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Business Wire IndiaIndian banks seeking to issue EMV® chip payment cards on the RuPay payment scheme can now work with FIME to validate their card personalization in line with the National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) requirements. FIME, an industry leading EMV migration service provider, is the first to be accredited to perform this chip validation (Chip V) service as part of the RuPay certification programme.
This news follows the announcement in 2014 that NPCI, the umbrella organization which covers all retail payment schemes in the country, had appointed FIME to set up the RuPay certification scheme. As part of India’s financial inclusion plan, Pradhan Mantri Jan – Dhan Yojana, 131 million RuPay magnetic stripe debit cards have already been issued and this number is growing rapidly. All of these cards will, in time, be migrated to EMV.
This latest accreditation will support Indian issuers by accelerating their RuPay card certifications as they work towards launching EMV card programmes in line with the country-wide migration to chip technology. Banks can also ensure a smooth certification process by using FIME’s personalization validation test tool, PersevalPro, co-developed with Barnes International, for pre-certification testing. The tool, with its newly-qualified RuPay libraries, is used by issuers during the development process in advance of FIME’s formal approval services, mitigating the risk of issues at this final stage.
“We are a single point of contact for Indian issuers seeking RuPay Chip V approval,” comments Prakash Sambandam, Director at FIME India. “Indian banks are responding to market demands for more convenient and secure ways to pay and we are here to support them in bringing these new products and services to market in an efficient, cost-effective, and interoperable way. Our experienced team of EMV experts is on the ground in India, ready to help drive the migration forward.”
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FIME is a trusted provider of consulting services, certification and tools. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.
Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies. FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations, certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.
With 11 offices around the world, serving more than 3,000 clients, FIME combines its global expertise and local knowledge to support its customers. FIME’s dedicated team actively contributes to the advancement and simplification of certification processes. Its service capacity also provides resource scalability to adapt to individual customer needs.
FIME currently has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), the Middle East (Dubai) and South-East Asia (Bangalore).
FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide consultancy and certifications services for: American Express, Calypso Networks Association, China UnionPay (CUP), Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard Indonesia for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium, PTCRB, RuPay, TROY, UnionPay International (UPI) and Visa.
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