Members who are using SMART plastic cards now have access to more than 500,000 library items from 23 libraries across New Zealand.
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Welfare fraud has been on the rise in Ireland, as people will often claim to need the assistance even though they do not.
The detective superintendent of Queensland’s Fraud and Corporate Crime Group, Brian Hay, recently said that the Australian consumers will soon benefit from a geographically limited credit card that only works within the country, according to Australian Associated Press.
According to a recent study by AMI Research, the number of banking and payment smartcards in Brazil is expected to increase to 450 million units by the end of 2016.
India’s national government recently reported that it expects to distribute multi-purpose plastic ID cards to every adult citizen by the end of 2013.
Visa Europe recently released its new Matrix Display card, the newest from its CodeSure card portfolio.
According to Awoko Business, Philip Swaray, the executive secretary and chief operating officer of the Sierra Leone Association of Commercial Banks, is planning to introduce smartcard-based technologies within the next year.
A provincial board member in the Philippines recently encouraged hospital workers in Misamis Oriental, in particular at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, to wear plastic ID cards that would clearly label them as staff, according to the Sun Star.
According to new research from the UK Cards Association, the decade from 2000 to 2010 has been labeled the “decade of two halves.”
In the United Kingdom, there have recently been problems with under-age individuals consuming alcohol and using other age-restrictive products illegally.