecosystems in which stakeholders can efficiently deliver innovative digital services, while providing greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for users. Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “Twenty years ago, we set out to create an environment for experts to develop the foundations for innovative digital services and devices. Billions of...

FIME upgrades EMV 3DS to enhance user experience and payment schemes

The growth of e-commerce, m-commerce and remote commerce transactions is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2021, over 2.14 billion people worldwide are expected to buy goods and services online, up from 1.32 billion in 2014. The growth of card-not-present (CNP) transactions has driven a new age of consumer convenience but in parallel, a new age of fraud. As EMV® chip card adoption gathers momentum, with 76.7% of card-present transactions being EMV, fraudsters are looking for an easier wa...

FIME tests biometric components with FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program

FIME has been accredited to test biometric components in line with FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program. The accreditation enables device manufacturers and solution providers to ensure the quality and performance of biometric authentication solutions including fingerprint, facial, voice, and iris recognition. "In an age dominated by cumbersome passwords, biometric authentication delivers stronger security while improving UX. And in a post-PSD2 world, it’s a comp...

FIME’ EMV 3DS test platform and laboratory gets certified by EMVCo for ACS component testing

FIME’s EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS) test platform and laboratory have been qualified by EMVCo for ACS component testing, protocol 2.1. The combination of an automated test platform and FIME’s 3DS experts brings agility and efficiency for payment solution providers (PSPs), EMV 3DS vendors and banks while ensuring the compliance of new authentication implementations. With the platform, they can accelerate the testing and certification of their 3DS ACS solutions according to the EMV®...

Key takeaways from Asian technology events Seamless Asia and MWC Shanghai 2019

At the end of the June 2019, two major technology events took place in Asia. The first was Seamless Asia, which focussed on the future of finance and commerce. The second, MWC Shanghai, centred around ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ – bringing together topics from 5G to AI. The events may have had different focusses but the key trends in fintech echoed across them. So, what can we take away from two of the biggest technology events in Asia? Accepting payments via mobile phones So...

EMV 3-D Secure (EMV 3DS) protocol combats fraud in online CNP transactions

Consumers are managing their financial services in more digital and diverse ways than ever before. But as card-not-present (CNP) transactions across e-commerce, m-commerce and remote commerce rise across the globe, so does fraud. Adding security without simply creating more points of friction is a real challenge, but one that the EMV 3-D Secure protocol – EMV 3DS for short – is trying to combat. The protocols are generating real interest across the industry, but what exactly is EMV...

FIME appoints Arnaud Crouzet and Edouard Baroin as part of its ongoing business expansion

As part of the ongoing expansion of its banking and payments security and consultancy offering, FIME has confirmed the appointments of Arnaud Crouzet and Edouard Baroin. “Banking and retail are experiencing unprecedented change and, while the digitalisation of payments represents significant opportunities, each stakeholder must overcome a range of challenges,” comments Lionel Grosclaude, CEO at FIME. “Banks must balance the need to transform their strategies and infrastructure...

GlobalPlatform announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019. Six Board seats were open and after a close election, the following individuals were re-elected to serve a further two-year term: Consecutive years Nils Gerhardt – Group VP and Head of Product and Project Management, Production IT and Professional Services for the Region Americas, Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security. Marc Kekicheff – Vice President of Chip...

Mastercard accredits FIME for advanced biometric authentication solution in mobile and payment services

FIME has been accredited by Mastercard to deliver biometric authentication testing services for fingerprint in line with its new guidelines for mobile device sensors. The testing evaluation program enables mobile, wearable and sensor manufacturers to test the performance and accuracy of mobile fingerprint sensors. This enables financial service providers to easily evaluate the hardware and software integrated into devices and have confidence in the quality of the products that are integrating wi...