Cards & Payments


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​Digital payment technology comes in many shapes​. You'll find them all at Gemalto.
With EMV as the underlying technology, we supply a complete range of form factors to accomodate your specific constraints and business requirements, as an issuer of payment tools.

Evolution of the card


THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARD

It all started in the 1950’s with the Diners’ club card in New York

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Credit on cardboard
In 1949, Frank McNamara forgot his wallet when he took clients out for dinner in New York. To avoid future embarrassments, he ­wanted to find a smarter way to pay. Diners’ club started as a club that ­allowed patrons to dine on credit and settle their bill at the end of the month at participating restaurants, and developed into credit cards as we know them today.

Cards have evolved from simple cardboard to sophisticated and secure chip cards

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1950
A multipurpose charge card for personal credit is introduced ­– printed on cardboard.

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1970
Credit cards with magnetic stripe technology are introduced in a pilot project at Chicago O’Hare Airport.

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1979
Smart cards with integrated chips are rolled out for mass use in French pay phones.

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1995
The EMV standard is developed for chip cards that store data on integrated circuits.

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2005 -
Emergence of secure contactless cards using short-range radio frequencies, compatible with mag stripe or EMV standards.

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2015 -
Classic cards are enhanced with dynamic codes that improve security in card-not-present transactions.

Dynamic code verification

Card designs in endless customized combinations

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Card bodies

Finishing options

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Foil cards
Flashy and and fun or simple and elegant, whatever your choice, we have the answer.

Card body & finishing options

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Colored core
Get a slice of Colored Core, the cutting edge of card design­ ­technology. With a large choice of colors, this feature is a smart way of ensuring your card stands out from the crowd.
Card body & finishing options

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Transparent
One of the most technically demanding cards to design. With our expert advice you can be sure that you are more than up to meeting the challenge.

Card body & finishing options

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Bio-sourced card
Our new Eco Card has an innovative body made of bio materials to help you develop your green offering. Without compromising on quality.

Card body & finishing options

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Embossing varnish
This unique varnish was developed by Gemalto to encapsulate a logo or text with stunning results.

Card body & finishing options

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Tactile varnish
A special varnish that brings your design to life. Perfect for highlighting a detail or a logo.

Card body & finishing options

Cards can be printed in millions or customized for a group or a single user

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All About Me
Personalized cards for ­single users, printed with the cardholder’s picture. Digital printing processes make it possible.

Credit card design

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Corporate Card Design
Small scale batches of cards with ­designed theme pictures for affinity groups and other corporate needs.

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Standard card
Millions of cards issued quickly using industrial printing, to scale with your entire portfolio.

Innovative cards in new forms, shapes and sizes for different needs

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Contactless cards with high security enable faster and more ­convenient ways to pay, perfect for smaller transactions and ­reaching new markets.

About Contactless

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Contactless stickers get your customers used to a new way of ­paying, conveniently attaching a card to e.g. a mobile phone.

Contactless sticker

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Smart wearables save you the hassle of carrying a wallet at a ­festival or sports event, with all the functionality of an EMV ­contactless card embedded in innovative and fun formats.

Wearable contactless

Cards are issued quickly and securely everywhere

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Wherever customers want to be
Cards can be delivered directly to customer mail boxes or they can be issued instantly in any bank branch.

Issuance Solutions

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Issued locally
Personalization centers around the world offer local services with global coverage.

Issuance Solutions

Gemalto ensures that cards in all formats can be trusted all around the world.

As market needs and customer desires evolve, so do cards and solutions for all situations.

Cards are here to stay
– and they keep getting smarter.
Gemalto makes sure of it.

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