Bell ID, the worldwide technology leader in smart card management solutions, today announced that it has signed with one of Saudi Arabia’s leading banks for the provision of both central and instant issuing solutions of EMV cards.
Bell ID’s software suite, ANDiS, offers a comprehensive set of features to meet the bank’s requirements, namely EMV data preparation, smart card and application management, central issuance and instant issuance of chip cards at branch locations. The offered solution will enable the personalization of MULTOS chip based SPAN debit cards at more than 100 issuance locations in Saudi Arabia and various locations in Dubai and Pakistan. The system is also ready for the personalization of chip based M/Chip and VSDC cards and applications. Furthermore it will enable central issuance at the Bank’s head office.
The financial group is a banking heavyweight with a solid presence in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. It holds more than 100 branches across the Kingdom, with branches in London, Dubai and Pakistan.
The ANDiS platform – certified by all major domestic and international card schemes – provides the Bank with a solid foundation for its EMV issuance solution that can be extended to take advantage of more sophisticated features and functionality in the future. This would enable the Bank to maximize return on investment by offering additional features and services, meant to improve customer retention, attract new customers and introduce revenue generating applications. These features include EMV parameter management, scripting, Internet PIN change, multi-application management and post-issuance personalization. Furthermore, the combination of banking services with mobile phones for providing contactless applications using Near Field Communication technology can be supported.
Erik Wellen, General Manager Middle East at Bell ID, commented: “We are very enthusiastic about this project and look forward to providing the Bank with a solid and reliable EMV issuing solution that will deliver world-class card solutions and services to its customer base.”