FIME today announces that its French and Taiwanese test laboratories have become the first international centers to be accredited by UnionPay to perform card manufacturer certification testing.
Global card manufacturers and personalization bureaus can now work with FIME to become an ‘authorized’ UnionPay vendor, enabling them to supply UnionPay’s global network of over 200 issuing banks.
FIME’s certification services cover four areas: IC card embedding, IC card personalization, magnetic stripe card personalization and card manufacturing. Vendors wishing to work with UnionPay issuers must achieve one or more of these certifications.
“The global expansion of UnionPay represents a significant commercial opportunity for vendors and we can help them to tap into this additional revenue stream,” adds Arnaud Peninon, Vice President - Asia Pacific and Global Laboratories at FIME. “FIME already supports banks and terminal manufacturers in achieving UnionPay certifications, so we’re pleased to now support international card manufacturers and personalization bureaus. Our relationship with UnionPay continues to strengthen and we look forward to supporting its continued growth over the coming months and years.”